Central Railway Station

Central Railway Station, Sydney: Address, Phone Number, Central Railway Station Reviews: 3.5/5

Central Railway Station
3.5
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AndyJohn74
Melbourne, Australia1,689 contributions
Rather clean.
Jun 2021
Arrived here via the Light Rail. The train station has a fair amount of history and contains multiple platforms. There are a number of eateries inside the terminal and a lovely memorial to the railway staff who fell during the Great War. It is rather pleasing how clean the station is.
Written June 9, 2021
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Saie Lapazi
Sydney, Australia802 contributions
Always Reminds Me of Another Time
Mar 2021 • Solo
Central Station in Sydney always reminds me of traveling through it many times in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It still has a slightly sleezy feel. Thankfully work is being carried out to update the station
Written March 26, 2021
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Alison S
Sydney, Australia2,019 contributions
Wonderful trip on CountryLink Rail.
Mar 2021
Travel to Canberra in peace and stateliness!

Hot meal for lunch accompanied by wine was generous and filling.
Hot bread roll to accompany the roast pork.
What a surprise!
Lovely to travel in peace and quiet, viewing the outside in the wet, misty Weather.

No hastle with cars, driving, roads and inclement weather.

What a pleasure.
Highly recommended.
Written March 21, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia32,189 contributions
Central station
Oct 2020
Central is the oldest railway station in Australia. It is a grand station but it is old and it shows it, badly. It is the central station and all trains pass through here, suburban as well as inter urban and inter state trains. For some time now renovations and other construction work have been under way and this makes moving around the station quite difficult and slow. Perhaps when it is all completed everything will be better, who knows! There are not too many amenities in the station and it is not like the grand stations of Europe. The staff, though, are usually very helpful and we have always found them very polite and friendly. They can go out of their way to assist you.
Written November 7, 2020
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67Ruth
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Interstate
Jun 2020 • Solo
Great interstate travel choice.
Booked in bags for XPT at Melbourne arrived at central the following morning bags were transferred to next service that afternoon to mid north coast XPT and for only $4.40 i could store my overnight bag in the luggage room on platform 1 while i explored darling harbour and Barangaroo. Caught the light rail back from circular quay after a ferry ride and picked up my bag ready to board my later xpt service and get a drink in the eternity cafe before boarding. Wonderful service.
Written June 10, 2020
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Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,968 contributions
Central travel hub of Sydney; nice architecture
Dec 2019
Sydney Central Railway station is the main terminal in Australia for inter-state as well as the Sydney local railway. Located in the heart of the city, the train station also offers high-speed connectivity to the Sydney Airport, the Blue Mountains and the light rail too starts from here.

The main building is photogenic with its eye-catching architecture and the central gantry is amazing by itself. The station has 25 platforms and is now part of the Sydney Metro network too. Boarding a train from here can take time owing to the size of the station and the crowd. Passenger amenities though are rather few for such an important hub.
Written April 8, 2020
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UrbanPixel
Horton-in-Ribblesdale, UK70 contributions
Not grand
Mar 2020
Many Central Station of many cities are grand and inviting. Not this one. More security and light shows during evenings should make this place more grand.
Written March 9, 2020
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jayandp11
Epping, Australia14 contributions
Great spot been needed for a long time
Mar 2020 • Couples
Pity it closes so early. Could get many more customers later at night who are desperate for food in this station
Written March 6, 2020
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Jennie C
1 contribution
A very busy station
Feb 2020
This is a very busy station, but staff are available to help. The Grand concourse is beautiful architecturally.
Written March 5, 2020
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Oliver Pritchard
9 contributions
Great baggage storage
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a great station. Well organised and signed. The baggage store is super. Really good value and the staff are so helpful.
Written February 18, 2020
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