Henderson Railway Station
|Auckland Transport Urban rail|
The station in 2010.
|Location||Railside Avenue, Henderson, Waitakere City|
|Owned by||KiwiRail Network and Auckland Transport|
|Passengers (2009)||2,372 passengers/day|
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, Westfield WestCity.
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.
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. Some people said that the name should be left as it is since it is the name of the local area. It was claimed that there would be confusion with Waitakere station, also on the Western Line. Due to opposition to the name change, the station has Waitakere Central only as a subtitle.