Swanson Railway Station

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Swanson
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Swanson 3.JPG
Photo of the two platforms with an EMU in each.
Location Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland
Owned by KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s) Western Line
Tracks Main line (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Electrified 25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 461 passengers/day
Services
  KiwiRail  
Preceding station   Transdev Auckland   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line Terminus

Swanson Railway Station is on both the Western Line of the Auckland railway network and the North Auckland Line. It is the westernmost and northernmost point of the electrified network.

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.[2]

The current station building was relocated from Avondale Railway Station following the upgrade there.

History[edit]

  • 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.[1]
Footpath leading to a carpark.Photo faces east and is taken from platform 1.
A photo of the platforms as well as tracks leading into the station. Photo faces east.
Photo of platform 2 facing east with an EMU in platform 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Auckland Electrification Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Waitakere trains' passing marked with mock funeral". stuff.co.nz. 8 June 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°52.0′S 174°34.6′E / 36.8667°S 174.5767°E / -36.8667; 174.5767

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