Loftus railway station, Sydney

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Loftus railway station.JPG
Southbound view from Platform 2 in July 2012
Location Loftus Avenue, Loftus
Coordinates 34°02′42″S 151°03′05″E / 34.04511944°S 151.0512778°E / -34.04511944; 151.0512778Coordinates: 34°02′42″S 151°03′05″E / 34.04511944°S 151.0512778°E / -34.04511944; 151.0512778
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by Sydney Trains
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 26.29 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Other information
Station code LOF
Opened 9 March 1886
Rebuilt 1979
Electrified Yes
Previous names Loftus Junction
web = Sydney Trains
Preceding station   Sydney Trains   Following station
towards Waterfall
Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
(limited services)
towards Central
Preceding station   Closed Lines   Following station
Royal National Park Branch Terminus

Loftus railway station is located on the Illawarra line, serving the Sydney suburb of Loftus. It is served by Sydney Trains T4 line services and limited NSW TrainLink South Coast line services.


Loftus station opened on 9 March 1886 as Loftus Junction when the Illawarra line was extended from Sutherland to Waterfall. It was renamed Loftus in September 1896. It was rebuilt in 1979 as part of the extension of the electrification from Loftus Junction to Waterfall.[1][2]

From 1886 until 1991, Loftus was the former junction of the branch line to the Royal National Park which branched off immediately south of the station.[3]

Platforms & services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Bondi Junction [4]
services to Bondi Junction limited morning peak services[5]
services to Waterfall & Helensburgh [4]
services to Port Kembla & Kiama limited early morning services[5]

Transport links[edit]

Transdev NSW operates two routes via Loftus station:


  1. ^ Loftus Station
  2. ^ Loftus Signal Box NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ The Royal National Park Branch
  4. ^ a b "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable" (PDF). Sydney Trains. 20 October 2013 [amended January 2015]. 
  5. ^ a b "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  6. ^ "Route 991 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 3 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "Route 993 timetable" (PDF). Transdev NSW. 27 April 2015. 

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