Wollongong railway station

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Wollongong
Wollongong railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2
Location Lowden Square, Wollongong
Australia
Coordinates 34°25′38″S 150°53′15″E / 34.427360°S 150.887580°E / -34.427360; 150.887580Coordinates: 34°25′38″S 150°53′15″E / 34.427360°S 150.887580°E / -34.427360; 150.887580
Elevation 56 feet (17 m)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 82.92 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 2 dock)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WOL
Fare zone MyZone 3
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 21 June 1887
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Wollongong railway station is located on the Illawarra line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the central business district of Wollongong opening on 21 June 1887.[1]

History[edit]

Endeavour railcar at the eastern dock platform

The original Wollongong railway station (Platform 2) was constructed in 1887. The Platform 2 refreshment room, which is still in use today, was constructed in 1890. The Platform 1 station and refreshment room were constructed in 1923 and 1926 respectively.[2]

In 2005, a new footbridge with lifts opened. On 14 August 2010, in addition to its original car park, a new commuter car park which provides 365 free car spaces including disabled and motorcycle parking, as well as bicycle storage, was opened.[3][4]

Platforms & services[edit]

Wollongong has two side platforms serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services travelling between Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama, as well as local services from Waterfall and Thirroul to Port Kembla. Peak hour services terminate at Wollongong with carriages stabled in sidings south of the station.[5]

There are also two south facing dock platforms that are occasionally used by Endeavour railcar services. These were used by CPH railmotor services from Moss Vale until these ceased in September 1985 and following electrification of the line from Sydney, by diesel railcar services from the south.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [5]
2 services to Port Kembla & Kiama [5]
3 Dock platform
4 Dock platform

Transport links[edit]

Bus Stop area on Eastern side of station

Busabout operates one service to and from Wollongong:

NSW TrainLink operate coach services to Moss Vale and Bundanoon[7]

Premier Illawarra operates six routes via Wollongong station:

Premier Motor Service service between Sydney and Eden[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wollongong Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Wollongong Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ New Wollongong commuter car park opens Transport for NSW 14 October 2010|
  4. ^ New car park to assist rail commuters Illawarra Mercury 13 October 2010
  5. ^ a b c South Coast Line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  6. ^ Routes 886, 887 and 888 timetable Busabout 1 June 2014
  7. ^ Southern Highlands Line timetable NSW TrainLink 20 October 2013
  8. ^ a b Routes 34 and 65 timetable Premier Illawarra 20 October 2013
  9. ^ a b Routes 37 and 57 timetable Premier Illawarra 20 October 2013
  10. ^ a b Routes 51, 53 and 72 timetable Premier Illawarra 20 October 2013
  11. ^ Timetables Premier Motor Service

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