Cringila railway station
Cringila in April 2019
|Location||Five Islands Road, Cringila|
New South Wales
|Operated by||NSW TrainLink|
|Line(s)||Port Kembla railway line|
|Distance||87.650 km from Central|
|Platforms||2 (island), 187 and 178 metres|
|Train operators||NSW TrainLink|
|Bus operators||Premier Illawarra|
|Architectural style||Inter-war functionalism|
|Website||Transport for NSW|
|Opened||16 April 1926|
|Electrified||4 February 1986|
|Passengers (2013)||50 (daily) (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)|
Cringila is an intercity train station located in Cringila, Australia, on the South Coast railway line's Port Kembla branch. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling south to Port Kembla and north to Wollongong and Sydney.
Though the Port Kembla district was designated as a future port and industrial area as early as 1893, satisfactory wharves were only constructed in the early 20th century. The area soon rivalled Newcastle as a centre for the state's steel industry. A hamlet of workers' cottages grew up near the steelworks, known first as "Steeltown" and, from the 1920s, Cringila. The railway from the main South Coast line to the new port was completed in July 1916, and a single-platform station followed at Cringila six years later.
Australia's entry into World War II dramatically increased its demand for steel, and the Port Kembla branch line was duplicated in 1940. A new island-platform Cringila Station, in the inter-war functionalist style, opened the following year. The dichromatic brick platform building, built to a similar plan as was used for Cronulla branch line stations, features a toilet, general waiting room, staff room, goods store, stationmaster's office, combined booking and parcels office, and ticket office. The building is considered a good example of its type, being externally intact, and has been listed on the local heritage register. The station footbridge was extended in 1958 to provide a direct connection to the adjacent BHP (now BlueScope) steelworks.
Platforms & services
Cringila has one platform with two faces. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services travelling between Waterfall and Thirroul to Port Kembla. It is also served by some peak hour Bondi Junction services.
|1||services to Thirroul & Waterfall
morning peak services to Bondi Junction
|2||services to Port Kembla|||
Premier Illawarra operates three routes via Cringila station:
- 34: Wollongong to Port Kembla
- 51: University of Wollongong to Albion Park
- 53: University of Wollongong to Stockland Shellharbour
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- Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group".
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- "South Coast line timetable". Transport for NSW.
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- "Premier Illawarra route 51". Transport for NSW.
- "Premier Illawarra route 53". Transport for NSW.