Morningside Railway Station

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Morningside
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Morningside Station - 2014.jpg
Morningside Station's platform in 2014.
Location Morningside, Auckland City
Coordinates 36°52′30″S 174°44′07″E / 36.874986°S 174.735253°E / -36.874986; 174.735253
Owned by KiwiRail and Auckland Transport
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1880
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 489 passengers/day
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Morningside Railway Station is a station on the Western Line of the Auckland Railway Network. It has an island platform and is accessed via a level crossing on Morningside Drive and by a subway from New North Road.

The underpass that links New North Road and Morningside Station in 2010.

History[edit]

  • 1880: It opened as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line.[2]
  • 1914: A signal box was established here.[2]
  • 1966: The line between Morningside and Avondale was partially double-tracked and the platform was upgraded to an island platform layout.[2]
  • 1993: The platform was modified slightly to meet the requirements of new ex-Perth trains.[2]
  • 2009: An upgraded station was opened.
  • 2013: In February, a woman in a wheelchair which was stuck in the tracks was rescued from the path of an approaching train.[3]
  • 2014: Electrification infrastructure installed as part of the electrification of Auckland's railway network.

Bus Transfers[edit]

Bus routes 209, 221, 221x, 223 and 223x pass close to Morningside station.[4]

In media[edit]

Morningside Station was featured in the music video for Lorde's song "Royals".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line (2004) by Sean Millar
  3. ^ "Double bravery award for averting train tragedy". Stuff/Fairfax. 5 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Central Guide – from 11 June 2017" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 18 June 2017.