Waitakere Railway Station
|Auckland Transport Urban rail|
The station and shelter
|Owned by||KiwiRail (track and platform)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
|Passengers (2009)||227 passengers/day|
Waitakere Railway Station is the terminus of the Western Line of the Auckland suburban network in New Zealand, on the North Auckland Line. From 2015, services to Waitakere will cease to operate by train, and will be replaced by buses.
It has a crossing loop, a turntable and a small station building, which is in a poor state of repair.
The station opened in 1881, an original stations on this section of the North Auckland Line, as Waitakerei, changed to the current spelling in 1909. In 1972 the station building was replaced, the old building being relocated to MOTAT for preservation.
This station has been a suburban terminus since the 1930s, despite low patronage. In 1980, after the daily service between Auckland and Helensville was withdrawn, it became the terminus for passenger trains and in railway terms the northernmost passenger station on the national rail network (geographically the former Auckland Railway Station was further north).
Off-peak Mondays to Fridays every second Western Line train from Britomart continues beyond Swanson to Waitakere. These services will cease to operate from 2015.
- "Rail service between Swanson and Waitakere to be scrapped". NewstalkZB. 1 June 2013.
- Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line (2004) by Sean Millar