Kiama to Bomaderry Project


Project overview

Improving rail infrastructure on the South Coast Line.

Key benefits

In the future, the duplication of the rail line will:

  • double the level of connecting services between Kiama and Bomaderry
  • deliver a regular 30 minute service in peak hours and a regular 60 minute service in the off-peaks
  • improve connections for South Coast customers.

Project overview

Planning is underway to build a crossing loop near Toolijooa, which will duplicate some of the rail line between Berry and Gerringong.

In the future, this will mean more frequent services for South Coast customers, as trains will be able to pass each other between Kiama and Bomaderry.

An additional platform is also planned at Bomaderry Station so that a train can arrive before another departs.

The corridor between Sydney and Bomaderry has been identified as one of the routes that will form NSW’s fast rail network and these improvements will be the first stage towards delivering that vision. The NSW Government is now working closely with the National Faster Rail Agency to develop a business case for fast rail in the Sydney to Bomaderry (via Wollongong) corridor.

Project status

Investigations to help inform the design of the proposed crossing loop will start from Saturday 1 August 2020 and continue for approximately five weeks.

Investigations include:

  • drilling boreholes in the rail corridor 
  • test pit excavations
  • geotechnical surveying
  • water sampling
  • utility locating and scanning.

These investigations are the first step to delivering improvements for South Coast customers.

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