Tuesday means it’s time for Train Talk!
In todays edition we will be taking about Sydney’s Central Station. It opened at it’s current location on Eddy Avenue in Haymarket on August 5th 1906. It initally had 11 platforms and by 1913 had 19 platforms.
As part of the electrification of the NSW railway network in the 1920s, platforms 16-19 were rebuilt as through platforms and new platforms 20-23 were also built. Platforms 10-15 were electrified at this time, with platforms 1-9 being electrode in 1959. Platforms 24 and 25 were bulit under platforms 23 as part of the ESR project in 1979
It is the busiest station in the Sydney Trains network with nearly 12 million passengers passing through the station a year.
There are 25 platforms with Platform 1 in the west and 25 in the East
Platforms 1-3 accessible via the Grand Concourse service NSW TrainLink Regional Services as well as Great Southern Rail Services.
Platforms 4-15 accessible via the Grand Councourse service NSW TrainLink Intercity services.
Platforms 16-25 accessible via the Northern and Southernconcourses service Sydney Trains Suburban Services as well as limited NSW TrainLink Services.
Central Station also has a large Coach Terminal, Light Rail Stop and Bus Terminal.
Pictured: Exterior Facade of Central Station from Eddy Avenue