City Road, Sydney

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City Road, as viewed from the bridge spanning the Darlington and Camperdown campuses of the University of Sydney

City Road is a large thoroughfare in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. City Road runs south from a junction with Broadway and Parramatta Road, through the University of Sydney and becomes King Street as it enters the suburb of Newtown.

History and description[edit]

The road was originally the beginning of the main route leading from Sydney to Wollongong and points south, known as the Princes Highway. Although short, it still functions today as the main connection between the city centre and inner-western suburbs such as Newtown, Marrickville and Canterbury. Passing by Victoria Park and the leafy University of Sydney campus, the road is somewhat more picturesque than most metropolitan roads.

City Road was formerly served by a busy electric tram service until the late 1950s when it was replaced by motor bus services.[1] Sydney Buses routes 352, 370, 422, 423, 426 and 428 now run along City Road.

See also[edit]


Route map: Bing / Google

  1. ^ Keenan, D. Tramways of Sydney. Transit Press 1979