Wollongong railway station

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Wollongong railway station.jpg
Northbound view from Platform 2 in October 2011
Location Lowden Square, Wollongong
Coordinates 34°25′38″S 150°53′15″E / 34.427360°S 150.887580°E / -34.427360; 150.887580Coordinates: 34°25′38″S 150°53′15″E / 34.427360°S 150.887580°E / -34.427360; 150.887580
Elevation 56 feet (17 m)
Owned by RailCorp
Operated by NSW TrainLink
Line(s) Illawarra
Distance 82.92 kilometres from Central
Platforms 4 (2 side, 2 dock)
Tracks 2
Connections Bus
Structure type Ground
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WOL
Website Sydney Trains
Opened 21 June 1887
Electrified Yes
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast Line

Wollongong railway station is located on the Illawarra line in New South Wales, Australia. It serves the central business district of Wollongong opening on 21 June 1887.[1]


Endeavour railcar at the eastern dock platform

The original Wollongong railway station (Platform 2) was constructed in 1887. The Platform 2 refreshment room, which is still in use today, was constructed in 1890. The Platform 1 station and refreshment room were constructed in 1923 and 1926 respectively.[2]

In 2005, a new footbridge with lifts opened. On 14 August 2010, in addition to its original car park, a new commuter car park which provides 365 free car spaces including disabled and motorcycle parking, as well as bicycle storage, was opened.[3][4]

Platforms & services

Wollongong has two side platforms serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services travelling between Sydney Central, Bondi Junction and Kiama, as well as local services from Waterfall and Thirroul to Port Kembla. Peak hour services terminate at Wollongong with carriages stabled in sidings south of the station.[5]

There are also two south facing dock platforms that are occasionally used by Endeavour railcar services. These were used by CPH railmotor services from Moss Vale until these ceased in September 1985 and following electrification of the line from Sydney, by diesel railcar services from the south.

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
services to Thirroul, Waterfall, Sydney Central & Bondi Junction [5]
services to Port Kembla & Kiama [5]
3 Dock platform
4 Dock platform Used for overnight stabling of Kiama-Bomaderry Endeavour set

Transport links

Bus Stop area on Eastern side of station

Busabout operates one service to and from Wollongong:

NSW TrainLink operate coach services to Moss Vale and Bundanoon[7]

Premier Illawarra operates six routes via Wollongong station:

Premier Motor Service service between Sydney and Eden[11]


  1. ^ Wollongong Station NSWrail.net
  2. ^ Wollongong Railway Station Group NSW Environment & Heritage
  3. ^ New Wollongong commuter car park opens Transport for NSW 14 October 2010|
  4. ^ New car park to assist rail commuters Illawarra Mercury 13 October 2010
  5. ^ a b c "South Coast line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 20 October 2013 [amended February 2015]. 
  6. ^ "Routes 886, 887 and 888 timetable" (PDF). Busabout. 1 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Southern Highlands line timetable" (PDF). NSW Trainlink. 18 April 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Berkeley, Warrawong & Port Kembla District Timetable" (PDF). Premier Illawarra. 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "LakeLink Timetable" (PDF). Premier Illawarra. 20 October 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Shellharbour District Timetable" (PDF). Premier Illawarra. 20 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Timetables Premier Motor Service

External links

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