Simla Crescent Railway Station

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Simla Crescent
Metlink commuter rail
Simla Crescent railway station 01.JPG
Location Khandallah Road, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°14′48.63″S 174°47′3.33″E / 41.2468417°S 174.7842583°E / -41.2468417; 174.7842583
Owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s) Johnsonville Line
Platforms Single side
Tracks Main line (1)
Connections Bus services
Construction
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Fare zone 3[1]
History
Opened 10 January 1938 (some steam trains only)
2 July 1938 All trains (EMUs)
Electrified 2 July 1938
Services
  ONTRACK  
Preceding station   Tranz Metro   Following station
toward Johnsonville
Johnsonville Line
toward Wellington
Simla Crescent level crossing at the southern end of Simla Crescent railway station.

Simla Crescent railway station is one of eight stations on the Johnsonville Branch, a branch railway north of Wellington in New Zealand’s North Island, and is one of two stations that were added to the line when it was upgraded prior to being reopened as the Johnsonville Branch. It serves the suburbs of Ngaio and Khandallah.

Electric multiple unit trains are operated by Tranz Metro under the Metlink brand through this station in both directions to Johnsonville (to the north) and Wellington (to the south).

History[edit]

As part of the upgrade of the section of the old Wellington and Manawatu Railway between Wellington and Johnsonville, two new stations were constructed, Simla Crescent and Awarua Street.[2] The newly electrified Johnsonville Branch officially opened with a ceremony on 2 July 1938, and for all trains from Monday 4 July, although the two new stations had been used by some steam trains from 10 January 1938.[3]

Services[edit]

Trains run in both directions through this station, departing at half-hourly intervals, supplemented by additional services (giving a 13 minute interval between trains) at peak times on week days.

The nearest bus routes are #44 and #45 at the corner of Cockayne Road and Clutha Avenue.

There is a bus stop (No 5435) with shelter in Khandallah Road behind the station, for buses replacing trains only.

Facilities[edit]

This station has a single side platform and passenger shelter. Pedestrian access is from Khandallah Road or Simla Crescent. There is no dedicated station car park, although there are several car parks in the cul-de-sac below the line on the opposite side to the station.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Text description of fare zone boundaries". Retrieved 1 January 2008. 
  2. ^ Churchman, Geoffrey B. (1998) [1988]. "Electrified Operations". The Story of The Wellington to Johnsonville Railway (Second ed.). Wellington: IPL Books. ISBN 0-908876-05-X. Two new stations, at Awarua Street and Simla Crescent, were built at the time of electrification; ... 
  3. ^ "Electrified Operations". The Story of The Wellington to Johnsonville Railway. Work progressed on the electrification of the Johnsonville Line and on 2 July 1938 came the official opening ceremony. 

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