Fruitvale Road Railway Station

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Fruitvale Road
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Fruitvale Rd Station in 2014.jpg
Location Waitakere City
Coordinates 36°54′40″S 174°40′01″E / 36.911°S 174.667°E / -36.911; 174.667
Owned by KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks Mainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1953
Electrified 25kV installed[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 808 passengers/day
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Fruitvale Road Railway Station is on the Western Line of the Auckland railway network. It is near local schools, including two major high schools.

In 2006/2007, the station was closed over summer to be upgraded, and lengthened for 6-car trains.[2]

Station Name[edit]

It is named after a nearby road. The road is not very well known, thus new passengers will most likely have no idea which suburb this station serves. It has been proposed to rename it 'Kelston' since it is in that suburb. It is quite close to Kelston Shopping Centre, Kelston Girls' College and Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Dearnaley, Mathew (21 December 2006). "No holiday from detours, closures on roads and rail". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 13 January 2011.