Ohakune railway station

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Ohakune
Overlander at Ohakune.jpg
Overlander at Ohakune in 2012. The low platform resulted in use of steps to ease access to coaches.
LocationThames Street, Ohakune[1]
New Zealand
Coordinates39°24′10″S 175°24′59″E / 39.402775°S 175.416384°E / -39.402775; 175.416384Coordinates: 39°24′10″S 175°24′59″E / 39.402775°S 175.416384°E / -39.402775; 175.416384
Owned byKiwiRail
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
ConnectionsRaetihi Branch (closed 1968)
Construction
ParkingYes
History
Opened7 March 1908 (goods)
15 February 1909 (passenger)[2]
Electrified25 kV 50 Hz AC June 1988
Previous namesOhakune Junction in working timetables 1917-1968
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   KiwiRail Scenic   Following station
Northern Explorer
toward Wellington
Designated20 February 2009
Reference no.7790

Ohakune railway station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk, serving the town of Ohakune in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealand. It was the junction for the Raetihi Branch.

When the Overlander was replaced by the Northern Explorer in 2012, the service to Ohakune was reduced to one train a day on six days a week.

History[edit]

The Class B station was built about 1908 and was important in the growth of Ohakune.[3] Trains calling have included The Overlander, Blue Streak, Scenic Daylight, Daylight Limited, Northerner, Silver Star and Night Limited.

  Former adjoining stations  
Rangataua
Line open, station closed
  New Zealand Railways Department
North Island Main Trunk
  Horopito
Line open, station closed
Terminus   Raetihi Branch   Rochfort
Line closed, station closed

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