Wollongong Stabling Yard and Platform Extension Project

Image of Wollongong Station platform showing a train pulling into the station

What are we doing at Wollongong Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Wollongong Station is being upgraded to accommodate a new fleet of longer trains, including changes to the stabling yard for additional trains and track work within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.

Upgrades include:

  • extension of both platforms by approximately nine metres at the southern end to accommodate the fleet of intercity trains and provide access for customers to all carriages of the trains
  • reconfiguration of the railway tracks between the station and stabling yard to support additional services and accommodate longer passenger and freight trains
  • realigning and installing new overhead wiring and signalling equipment so the trains can operate safely and efficiently
  • new staff walkways for drivers, cleaners and maintenance crews within the rail corridor
  • improving safety on the platforms by upgrading lighting, closed circuit television, the passenger announcement systems, tactile paving and line marking as required by the platform extensions.

Project update

We are continuing to deliver projects across New South Wales while ensuring the safety of all staff and the community. In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Activities being under taken in September include:

  • vegetation removal within the corridor to enable earthworks
  • cable route investigation and signalling surveys
  • pre-construction site preparation.

Community consultation

Project updates and notifications to local residents and businesses will be published here on our web-page.

Planning approval for this project was granted in May 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken in September last year. Your feedback was considered in the planning approval process. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

What are we doing at Wollongong Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Wollongong Station is being upgraded to accommodate a new fleet of longer trains, including changes to the stabling yard for additional trains and track work within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.

Upgrades include:

  • extension of both platforms by approximately nine metres at the southern end to accommodate the fleet of intercity trains and provide access for customers to all carriages of the trains
  • reconfiguration of the railway tracks between the station and stabling yard to support additional services and accommodate longer passenger and freight trains
  • realigning and installing new overhead wiring and signalling equipment so the trains can operate safely and efficiently
  • new staff walkways for drivers, cleaners and maintenance crews within the rail corridor
  • improving safety on the platforms by upgrading lighting, closed circuit television, the passenger announcement systems, tactile paving and line marking as required by the platform extensions.

Project update

We are continuing to deliver projects across New South Wales while ensuring the safety of all staff and the community. In line with current Australian Government guidelines around slowing the spread of Coronavirus and social distancing, all work will be carried out at a safe physical distance where possible and necessary hygiene practices will be observed.

Activities being under taken in September include:

  • vegetation removal within the corridor to enable earthworks
  • cable route investigation and signalling surveys
  • pre-construction site preparation.

Community consultation

Project updates and notifications to local residents and businesses will be published here on our web-page.

Planning approval for this project was granted in May 2020. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Review of Environmental Factors during consultation undertaken in September last year. Your feedback was considered in the planning approval process. All submissions received were addressed in the Determination Report which outlines the issues raised and the planning approval conditions to be adhered to by the project.

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