Grafton Railway Station

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This article is about the railway station in Auckland. For the former railway station in England, see Grafton and Burbage railway station. For the railway station in New South Wales, Australia, see Grafton railway station, New South Wales.
Grafton
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Grafton Train Station, Finally Finished I.jpg
Overview of Grafton Station from Khyber Pass Rd towards Park Rd (a few days after opening)
Location Between Khyber Pass Road and Park Road, Grafton, Auckland
New Zealand
Coordinates 36°51′56″S 174°46′12″E / 36.8655°S 174.7701°E / -36.8655; 174.7701Coordinates: 36°51′56″S 174°46′12″E / 36.8655°S 174.7701°E / -36.8655; 174.7701
Owned by KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities Cycle racks on Park Road
History
Opened April 2010
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Grafton Railway Station is a station on the Western Line of Auckland's commuter rail network. Costing $3 million to construct, it was officially opened on 9 April 2010, and the first trains stopped at the station on 11 April.[2]

Grafton Station replaced the original Boston Road station and serves the Central Connector and sites like the Auckland Hospital and the future development on the Lion Brewery site,.[3][4]

The station has four entrances, as its length extends under both Khyber Pass Road and Park Road, making stairs to all four sides of the roads possible. There is also a lift to Park Road, which also directly links the station to the Central Connector bus route on that road.[2] One of the entrances is beside St Peter's College and students have direct access without having to crossing Khyber Pass Road.[5] Up to a third of the St Peter's College's enrolment (i.e. 400 students) use the Grafton station in the morning and in the afternoon on school days.[6]

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  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Dearnaley, Mathew (9 April 2010). "Enter the station here, here, here ... or here". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Newmarket's Western Line - Kingdon St to Boston Rd (from the 'ProjectDart.org.nz' website of ONTRACK. Accessed 2008-12-29.)
  4. ^ Newmarket Western Line Redevelopment (DART 2) Kingdon Street to Boston Road (September 2008 timeline flyer) (from the 'ProjectDart.org.nz' website of ONTRACK. Accessed 2008-12-29.)
  5. ^ Sean Millar, Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line: Boston Road to Waitakere before the 2004 upgrade programme, 2nd edition, Sean Millar, Huia, 2007, p. 4; Mathew Dearnaley, "Enter the station here, here, here ... or here", New Zealand Herald, 9 April 2010, [1].
  6. ^ Mathew Dearnaley, "Safety drive holds shocks for star", The New Zealand Herald, Wednesday, 23 July 2008, p. A3: [2].