Culture and heritage

For over 160 years, the Sydney Trains network has played a critical role in the provision of transport services for Sydney.

Historic picture of early train station History of the NSW railways

From the first passenger railway line in 1855 to where we are today. Here's where you'll find all about the history of the NSW railways.

Rail worker inspecting track worksConservation

Sydney Trains is responsible for managing one of Australia's largest collections of heritage-listed buildings, structures and cultural landscapes.

Changing technology Oral history program

Conserving our heritage is not just about maintaining historic buildings, it's also about capturing the stories and history behind the railways.

Akurbra Hats advertisement at Museum StationHistoric advertising

Signs of the times - station billboards preserved as part of Sydney's rail heritage.

Safety First signpostSafety first

The 'Safety first' message has long been part of the history and culture of the NSW railways.

The clock tower at Central StationHeritage register

Many of the state's heritage items are owned or managed by NSW Government agencies.


NSW Remembers Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018Current exhibition

Heritage tours

Go by train in New South WalesTake a tour of Central