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Wollongong railway station

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Elevation  56 feet (17 m)
Operated by  NSW TrainLink
Owned by  RailCorp
Line(s)  Illawarra
Wollongong railway station
Location  Lowden Square, Wollongong Australia
Distance  82.92 kilometres from 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.

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History

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.

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.

Platforms & services

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.

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.

Transport links

Busabout operates one service to and from Wollongong:

  • 887: to Campbelltown via Princes Motorway
  • NSW TrainLink operate coach services to Moss Vale and Bundanoon

    Premier Illawarra operates six routes via Wollongong station:

  • 34: to Port Kembla
  • 37: to Wollongong Beach via Oak Flats & Shellharbour anti-clockwise loop
  • 51: Wollongong University to Albion Park
  • 53: Wollongong University to Oak Flats station
  • 57: to Wollongong Beach via Shellharbour & Oak Flats clockwise loop
  • 65: North Beach to Port Kembla station
  • Premier Motor Service service between Sydney and Eden

    References

    Wollongong railway station Wikipedia


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