Port Kembla railway station

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Port Kembla
NSW TrainLink intercity train terminal
Port Kembla North
Port Kembla Station
Location Old Port Road, Port Kembla
New South Wales
Coordinates 34°28′38″S 150°54′05″E / 34.4773°S 150.9014°E / -34.4773; 150.9014Coordinates: 34°28′38″S 150°54′05″E / 34.4773°S 150.9014°E / -34.4773; 150.9014
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) South Coast (Port Kembla branch)
Distance 90.239 km from Central [1]
Platforms 1 (197 metres)[1]
Tracks 3
Train operators NSW TrainLink
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Easy Access
Other information
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 9 March 1936[2]
Electrified 4 February 1986[3]
Passengers (2014) 24,061[4]
Rank 234th of 307[5]

Port Kembla is a single-platform intercity train terminal located in Port Kembla, Australia, on the South Coast railway line's Port Kembla branch. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling north to Wollongong and Sydney.[6] The station also serves as a stabling location for South Coast line trains. Premier Illawarra operates connecting bus services from the station to Dapto and Wollongong.

The wharves, mills and factories that today characterise Port Kembla began to develop in the early part of the 20th century. The railway from the main South Coast line to the new port was completed in July 1916, but the only station, Mount Drummond, was at the northern end. Port Kembla Station, at the southern end near the Outer Harbour breakwater, opened in January 1920. Additional stations were to follow: in 1926 at Cringila, 1936 on the southern boundary of the Australian Iron & Steel steelworks (Port Kembla North), and 1938 within the John Lysaghts site.

Electric multiple unit trains began to service Port Kembla Station from February 1986 and the station building was replaced at the same time.[citation needed] Electronic ticketing facilities were activated in 2014.[7]

As a terminal station, Port Kembla also features a small stabling yard made up of a platform road, passing loop and engine siding.[1]

Platforms & Services[edit]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 Terminating services; services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [8]


  1. ^ a b c Asset Standards Authority (30 April 2015). "Train Operating Conditions (TOC) Manual – Track Diagrams (version 3.0)" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Port Kembla Station". 
  3. ^ Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group". 
  4. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (March 2015). "Summary of train journeys (official patronage figures)". 
  5. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (November 2012). Compendium of Sydney Rail Travel Statistics, 8th Edition. 
  6. ^ Sydney Trains (October 2014). "South Coast Line – Bomaderry or Port Kembla to Central and Bondi Junction". 
  7. ^ Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2014
  8. ^ "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 

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