Central railway station is, as the name suggests, the central railway station for the Queensland Rail City network in the Brisbane central business district, the state capital of Queensland, Australia. A major interchange for train services on the City network, Central is located in Zone 1 of the TransLink integrated public transport system.
The first building for Central railway station was a structure of wood and corrugated galvanised iron, and opened on 18 August 1889 as a terminus of the line after Roma Street railway station. In 1891 the tunnel to Brunswick Street railway station (now Fortitude Valley Railway Station) was opened so trains could run directly from Central to northern destinations.
An elegant new station was constructed and opened in 1899 with arches of corrugated galvanised iron over the platforms and a portico on Ann Street.In 1904, Central had the only electro-pneumatic system in Australia for changing points and signals.