Baldwin Avenue railway station

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Baldwin Avenue
Auckland Transport Urban rail
New Baldwin Ave station.jpg
The new station, viewed from near the pedestrian crossing at the west end of the platform
LocationAuckland City
Owned byKiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s)Western Line
PlatformsSide platforms
TracksMainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened28 September 1953
Electrified25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009)739 passengers/day
Services
Preceding station   Auckland Transport (Transdev)   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Baldwin Avenue railway station, in the suburb of Mount Albert, is on the Western Line of the Auckland railway network. The station has offset side platforms connected by a level crossing.

History[edit]

  • 1953: Opened as a wayside halt on 28 September.[2][3]
  • 1966: The line between Morningside and Avondale was double-tracked, leading to two new platforms being built. These platforms were off-set from each other.[3]
  • 1993: The platforms were raised to meet the standards of the new ex-Perth trains.[3]
  • 2011: An upgraded and lengthened station was opened, with the platforms directly opposite each other.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington. p. 11.
  3. ^ a b c Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line (2004) by Sean Millar

See also[edit]

The old layout (pre-2010)

Coordinates: 36°52.672′S 174°43.2′E / 36.877867°S 174.7200°E / -36.877867; 174.7200