|Central Metro Light Rail station|
Central MLR Station
|Number of Platforms||1|
|Platform arrangements||1 side|
|Lilyfield Light Rail Line|
Central light rail station is located at Central railway station, the eastern terminus of the Metro Light Rail line in Sydney, Australia, which runs for 7.2km between the station and the terminus, Lilyfield light rail stop. It is the only station on the light rail line at present where transfer to CityRail services is possible. The light rail stop is located in an outside concourse area of Central station, located near to the main waiting area and departure hall. It allows easy transfer from train services to Chinatown, the Darling Harbour precinct, Pyrmont and some of the inner western suburbs. A TramLink card was made available by Metro Transport and Cityrail to facilitate these transfers through the purchase of one ticket on both systems.
Central's light rail stop is a single platform on a unidirectional turning loop (much like former South Ferry loop Metro station in New York) which is used to avoid having to terminate the vehicles. The route taken by the light rail around Central was not new; it had been used until 1957 as a route on the former Sydney tramway system. The stop and Central station loop were constructed in 1997 as part of the construction of the Sydney Light Rail (now the Metro Light Rail). The covered area in which the light rail stop is located was previously used as a staff car-park and bus interchange. Ticket machines and line information boards are located on the platform area. Previously there have been proposals to extend the light rail network into the CBD. It is expected that Central station would be the terminus for the CBD services also.
- Platform 1 - Services to Lilyfield and The Star