Crofton Downs railway station

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Crofton Downs
Metlink commuter rail
Crofton Downs railway station 03.JPG
Crofton Downs railway station looking south in the direction of Wellington before it was updated in 2010.
LocationChurchill Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates41°15′18.26″S 174°45′58.96″E / 41.2550722°S 174.7663778°E / -41.2550722; 174.7663778
Owned byGreater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s)Johnsonville Line
PlatformsSingle side
TracksMain line (1)
ConnectionsNone
Construction
Parking44 spaces
Other information
Fare zone3[1]
History
Opened25 March 1963
Services
Preceding station   Metlink   Following station
toward Johnsonville
Johnsonville Line
Terminus
Crofton Downs yard layout
to Johnsonville
Churchill Drive
Waikowhai Street
to Wellington
From the station platform, looking in the direction of the station car park and north to Johnsonville.

Crofton Downs railway station is one of eight stations on the Johnsonville Branch, a commuter branch railway north of Wellington in New Zealand’s North Island. It serves the suburb of Crofton Downs. Its name is similar to the pre-1908 name for the different Ngaio station, Crofton.

Electric multiple unit trains are operated by Transdev under the Metlink brand through this station in both directions to Johnsonville (to the north) and Wellington (to the south). The station is one of four stations on the line located on a curve; before arrival at the Crofton Downs or Awarua Street stations, the onboard announcement adds Please mind the gap when exiting the train.

History[edit]

Crofton Downs is the most recent station on the Johnsonville Branch, having been opened in 1963 to serve the then new suburb of Crofton Downs.[2] Patronage of the station was light in its early years, not becoming popular until housing in the area was well developed.[3]

Services[edit]

Commuter car park.

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. There are no bus services that connect with this station.

Facilities[edit]

This station has a single side platform, passenger shelter, and commuter car park. Behind the station is a Mitre-10 hardware store and customer car park.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Text description of fare zone boundaries". Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  2. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey B. (1998) [1988]. "Electrified Operations". The Story of The Wellington to Johnsonville Railway (Second ed.). Wellington: IPL Books. ISBN 0-908876-05-X. Crofton Downs in 1937. There was no need for a station here until September 1963. ... the name Crofton Downs was retained for the new mini-suburb established towards the end of the 1950s.
  3. ^ Hoy, Douglas G. (1970). "The Railway Today". Rails Out Of The Capital. Wellington: The New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. p. 81. ... to Crofton Downs station. This is the latest on the branch, ... It unfortunately gets little use at present, but as the new estate of houses grows it will no doubt see more passengers in the future.

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