Southdown Railway Station

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Southdown Railway Station was a station at Southdown on the Southern Line of the Auckland suburban railway network. It was double tracked and had an island platform layout. Pedestrian access was via a footbridge connecting the end of Southdown Lane to the Southdown Freezing Works.

Services were withdrawn by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) on 30 May 2004 due to low patronage and safety reasons. In the years immediately preceding its closure, patronage had increased on Auckland suburban trains but Southdown had not followed the trend and passenger usage of the station had declined to only approximately forty people per weekday. Safety concerns were raised due to the poor state of the footbridge used to access the platform, and the fact that to access the footbridge, passengers had to cross an unprotected freight siding.[1]

See also[edit]

List of Auckland railway stations

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auckland Regional Transport Authority, "Trains to No Longer Stop at Auckland's Southdown Station from May 30", accessed 3 November 2007.

Coordinates: 36°55′26″S 174°49′35″E / 36.9240°S 174.8263°E / -36.9240; 174.8263