Henderson railway station

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Auckland Transport Urban rail
Train Stopped At The Henderson Station.jpg
The station in 2010 with Railside Avenue running parallel at left
Location Railside Avenue, Henderson, Waitakere City
Coordinates 36°52.8′S 174°37.8′E / 36.8800°S 174.6300°E / -36.8800; 174.6300
Owned by KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (two)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Opened 1881
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Passengers (2009) 2,372 passengers/day
Preceding station   Auckland Transport   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Henderson railway station is a major station on the Western Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand. It is located near the town centre of Henderson, the western administration offices of Auckland Council, and a major shopping centre, WestCity Waitakere.

Major upgrade[edit]

A major upgrade of the station was completed on 24 October 2006. The station opened on 2 November 2006, 125 years after the railway first reached Henderson. It has an island platform. Stairs and escalators, enclosed in transparent panels, connect to an overhead walkway that connects to the council's office buildings and to the adjacent Railside Avenue.[2]

Station name[edit]

It was proposed that the station be renamed Waitakere Central when it was upgraded because it was integrated with the then Waitakere City Council's new Civic Building. There were objections that there would be confusion with Waitakere railway station, also on the Western Line. Due to opposition to the name change, the station has Waitakere Central only as a subtitle.[3] In practice, the station is never referred to by the name but the council uses it to refer to its premises, directly above the platforms.[4]


Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban train services between Swanson and Britomart.

Bus routes 14t, 14w, 120, 131, 133, 133x, 134, 138, 141, 142, 143, 146, 152, 154 and 162 arrive and depart from the transport interchange on Railside Avenue.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Henderson train travel has air to it". NZ Herald. 23 October 2006. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Row over Henderson station name". The NZ Herald – The Aucklander. 21 August 2006. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "GOING WEST 2017 - Opening Night". iTicket – iticket.co.nz. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Western Guide – from 11 June 2017" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 18 June 2017.