Grafton Railway Station
|Grafton Railway Station
MAXX Urban rail
Overview of Grafton Station from Khyber Pass Rd towards Park Rd (a few days after opening)
|Address||Between Khyber Pass Road and Park Road, Grafton, Auckland
|Bicycle facilities||Cycle racks on Park Road|
|Owned by||KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport|
Grafton Railway Station is a station on the Western Line of Auckland's commuter rail network. Costing $3 million to construct, it was officially opened on 9 April 2010, and the first trains stopped at the station on 11 April.
A station entrance is beside St Peter's College and students have direct access without having to cross intervening roads. Up to a third of the St Peter's College's enrolment (i.e. 400 students) use the Grafton station on school days.
The station has four entrances, as its length extends under both Khyber Pass Road and Park Road, making stairs to all four sides of the roads possible. There is also an elevator to Park Road, which also directly links the station to the Central Connector bus route on that road.
- Dearnaley, Mathew (9 April 2010). "Enter the station here, here, here ... or here". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 25 July 2010.
- Newmarket's Western Line - Kingdon St to Boston Rd (from the 'ProjectDart.org.nz' website of ONTRACK. Accessed 2008-12-29.)
- Newmarket Western Line Redevelopment (DART 2) Kingdon Street to Boston Road (September 2008 timeline flyer) (from the 'ProjectDart.org.nz' website of ONTRACK. Accessed 2008-12-29.)
- Sean Millar, Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line: Boston Road to Waitakere before the 2004 upgrade programme, 2nd edition, Sean Millar, Huia, 2007, p. 4; Mathew Dearnaley, "Enter the station here, here, here ... or here", New Zealand Herald, 9 April 2010, .
- Mathew Dearnaley, "Safety drive holds shocks for star", The New Zealand Herald, Wednesday, 23 July 2008, p. A3: .