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Address: Eddy Ave | Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 02 9379 1777
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Left-luggage facility availability

Several times lately I've used the left-luggage facility at Central. You enter a room near the grand front façade of the building (where it looks down to Railway Square and George... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alys-Schatzi
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Melbourne, Australia
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Pambula
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I flew back into Sydney early on a Monday morning and trained to Central to catch the Canberra express service due at lunchtime. Having been here several times before, I expected to be able to get breakfast up on the country rail main concourse (the Grand Concourse???). Sadly, no food outlets save for a temporary kiosk serving tea/coffee/drinks and cakes.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People live in Central station, it's a travesty in a country like ours. And no I don't think they should be moved so they are out of sight. At least they have shelter here. The women at the info desk st Central were so rude and unhelpful I was amazed. I got the third degree for asking about concession fares... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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869 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several times lately I've used the left-luggage facility at Central. You enter a room near the grand front façade of the building (where it looks down to Railway Square and George Street). The women's toilets are next-door. There's a table and a bit of space where you can re-pack and deal with your luggage, and then there's the counter where... More 

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Thank Alys-Schatzi
Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we where up in Sydney we used this station to travel on the trains . We found the staff to be very helpful and kind. It is very easy to travel around town.

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Thank StephenF605
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, Sydney Central is a grand old building and, on the whole, the staff do try to be helpful. However, it is hard to believe that this is the main railway station for one of the world's major cities. C'mon Sydney! Pull your socks up. Although the staff are generally well-meaning (and some go above and beyond), they don't always... More 

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Thank PatCrawford
Sydney, Australia
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use Central every day and find it great The staff are so much more friendly than they used to be The grand of suburban have now been renovated and that great and clean The country side has had a Chanel to for the better But off course always a but the platform should have lift or escalators on each... More 

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Thank mje0250
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232 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The station is very big and could be accessed from various directions. The upper floor is used for intercity platforms while the MRT platform could be accessed on the lower floor. Many buses also pass this station. Anyway, numbers of shops are less than Townhall Station.

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Thank scalopages
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The station is big, having over twenty platforms; but you can see the signs clearly leading you to your platforms. Staff are also very friendly to tell you where you should go. And the grand concourse is always so stunning to me every time I go there.

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Thank DoryTravel
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed with family just outside sydney and used the train to travel in. We would regularly stop at Central station. It's huge! People are helpful and trains run effectively and to time. Is an easy place to get lost but we managed!

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Thank 123bags123
New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here on the Melbourne to Sydney XPT train. Was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and helpful the staff were when I needed to catch another train. The staff members explained where the platforms are as the station is very large and is set over 3 levels. It is a beautiful building and I must say it is way better... More 

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