Just steps from the magnificent building itself, Town Hall Railway Station is one of Sydney’s busiest public transport hubs. It serves the CBD, with passengers streaming through its gates since 1932. The station sprawls over two levels, each with three platforms. Lifts connect the main concourse with the platforms and offer easy access for wheelchair bound passengers.
Town Hall is one of the five stations that form Sydney’s City Loop line. Over the decades it’s played an important role in supporting Sydney’s growth, and establishing it as a global city. While the station has been modernised, its historic roots still shine through to this day. It boasts a handful of original period features, including ornate balustrades and steel framework columns.
Thanks to an underground network of passageways, accessing Town Hall Railway Station is easy. The main entrance is on George Street, though the station also offers underground links to the Queen Victoria Building, The Galeries, Town Hall Square, Pavilion Plaza and Woolworths Supermarket.
While today Town Hall Railway Station is a buzz of activity, it has a surprisingly spooky past. It’s built on the site of the Old Sydney Burial Ground, Sydney’s earliest colonial cemetery. Hundreds of convicts were buried on the site, with some people maintaining that they haunt the station to this day.