Swanson railway station
|Auckland Transport Urban rail|
Photo of the two platforms with an EMU in each.
|Location||Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland|
|Owned by||KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
|Tracks||Main line (2)|
|Passengers (2009)||461 passengers/day|
The station became the terminus of the Western Line in July 2015, when urban train services to Waitakere station ceased because the Waitakere-Swanson section of track was not electrified. A bus shuttle service operates between Waitakere and Swanson stations.
The current station building was relocated from Avondale Railway Station following the upgrade there.
- 1920: A signal box was built.
- 1925: Signal box destroyed by fire following a lighting strike.
- 1970: Signal box was removed.
- 1972: Closed to goods.
- 1972: Buildings replaced by a platform shelter (on opposite side to present station).
- 1995: Avondale Railway Station building was relocated here, now Swanson Station Cafe.
- 2000: New platform on the east side of the tracks.
- 2008: New platform on the west side of the tracks; the east side platform will be re-established to provide platforms on each side of the new double track.
- 2011: Electrification (not yet in service).
- 2014: Electrification works completed, and station energised.
- "Auckland Electrification Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
- "Waitakere trains' passing marked with mock funeral". stuff.co.nz. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- Media related to Swanson Railway Station at Wikimedia Commons