List of Nelson railway stations

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For station in Lancashire, England, see Nelson railway station.

This is a list of the stations that were established on the Nelson Section, an isolated 96 kilometres (60 mi) long railway in the Tasman district of New Zealand’s South Island. Most stations handled passenger traffic until passenger services were withdrawn in 1954, and most also handled freight. One, Gowanbridge, was never used in revenue service, and Kawatiri had a relatively short lifespan of only 5 years and 21 days. All stations, other than Gowanbridge and Kawatiri, were closed along with the line on 3 September 1955.

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Station Distance (km) Opened Closed Notes
Port Nelson 00.00 17 May 1880 3 September 1955
Nelson 01.61 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Hampden St. Crossing - - Listed in some Working Timetables as a place where the train could stop if required for school students to disembark. Not a real station.
Bishopdale 04.67 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Stoke 08.67 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Freezing Works 11.10 April 1909 3 September 1955
Richmond 13.52 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Appleby 15.13 23 April 1895 3 September 1955
Hope 16.74 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Brightwater 21.24 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Spring Grove 23.50 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Wakefield 27.84 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Wai-iti 32.19 29 January 1876 3 September 1955
Foxhill 34.12 25 July 1881 3 September 1955
Belgrove c35.63 25 July 1881 c.1890 First location of this station was about 100 metres south-west of the highway due to the original route chosen for the railway which was later changed.
Belgrove 35.63 c.1890 3 September 1955 The second location of Belgrove station was established with the change of route from 1890.
Motupiko 51.34 16 February 1899 3 September 1955
Mararewa 56.49 22 October 1906 3 September 1955
Tapawera 59.22 6 August 1906 3 September 1955
Rakau 63.73 6 August 1906 3 September 1955
Tadmor 68.08 6 August 1906 3 September 1955
Kiwi 76.28 18 December 1908 3 September 1955
Tui 81.43 2 September 1912 3 September 1955
Kaka 85.94 2 September 1912 3 September 1955
Glenhope 96.64 2 September 1912 3 September 1955
Kawatiri 103.20 21 June 1926 21 June 1931
Gowanbridge 109.50 August 1930 3 October 1932 Never used for timetabled or revenue traffic.

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References[edit]

  • Quail Map Company (1993). Yonge, John, ed. New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas (Fourth ed.). England: The Quail Map Company. p. 17. ISBN 0-900609-92-3. 
  • O’Donnell, Barry (2005). When Nelson Had A Railway: The Life And Death Of New Zealand’s Last Isolated Railway 1876–1955. Wellington: Schematics Limited. ISBN 0-476-01119-1.