Wollongong railway station

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Wollongong
Wollongong railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2
Station statistics
Address 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)
Line(s) South Coast
Connections Bus
Distance 82.92 km (51.52 mi) from Central
Structure type Ground
Platforms 4 (2 side, 2 dock)
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 21 June 1887
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code WOL
Owned by RailCorp
Operator NSW TrainLink
Fare zone MyZone 3
Opal card Active
Website Sydney Trains
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Central

Wollongong railway station is located on the South Coast 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, the station's Easy Access upgrade was completed. 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 South Coast Line NSW TrainLink electric services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction
2 South Coast Line NSW TrainLink electric services to Port Kembla & Kiama
3 Dock platform
4 Dock platform

Transport links[edit]

Bus Stop area on Eastern side of station

Busabout:

NSW TrainLink 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]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wollongong Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Wollongong Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ NSW Minister for Transport (14 October 2010). "New Wollongong commuter car park opens". Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  4. ^ Matthew Jones (13 October 2010). "New car park to assist rail commuters". Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  5. ^ 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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