Henderson Railway Station

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Henderson
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Train Stopped At The Henderson Station.jpg
The station in 2010.
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)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1881
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 2,372 passengers/day
Services
  KiwiRail  
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, Westfield WestCity.

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. 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.

See also[edit]

References[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.