Morningside Railway Station

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This article is about the station in Auckland. For the station in Brisbane, see Morningside railway station. For the former station in Edinburgh, see Morningside Road railway station.
Morningside Railway Station
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Morningside Station - 2014.jpg
Morningside Station's platform in 2014.
Station statistics
Address Auckland City
Coordinates 36°52′30″S 174°44′07″E / 36.874986°S 174.735253°E / -36.874986; 174.735253
Line(s) Western Line
Levels 1
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (2)
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1880
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Owned by KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 489 passengers/day
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
Western Line
toward Waitakere

Morningside Railway Station is a station on the Western Line of the Auckland Railway Network. It has an island platform and is accessed via a level crossing on Morningside Drive and by an underpass from New North Road.

The underpass that links New North Road and Morningside Station. 2010.

History[edit]

  • 1880: It opened as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line.[2]
  • 1914: A signal box was established here.[2]
  • 1966: The line between Morningside and Avondale was partially double-tracked and the platform was upgraded to an island platform layout.[2]
  • 1993: The platform was modified slightly to meet the requirements of new ex-Perth trains.[2]
  • 2009: An upgraded station was opened.
  • 2013: In February a woman in a wheelchair which was stuck in the tracks was rescued from the path an approaching train. [3]
  • 2014: Electrification infrastructure installed

Bus Transfers[edit]

Transfers to bus services that pass the station can be made here:-

  • North-bound Buses via New North Road
    • 220-224 to Midtown via New North Road
  • South-bound Buses via New North Road
    • 220 to St Lukes
    • 221 to St Lukes, Mt Albert and Rosebank Road
    • 222 to St Lukes, Mt Albert, Rosebank Road and Patiki Road
  • South-bound Buses via St Lukes and New North Road
    • 220 to St Lukes
    • 223 to St Lukes, Mt Albert and New Lynn
    • 224 to St Lukes, Mt Albert, New Lynn and Henderson

In media[edit]

Morningside Station was featured in the music video for Lorde's song "Royals".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map". KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line (2004) by Sean Millar
  3. ^ "Double bravery award for averting train tragedy". Stuff/Fairfax. 5 June 2014.