Shannon railway station

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Shannon
Shannon railway station NZ.jpg
Coordinates40°32′47″S 175°24′40″E / 40.5465°S 175.4111°E / -40.5465; 175.4111Coordinates: 40°32′47″S 175°24′40″E / 40.5465°S 175.4111°E / -40.5465; 175.4111
Owned byKiwiRail
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
Construction
ParkingYes
History
Opened1886
Rebuilt1893
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Tranz Scenic   Following station
Terminus
Capital Connection
toward Wellington
Designated25-Sep-1986
Reference no.4703

Shannon railway station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk serving Shannon in the Horowhenua District of New Zealand. It is served by the Capital Connection long distance commuter train between Wellington and Palmerston North.

History[edit]

A simple Class 6 or flag station type building was opened by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) in 1886 as an intermediate station on the Wellington-Manawatu Line, and was named after company director George Shannon.

In 1893 the original station building was moved to Paraparaumu and replaced by a WMR Class Four building. Later a luggage/parcels room (1902) and a verandah (1910) were added. The replacement building is one of the few remaining physical relics of the WMR, and has a New Zealand Historic Places Trust Class I listing.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cassells, Ken (1994). Uncommon Carrier: The History of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company, 1882-1908. New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. ISBN 0-908573-63-4.
  • Hoy, Douglas, West of the Tararuas: An Illustrated History of the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (Wellington, Southern Press, 1972)

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