Puhinui Railway Station

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Puhinui
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Puhinui Train Station, 2014.jpg
The station in 2014, looking north.
Location Papatoetoe, Auckland
Coordinates 36°59′21″S 174°51′21″E / 36.989082°S 174.855706°E / -36.989082; 174.855706
Owned by Auckland Transport
Line(s)

Eastern Line

Southern Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Station code PHU
History
Opened 29 June 1925
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 676 passengers/weekday[2]
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
toward Britomart
Eastern Line
Terminus
Southern Line
toward Papakura

Puhinui Railway Station is a station of the Auckland rail network and is located near Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand. Passenger services on the Eastern Line and Southern Line use the station. It has an island platform and an enclosed shelter relocated from Papatoetoe station. It is accessed from Puhinui Road from both sides of the tracks via a pedestrian bridge located at the site of a former level crossing (Puhinui Road itself now crosses on a bridge approximately 120m north of the pedestrian bridge).

South of this station, Eastern Line and Southern Line services diverge, the Eastern onto the Manukau Branch which terminates at Manukau. The Southern continues south via Homai toward Papakura.

The station was opened on 29 June 1925 for passengers. Goods services closed on 12 May 1958.[3]

Services[edit]

Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart, Manukau, Papakura and Pukekohe via Puhinui. The typical weekday off-peak timetable is:[4][5]

  • 6 trains per hour (tph) to Britomart, consisting of:
    • 3 tph via Glen Innes (Eastern Line)
    • 3 tph via Penrose and Newmarket (Southern Line)
  • 3 tph to Manukau
  • 3 tph to Papakura, with 1 tph diesel train shuttle service Papakura-Pukekohe


Puhinui Train Station as seen in 2008

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Auckland Transport Board Meeting (20 November 2012) Agenda Item 10(i) "Rail Electrification Extension" p. 16
  3. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington. p. 105. 
  4. ^ "Eastern Line timetable" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Southern Line timetable" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°59′23″S 174°51′22″E / 36.9897°S 174.8561°E / -36.9897; 174.8561