Bombo railway station

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Bombo
Bombo railway station.jpg
Station looking North
Location Princes Highway, Bombo
Australia
Coordinates 34°39′31″S 150°51′14″E / 34.658619°S 150.853819°E / -34.658619; 150.853819Coordinates: 34°39′31″S 150°51′14″E / 34.658619°S 150.853819°E / -34.658619; 150.853819
Elevation 20 feet (6.1 m)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) South Coast
Distance 117.55 km (73.04 mi) from Central
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BMB
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 9 November 1887
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Bombo railway station is located on the South Coast line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the adjacent Bombo Beach, and the suburb of North Kiama, opening on 9 November 1887 as North Kiama as the terminus of the line from Sydney. On 1 May 1889 it was renamed Kiama. Following the line being extended to Bomaderry on 2 June 1893, it resumed the North Kiama name. In June 1907 it was again renamed as Bombo. It retains its original 1887 weatherboard station.[1][2]

Bombo station holds the distinction of being the closest to the ocean in Australia. In 1974, a violent storm carried sand and sea foam across the railway line and the adjacent Princes Highway into Kiama cemetery.

Opposite the platform is a crossing loop that opened on 18 July 1925.[3] As well as being used to stable freight trains it serves as a head shunt by freight trains entering RailCorp's Bombo Ballast Quarry to the north-west of the station.

Platforms & services[edit]

Bombo has one platform. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services travelling between Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 South Coast Line H set electric services to Sydney Central, Bondi Junction & Kiama [4]

Transport links[edit]

Premier Illawarra operates one bus route via Bombo station:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bombo Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Bombo Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ "60 Years Ago" Railway Digest July 1985 page 214
  4. ^ South Coast Line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  5. ^ Routes 71, 76 and 77 timetable Premier Illawarra 20 October 2013

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