Cringila railway station

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Cringila Station
Northbound station footbridge view in January 2008
Location Five Islands Road, Cringila
New South Wales
Coordinates 34°27′59″S 150°52′41″E / 34.4665°S 150.8780°E / -34.4665; 150.8780Coordinates: 34°27′59″S 150°52′41″E / 34.4665°S 150.8780°E / -34.4665; 150.8780
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Port Kembla railway line
Distance 87.650 km from Central[1]
Platforms 2 (island), 187 and 178 metres[1]
Train operators NSW TrainLink
Bus operators Premier Illawarra
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Not accessible
Architectural style Inter-war functionalism[2]
Other information
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 16 April 1926[3]
Electrified 4 February 1986[4]
Passengers (2014) 385[5]
Rank 262nd of 307[6]
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Port Kembla

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.[7] Premier Illawarra operates connecting bus services from the station to Albion Park, Port Kembla, Shellharbour and Wollongong.


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.[2]

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.[2]


Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [8]
services to Port Kembla [8]


  1. ^ a b Asset Standards Authority (30 April 2015). "Train Operating Conditions (TOC) Manual – Track Diagrams (version 3.0)" (PDF). 
  2. ^ a b c Office of Environment & Heritage (29 May 2009). "NSW heritage register: Cringila railway station group". Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. " Cringila Station". 
  4. ^ Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group". 
  5. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (March 2015). "Summary of train journeys (official patronage figures)". Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (November 2012). Compendium of Sydney Rail Travel Statistics, 8th Edition. 
  7. ^ Sydney Trains (October 2014). "South Coast Line – Bomaderry or Port Kembla to Central and Bondi Junction". 
  8. ^ a b "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 

External links

  • Media related to Cringila railway station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Cringila station details Sydney Trains
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