Lysaghts railway station

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Lysaghts
Lysaghts Station
Northbound view from Platform 2 in November 2012
Location Springhill Road, Spring Hill
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 34°27′13″S 150°52′33″E / 34.4535°S 150.8759°E / -34.4535; 150.8759Coordinates: 34°27′13″S 150°52′33″E / 34.4535°S 150.8759°E / -34.4535; 150.8759
Owned by RailCorp
Line(s) Port Kembla railway line
Distance 86.267 km from Central[1]
Platforms 2 (side), 134 and 150 metres[1]
Train operators NSW TrainLink
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Not accessible
Other information
Website Transport for NSW
History
Opened 30 May 1938[2]
Electrified 4 February 1986[3]
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
towards Port Kembla

Lysaghts is an intercity train station located in Spring Hill, 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.[4] The station is surrounded on both sides by the Lysaght factory at Spring Hill. Trains only stop on request. There is no way out of the station unless commuters work at the neighbouring steelworks.

The station was one of 23 on the metropolitan rail network to record an average of fewer than one passenger per day in 2014.[5]

History

John Lysaght commenced operations in 1918, and began manufacturing galvanised steel at Spring Hill in 1936.[6] As the Port Kembla branch line, which opened in 1916,[7] cut through the Lysaght site, a station was established in 1938 to cater to the company's workforce. The station has minimal facilities beyond its original skillion-roofed waiting shed and a 1986 pedestrian footbridge.[citation needed]

Platforms and Services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1
services to Port Kembla, Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [4]
2
services to Port Kembla [4]

References

  1. ^ a b Asset Standards Authority (30 April 2015). "Train Operating Conditions (TOC) Manual – Track Diagrams (version 3.0)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Lysaghts Station". 
  3. ^ Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group". 
  4. ^ a b c "South Coast line timetable". Transport for NSW. 
  5. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (March 2015). "Summary of train journeys (official patronage figures)". 
  6. ^ Bluescope Lysaght (12 April 2011). "Major Milestone for LYSAGHT Brand". 
  7. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Port Kembla branch". 

External links

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