Port Kembla North railway station

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Port Kembla North
Port Kembla North Station
Eastbound station footbridge view in October 2011
Location Flinders Street, Port Kembla
New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 34°28′23″S 150°53′17″E / 34.4730°S 150.8881°E / -34.4730; 150.8881Coordinates: 34°28′23″S 150°53′17″E / 34.4730°S 150.8881°E / -34.4730; 150.8881
Owned by RailCorp
Line(s) Port Kembla railway line
Distance 88.771 km from Central[1]
Platforms 1 (197 metres)[1]
Train operators NSW TrainLink
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Not accessible
Other information
Website Sydney Trains
History
Opened 9 March 1936[2]
Electrified 4 February 1986[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 222[4]
Rank 254th of 307[5]
Services
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line
Terminus

Port Kembla North is a single-platform intercity train station located in Port Kembla, Australia, on the South Coast railway line's Port Kembla branch. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling south to Port Kembla Station and north to Wollongong and Sydney.[6] The station was one of 23 on the metropolitan rail network to record an average of fewer than one passenger per day in 2014.[4]

History

The wharves, mills and factories that today characterise Port Kembla began to develop in the early part of the 20th century. The railway from the main South Coast line to the new port was completed in July 1916, but the only station, Mount Drummond, was at the northern end. A single-platform station near the Outer Harbour, called Port Kembla, opened in January 1920.[7] A second station for the suburb, called Port Kembla North, opened in March 1936, at the southern boundary of the vast Australian Iron & Steel site – the year after the enterprise was acquired by BHP.[2][8]

The station has no platform building – save for a small waiting shed and services hut – and is not staffed. Electric multiple unit trains began to service the station from February 1986 and electronic ticketing facilities were activated in 2014.[9]

Services

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to Port Kembla, Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [10]

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: Port Kembla North Station". 
  3. ^ Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group". 
  4. ^ a b Bureau of Transport Statistics (March 2015). "Summary of train journeys (official patronage figures)". 
  5. ^ Bureau of Transport Statistics (November 2012). Compendium of Sydney Rail Travel Statistics, 8th Edition. 
  6. ^ Sydney Trains (October 2014). "South Coast Line – Bomaderry or Port Kembla to Central and Bondi Junction". 
  7. ^ Bozier, Rolfe. "NSWrail.net: Port Kembla Station". 
  8. ^ Australia's Industry World, Port Kembla. "HSC Geography Case Study; A Brief History of the Steel Industry at Port Kembla". 
  9. ^ Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2014
  10. ^ "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 

External links

  • Media related to Port Kembla North railway station at Wikimedia Commons
  • Port Kembla North station details Sydney Trains
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