Awarua Street Railway Station
Metlink commuter rail
|Address||Awarua Street, Ngaio|
|Tracks||Main line (1)|
|Opened||10 January 1938 (some trains only)
2 July 1938 (passengers)
|Electrified||2 July 1938|
|Owned by||Greater Wellington Regional Council|
Awarua Street railway station is one of eight stations on the Johnsonville Branch, a branch railway north of Wellington in New Zealand’s North Island, and serves the suburb of Ngaio. It is one of two stations that were added to the line when it was upgraded prior to being reopened as the Johnsonville Branch, and one of the four stations on the line to be located on a curve.
As part of the upgrade of the section of the old Wellington and Manawatu Railway between Wellington and Johnsonville, two new stations were constructed, Awarua Street and Simla Crescent. The newly electrified Johnsonville Branch officially opened on 2 July 1938, with timetable services from Monday 4 July. The new stations had been used by some trains from 10 January 1938.
Over the summer of 2008/09, the platform of the station was entirely demolished to be replaced by a brand new platform that could accommodate six carriages, as opposed to four. The replaced platform is twice the length of the old platform.
Trains run in both directions through this station, departing at half-hourly intervals, supplemented by a 13/13/26 schedule at peak times on week days.
The closest bus route is #45, which passes by the end of Awarua Street along Ottawa Road.
The station has a single side platform and passenger shelter. Pedestrian access to the station is via a walkway from Awarua Street near the rail bridge over Awarua Street, or from a long flight of steps down from Fox Street to the north end of the platform. There is no dedicated station car park available.
- "Text description of fare zone boundaries". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2008.
- Churchman, Geoffrey B. (1998) . "Electrified Operations". The Story of The Wellington to Johnsonville Railway (Second Edition ed.). Wellington: IPL Books. ISBN 0-908876-05-X. "Two new stations, at Awarua Street and Simla Crescent, were built at the time of electrification; ..."
- "Electrified Operations". The Story of The Wellington to Johnsonville Railway. "Work progressed on the electrification of the Johnsonville Line and on 2 July 1938 came the official opening ceremony."
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