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

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Long tunnel walk - now much nicer

When I lived in Sydney almost 20 years ago, I used to walk through the long boring tunnel all the time. Now it has been renovated and there are more shops - there is a great... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking to get out of Sydney but the thought of driving does not appeal then catch the train! We took the Newcastle train to Tuggerah as we were meeting up with an old friend, but the surprise was the train ride. It winds it way through Eucalyptus forests and at part clings to the edge of the shore... More 

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Townsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met friends at Central to take light rail to Darling Harbour of which one was in an electronic wheelchair. The service from the Light Rail staff was amazing for his wheelchair, ensure that any stop we went to had a ramp out for him to drive on and off the light rail carriages. They were always polite and could... More 

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Ryde, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place to depart or arrive at ! State Rail staff are always eager to assist ! Toilets spotless!! Coffee cart coffee - use if you are in desperate need of rocket fuel !!

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Tasmania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

When I lived in Sydney almost 20 years ago, I used to walk through the long boring tunnel all the time. Now it has been renovated and there are more shops - there is a great bargain bookstore at the rail side. The buskers are still there - some better than others...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Finally upgraded the board it's more easy to see and is massive a old colonial building with the old morgue stop just up a bit. Also when you arrive from airport is where you'll come to before taking further transport from there to ferries buses are at side and light rail has a stop at country train section . Being... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

One of the old 19th century style sandstone buildings you'll find dotted around the city is this lovely place. Being a public and active train station means you can mooch around and enjoy the architecture. Vaulted ceilings and exquisite sandstone masonry show cases this building beautifully. Now if you're a traveler, know that this section (vaulted and sandstoney) is the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

A almost 3 hours train ride to Central station. I've been to Sydney and Central many many times throughout my life. This visit there were hardly any stores open in the station itself, due to some renovations? Toilets are always very very very busy and the lineup can be outrageous. There use to be a hungry jacks and a krispy... More 

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Tamworth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We love Central. It's easy to get in and out of the Qatari on now with opal cards. We give each kid their own Opal card and they walk through without dramas. We flew into Sydney and caught the train to Central. Trains and platforms all very clean. We usually stay close to central as it's close to places we... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We arrived at 1130 on a very hot 40 degree Sydney day to catch the Indian Pacific. there is not a lot in the station. We walked nearby and found a middle eastern style café behind the Adina Hotel. Great place to wait until you can go onto the platform at 1.00 pm. Passengers on the Indian Pacific receive welcome... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The station is one of the main train stations in Sydney. We found it to be well laid out with good signage.

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