Drury railway station

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Drury railway station
LocationNew Zealand
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
History
OpenedOctober 1874
Closed21 May 1972

Drury railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk line in New Zealand. It was a stop for southern services on the Auckland railway network.[1][2]

The Auckland and Drury Railway Act 1863 was passed by Parliament "to enable the Superintendent of the Province of Auckland to construct a Railway between the Towns of Auckland and Drury with a Branch to Onehunga in the said Province."[3]

The station opened in October 1874. On 8 December 1918, the existing station was replaced by a new Drury station building on a new site which also replaced the Runciman Railway Station. On 21 May 1972 the station was closed.[4]

New train stations for Drury West and Paerata are included in a July 2017 proposal for Auckland infrastructure spending of $600 million to support new housing announced by the government. They will be built and owned by a new Crown Infrastructure Partners body, as the Auckland Council has reached its borrowing limit.[5]

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  1. ^ New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas (First ed.). Quail Map Co. 1965. pp. 3 & 4.
  2. ^ Pierre, Bill (1981). North Island Main Trunk. Wellington: A.H&A.W Reed. pp. 289–290. ISBN 0589013165.
  3. ^ "Auckland and Drury Railway Act 1863 (Local) (27 Victoriae 1863 No 2)". New Zealand Legal Information Institute – nzlii.org. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington. p. 27.
  5. ^ "Government setting up new housing infrastructure company will invest $600m". Stuff (Fairfax). 17 August 2017.