Wollongong Stabling Yard and Platform Extension Project

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

Program overview

Over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will simplify and modernise the rail network, creating turn up and go services for many customers. The next stage of work will deliver improvements to the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines.

What are we doing at Wollongong Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Wollongong Station will be upgraded, including upgrades to the stabling yard for additional trains and rail works within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.

Modifications include:

  • extend Platforms 1 and 2 by approximately nine metres at the southern end
  • reconfigure the railway tracks between the station and the stabling yard
  • modify overhead wiring, underground utilities and signals
  • install a new siding and rebuild an existing siding including new overhead wire structures
  • clean and tamp (compress) of ballast on all other sidings
  • relocate signals and overhead wiring masts
  • install walkways for use by drivers, cleaners and maintenance crews
  • new fencing and drainage work
  • yard facilities including lighting and closed circuit television.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 4 September to 18 September 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback, which will help further develop the project.

Next steps

Feedback received in response to the REF will be considered in a Determination Report. The report will be prepared by Transport for NSW and we will let the community know as soon as it is available to view.

Construction will only start once all approvals have been finalised and a determination on the Project has been made by Transport for NSW.

Program overview

Over the next ten years the More Trains, More Services program will simplify and modernise the rail network, creating turn up and go services for many customers. The next stage of work will deliver improvements to the T4 Illawarra, T8 Airport and South Coast lines.

What are we doing at Wollongong Station?

To contribute to an improved rail network Wollongong Station will be upgraded, including upgrades to the stabling yard for additional trains and rail works within the corridor to improve passenger and freight services.

Modifications include:

  • extend Platforms 1 and 2 by approximately nine metres at the southern end
  • reconfigure the railway tracks between the station and the stabling yard
  • modify overhead wiring, underground utilities and signals
  • install a new siding and rebuild an existing siding including new overhead wire structures
  • clean and tamp (compress) of ballast on all other sidings
  • relocate signals and overhead wiring masts
  • install walkways for use by drivers, cleaners and maintenance crews
  • new fencing and drainage work
  • yard facilities including lighting and closed circuit television.

Project update

A Review of Environmental Factors (REF) was prepared and community feedback invited from 4 September to 18 September 2019. We would like to thank the community for their feedback, which will help further develop the project.

Next steps

Feedback received in response to the REF will be considered in a Determination Report. The report will be prepared by Transport for NSW and we will let the community know as soon as it is available to view.

Construction will only start once all approvals have been finalised and a determination on the Project has been made by Transport for NSW.