Central Station -The Largest Train Station in Sydney
Located near Chinatown and Haymarket, the Central Station is
the largest train station in Sydney. The Central Station in Sydney
is like most generic central stations you find
scattered all over the world. Being the main
area where thousands of local and tourist commuters
numbering to around 146,000 everyday,
the Central Station is busy, crowded,
The history of Sydney central station goes back to the year
1855 and if you are interested
in the history of the station, then here are some facts.
On September 26, 1855 there was the opening of the first Sydney Station in Cleveland
and was known as Redfern. Tickets sold 4 shillings each
for 750 first class seats.
This was for the journey
between Parramatta and Sydney.
In the years between 1867-1948, there was a
funeral train service from the Central Station to
In 1874, another station was
built because the first one proved to be inadequate.
This one was also called Redfern. It was built in an
area formerly known as the Devonshire Street Cemetery.
There also used to be a convent, a sanctuary for
police barracks, a parsonage, and a non-profit
organization or Benevolent Society.
In August 4, 1906, the main
station of present-day Sydney Central Station was built.
In March 3, 1921, the Clock Tower was added and in 1926,
the opening of the electric suburban lines was established.
In August 1997, Light Rails were built in Central Station
and in August 5, 2006, the
Central Station in Sydney celebrated its 100th
year of service.