Central Railway Station

Central Railway Station, opened in 1906, is Sydney's main rail terminus. Built on the site of the Devonshire Street Cemetery, it replaced a nearby terminus on Devonshire Street.

Milestone
Replaced
1906
Position
1906
Property
On site of
Type

Central Railway Station

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,
2008

Central Railway Station was Sydney's third terminus, replacing the original 1855 station further south in Redfern and a later upgraded station built in the 1870s.

The Railways of Sydney: Shaping the City and its Commerce

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,
2016

Across the world, steam railways and electric tramways facilitated the expansion of the small cities of pre-industrial times into vast metropolises. This essay explores the role of railways in shaping the Sydney metropolis we know today.