Port Kembla railway station

Port Kembla is a single-platform intercity train terminal located in Port Kembla, Australia, on the South Coast railway line's Port Kembla branch. The station serves NSW TrainLink trains travelling north to Wollongong and Sydney.[5] The station also serves as a stabling location for South Coast line trains.

Port Kembla
Westbound platform view in January 2008
LocationOld Port Road, Port Kembla
New South Wales
Coordinates34.4773°S 150.9014°E / -34.4773; 150.9014
Owned byRailCorp
Operated byNSW TrainLink
Line(s)Port Kembla railway line
Distance90.239 km from Central [1]
Platforms1 (197 metres)[1]
Structure typeAt-grade
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessEasy Access
Other information
WebsiteTransport for NSW
Opened9 March 1936[2]
Electrified4 February 1986[3]
Passengers (2013)150 (daily)[4] (Sydney Trains, NSW TrainLink)
Preceding station   NSW TrainLink   Following station
South Coast LineTerminus


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. Port Kembla Station, at the southern end near the Outer Harbour breakwater, opened in January 1920. Additional stations were to follow: in 1926 at Cringila, 1936 on the southern boundary of the Australian Iron & Steel steelworks (Port Kembla North), and 1938 within the John Lysaghts site.

Electric multiple unit trains began to service Port Kembla Station from February 1986 and the station building was replaced at the same time. Electronic ticketing facilities were activated in 2014.[6]

As a terminal station, Port Kembla also features a small stabling yard made up of a platform road, passing loop and engine siding.[1]

Platforms & services

Port Kembla has one platform. It is serviced by NSW TrainLink South Coast line services from Waterfall and Thirroul. 1 weekday morning peak & 4 weekend late night services go to Bondi Junction.[5]

Platform Line Stopping pattern Notes
1 services to & from Thirroul & Waterfall
1 weekday morning peak & 4 weekend late night services to Bondi Junction

Premier Illawarra operates two routes to and from Port Kembla station:


  1. 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: Port Kembla Station".
  3. Office of Environment & Heritage (9 October 2009). "Wollongong Railway Station Group".
  4. Bureau of Transport Statistics. "Train Statistics 2014" (PDF). Transport NSW. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  5. "South Coast line timetable". Transport for NSW.
  6. Opal card available on all Sydney trains by next Friday Sydney Morning Herald 20 March 2014
  7. "Premier Illawarra route 43". Transport for NSW.
  8. "Premier Illawarra route 65". Transport for NSW.
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