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Timetable and platform changes on the Cronulla branch line

Posted: Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Woolooware Station

Woolooware Station. Photo courtesy of TIDC.

The completion of two major infrastructure projects means we are making some timetable changes to your train services from Monday 19 April 2010.

The Cronulla branch line duplication and SOLAR projects will provide a second continuous track between Cronulla and Sutherland and a new computer-based signalling system.

Introducing this infrastructure allows us to extend two peak train services from Sutherland to Cronulla.

We are also making some other minor timetable changes to integrate the new infrastructure and make your train services more reliable.

Timetable changes

Weekdays

  • New peak services for the Cronulla branch line:
    • 7.18am Sutherland to Bondi Junction service will now start from Cronulla at 7.00am
    • 5.33pm Bondi Junction to Sutherland service will now extend to Cronulla
  • Other changes
    • Most services to the City will depart stations between Cronulla and Miranda up to 5 minutes later
    • Most services from the City will depart stations between Caringbah and Cronulla up to 4 minutes earlier
    • 6.53pm Sutherland to Hurstville service will no longer operate
    • 7.39pm Hurstville to Bondi Junction service will now start from Cronulla at 7.07pm

Weekends

  • All services from the City will depart stations between Caringbah and Cronulla up to 1 minute earlier, except the 5.17am Hurstville to Cronulla service which will depart stations between Sutherland and Cronulla up to 4 minutes earlier

Search the timetable to check new arrival and departure times at your station.

Platform changes

Cronulla Station on weekdays

The extension of the platform at Cronulla Station means weekday trains will now depart from two different ends of the platform:

  • Platform 1 - the northern end (closest to Cronulla shops)
  • Platform 2 - the southern end (closest to Gunnamatta Park)

Use the table below to find out which platform your train departs from on weekdays.

Train departs Cronulla
Destination
Platform
3.54am
Bondi Junction
2
4:24am
Bondi Junction
1
4:54am
Bondi Junction
1
5:23am
Bondi Junction
2
5:40am
Bondi Junction
1
6:09am
Bondi Junction
2
6:30am
Bondi Junction
1
6:45am
Bondi Junction
2
6:57am
Bondi Junction
1
7:00am
Bondi Junction
2
7:11am
Bondi Junction
2
7:28am
Bondi Junction
1
7:47am
Bondi Junction
2
8:03am
Bondi Junction
1
8:23am
Bondi Junction
2
8:34am
Bondi Junction
1
9:00am
Bondi Junction
1
9:30am
Bondi Junction
1
10:00am
Bondi Junction
1
10:30am
Bondi Junction
2
11:00am
Bondi Junction
1
11:30am
Bondi Junction
1
12:00pm
Bondi Junction
1
12:30pm
Bondi Junction
1
1:00pm
Bondi Junction
1
1:30pm
Bondi Junction
1
2:00pm
Bondi Junction
1
2:29pm
Bondi Junction
1
2:54pm
Bondi Junction
2
3:09pm
Bondi Junction
1
Train departs Cronulla
Destination
Platform
3:26pm
Bondi Junction
2
3:39pm
Bondi Junction
1
4:10pm
Bondi Junction
1
4:38pm
Bondi Junction
2
4:53pm
Bondi Junction
1
5:08pm
Bondi Junction
2
5:23pm
Bondi Junction
1
5:39pm
Bondi Junction
2
5:54pm
Bondi Junction
1
6:08pm
Bondi Junction
2
6:24pm
Bondi Junction
1
6:39pm
Bondi Junction
2
6:53pm
Bondi Junction
1
7:17pm
Bondi Junction
2
7:43pm
Bondi Junction
2
8:14pm
Bondi Junction
1
8:44pm
Bondi Junction
1
9:14pm
Bondi Junction
1
9:44pm
Bondi Junction
1
10:14pm
Bondi Junction
1
10:44pm
Bondi Junction
1
11:14pm
Bondi Junction
1
11:44pm
Hurstville
(Monday to Thursday only)
1
11:44pm
Bondi Junction
(Friday only)
1
12:10am
Hurstville
1
12:40am
Hurstville
(Friday only)
1
1:10am
Hurstville
(Friday only)
1

Cronulla Station on weekends

  • All trains depart from platform 1, except the 4.14am Cronulla to Bondi Junction service which will depart from platform 2.

Woolooware Station

  • The construction of a new platform at Woolooware Station means trains will now depart from two different platforms:
    • Trains to the City depart from platform 1
    • Trains to Cronulla depart from platform 2

Kirrawee Station

  • The construction of a new platform at Kirrawee Station means trains will now depart from two different platforms:
    • Trains to the City depart from platform 1
    • Trains to Cronulla depart from platform 2

More about the new infrastructure

A second track between Cronulla and Sutherland

The Cronulla branch line has long been a bottleneck for Illawarra line services due to two sections of single track between Sutherland and Gymea and between Caringbah and Cronulla.

Since 2007, we have been working on building a continuous second track between Cronulla and Sutherland as part of the Cronulla branch line duplication project.

The completion of this project will allow us to increase peak trains operating on the Cronulla branch line from four to eight per hour and help ease crowding.

It will also separate the operation of City-bound and Cronulla-bound train services, helping to reduce delays.

Upgraded stations

You may have also noticed that we have been working on upgrading Kirrawee, Woolooware and Cronulla stations to integrate them with the new infrastructure.

We have installed easy access lifts and constructed second platforms at Kirrawee and Woolooware stations as well as an extended platform and a new train stabling facility at Cronulla.

A more modern, computer-based signalling system

During this period we have also been working on the Sutherland-Oatley-Loftus Area Resignalling project to install new overhead wiring structures and replace signalling equipment in operation since in 1939.

This signalling upgrade will allow Sutherland Junction and the Cronulla branch line to be controlled using a modern, computer-based signalling system to further improve the reliability of your trains.

New infrastructure = more services

You will begin to experience the full benefits of the new track between Cronulla and Sutherland when we introduce a new CityRail timetable for the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra and South Coast lines by December 2010.

The new timetable will provide you with:

  • More trains between Cronulla and the City
  • Express trains from Cronulla to the City during the morning peak
  • Trains to depart Bondi Junction every 10 minutes on weekends
  • More trains from Kiama to the City during the off-peak on weekdays
  • Most trains from Kiama to extend to Bondi Junction on weekends

Your feedback matters

Earlier this year we gave you the opportunity to comment on the proposed new timetable for the Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra and South Coast lines.

Your comments are currently being reviewed and your feedback will be incorporated, where appropriate, in the final version of the new timetable.

Thank you

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction. We hope you enjoy the benefits of you improved line.