Helensburgh railway station

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Helensburgh
Helensburgh railway station.jpg
Southbound view from the footbridge in January 2008
Location Tunnel Road, Helensburgh, New South Wales
Australia
Elevation 479 feet (146 m)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) South Coast railway line
Distance 46.38 kilometres from Central
Platforms 2 (1 island)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Construction
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HSB
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 1889
Rebuilt 1915
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line

Helensburgh railway station is located on the South Coast railway line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the town of Helensburgh.

History

The original Helensburgh station.

Helensburgh's first station opened in 1889 as the single line from Sutherland was progressively extended south towards Stanwell Park.[1] It was built between the short Helensburgh Tunnel and the longer Metropolitan Tunnel to service the local Helensburgh township. The current Helensburgh station opened on 30 May 1915, replacing the original station on the original alignment of the Illawarra line.[2] Helensburgh became the temporary terminus of the electrified line when it opened from Waterfall on 6 May 1984.[3] Electrification was extended through to Port Kembla in January 1986.

In 2007, a new footbridge was built at the western end of the station with the staircase to the Wilsons Creek Road overpass removed.[4]

Platforms & services

Helensburgh has one island platform with two faces and is serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services travelling between Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama.[5] It is also the terminating point for one weekday afternoon Sydney Trains service that is extended from Waterfall primarily to convey school students.[6]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
terminating service to & from Bondi Junction one weekday service[6]
services to Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [5]
2
services to Thirroul, Port Kembla & Kiama [5]

Transport links

Premier Charters operates one route to and from Helensburgh station:

References

  1. ^ "Helensburgh's Tunnels". Helensburgh and District Historical Society. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  2. ^ Helensburgh station. NSWrail.net.
  3. ^ "Helensburgh Opens" Railway Digest June 1984 page 209
  4. ^ Helensburgh Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  5. ^ a b c "South Coast line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  6. ^ a b "T4: Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  7. ^ "Premier Charters route 15". Transport for NSW. 

External links

  • Media related to Helensburgh railway station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Helensburgh station details Transport for New South Wales
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