Wingate Railway Station
|Metlink suburban rail|
|Location||Wingate Crescent, Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand|
|Owned by||Greater Wellington Regional Council|
|Tracks||Main line (2)|
|Opened||25 September 1950|
|Electrified||14 September 1953|
Wingate Railway Station is a suburban railway station in Lower Hutt, New Zealand, serving the Wingate industrial area and parts of Avalon, New Zealand, Naenae and Taita suburbs. The station is located on the Hutt Valley section of the Wairarapa Line, 19.5 km (12.1 mi) north of Wellington, and is served by Tranz Metro on behalf of the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Trains stopping at Wingate run to Wellington, Taita and Upper Hutt.
The station has an island platform station between double tracks, linked via ramp south to the Wingate Overbridge and via an overbridge north to Rainey Grove (west) and Wingate Crescent (east).
The then Hutt Valley Branch to Waterloo opened on 26 May 1927. The branch line was extended to Epuni and Naenae on 7 January 1946 and to Taita on 14 April 1947. Double track was to Naenae only.
The Wingate Station was opened on 25 September 1950. Double track was extended to Wingate and Taita on 22 February 1953. With the opening of the section to Haywards (now called Manor Park) from 1 March 1954 and the closing of the Melling-Haywards section, this route became the main route to Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa.
The following Metlink bus routes serve Wingate station:
|Previous timetabled stop||Metlink Bus Services||Next timetabled stop|
towards Stokes Valley
|Naenae (Kowhai Street)
- Hoy, D.G. Rails out of the Capital (NZRLS, 1970) pp. 62,63
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