International case studies

Many cities across the world have revitalised heritage rail stations in to modern transport hubs, providing lessons that could be applicable to the reimagining of Central Station.

Transport for NSW has been looking at these international examples, and we want to hear about great examples of transport hubs and public spaces that you've experienced.

In looking at international examples, we've considered:

⚫ the customer experience

⚫ transport planning and engineering

⚫ commercial opportunities

⚫ urban design.


Kings Cross St Pancras, London

⚫ 355,000 customers a day on average

⚫ Major interchange between the underground, international rail, regional rail, bus and cycle

⚫ Redevelopment delivered improved connections and surrounding infrastructure and revitalised the heritage buildings and architecture

⚫ Incorporates a new hotel, specialty stores, food and beverage outlets and a daily food market into the grand heritage building

⚫ A catalyst for urban renewal in the surrounding area.


Antwerp Central Station

⚫ 50,000 customers a day on average

⚫ Redevelopment to incorporate high speed rail

⚫ Retail and dining, including a diamond gallery (comprising 30 diamond stores)

⚫ Improved customer interchanges and connectivity, including improved pedestrian connections to surrounding neighbourhoods.



Grand Central Station, New York

⚫ Over 750, 000 visitors daily

⚫ 21.6 million tourists visit each year

⚫ A range of retail and dining outlets, a transport museum and adjacent event space.


Many cities across the world have revitalised heritage rail stations in to modern transport hubs, providing lessons that could be applicable to the reimagining of Central Station.

Transport for NSW has been looking at these international examples, and we want to hear about great examples of transport hubs and public spaces that you've experienced.

In looking at international examples, we've considered:

⚫ the customer experience

⚫ transport planning and engineering

⚫ commercial opportunities

⚫ urban design.


Kings Cross St Pancras, London

⚫ 355,000 customers a day on average

⚫ Major interchange between the underground, international rail, regional rail, bus and cycle

⚫ Redevelopment delivered improved connections and surrounding infrastructure and revitalised the heritage buildings and architecture

⚫ Incorporates a new hotel, specialty stores, food and beverage outlets and a daily food market into the grand heritage building

⚫ A catalyst for urban renewal in the surrounding area.


Antwerp Central Station

⚫ 50,000 customers a day on average

⚫ Redevelopment to incorporate high speed rail

⚫ Retail and dining, including a diamond gallery (comprising 30 diamond stores)

⚫ Improved customer interchanges and connectivity, including improved pedestrian connections to surrounding neighbourhoods.



Grand Central Station, New York

⚫ Over 750, 000 visitors daily

⚫ 21.6 million tourists visit each year

⚫ A range of retail and dining outlets, a transport museum and adjacent event space.