Minnamurra railway station

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Minnamurra
NSW TrainLink intercity train station
Shellharbour Junction · Bombo
Minnamurra Station
Location Railway Avenue, Minnamurra
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 34°37′33″S 150°51′08″E / 34.6257°S 150.8522°E / -34.6257; 150.8522Coordinates: 34°37′33″S 150°51′08″E / 34.6257°S 150.8522°E / -34.6257; 150.8522
Owned by RailCorp
Line(s) South Coast
Distance 113.372 km from Central[1]
Platforms 1, 195 metres[1]
Train operators NSW TrainLink
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Easy Access
Other information
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 23 December 1891[2]
Rebuilt 10 October 1943[2]
Electrified 17 November 2001
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 24,002[3]
Rank 246th of 307[4]
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line

Minnamurra is a single-platform intercity train station located in Minnamurra, New South Wales, Australia, on the South Coast railway line. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling south to Kiama and north to Wollongong and Sydney.[5]

While the railway line through Minnamurra opened in 1887, the station didn't open until four years later. In 1943, it moved to its present location. The station has no platform building and is not staffed.[6] Electric multiple unit trains began to service the station from November 2001.[7]

Despite some interest from local politicians, a perennial proposal to close Minnamurra and Bombo stations in favour of a new stop in the centre of Kiama Downs has not progressed.[8]

Platforms & Services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central, Bondi Junction & Kiama [5]

References

  1. ^ a b Asset Standards Authority (30 April 2015). "Train Operating Conditions (TOC) Manual – Track Diagrams (version 3.0)" (PDF). 
  2. ^ a b Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Minnamurra Station". 
  3. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (March 2015). "Summary of train journeys (official patronage figures)". 
  4. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (November 2012). Compendium of Sydney Rail Travel Statistics, 8th Edition. 
  5. ^ a b Sydney Trains (October 2014). "South Coast Line – Bomaderry or Port Kembla to Central and Bondi Junction". 
  6. ^ Sydney Trains. "Sydney Trains station facilities – Minnamurra Station". 
  7. ^ "Electrifying news". South Coast Register. 20 November 2001. 
  8. ^ Mackie, Graham (2 October 2013). "A station for Kiama Downs?". Kiama Independent. 

External links

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