Morningside Railway Station

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This article is about the station in Auckland. For the station in Brisbane, see Morningside railway station. For the former station in Edinburgh, see Morningside Road railway station.
Morningside
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Morningside Station - 2014.jpg
Morningside Station's platform in 2014.
Location Auckland City
Coordinates 36°52′30″S 174°44′07″E / 36.874986°S 174.735253°E / -36.874986; 174.735253
Owned by KiwiRail Network 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 an underpass from New North Road.

The underpass that links New North Road and Morningside Station. 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]

Morningside Station is served by bus routes 220, 221, 222, 223 and 224.[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. ^ New North Road bus map