Wingate Railway Station

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Wingate
Metlink suburban rail
Location Wingate Crescent, Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°11.321′S 174°57.279′E / 41.188683°S 174.954650°E / -41.188683; 174.954650
Owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s) Wairarapa Line
Platforms Island
Tracks Main line (2)
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Station code WING
Fare zone 5
History
Opened 25 September 1950
Electrified 14 September 1953
Services
  ONTRACK  
Preceding station   Tranz Metro   Following station
toward Upper Hutt
Hutt Valley Line
toward Wellington

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).

History[edit]

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.[1]

Services[edit]

The following Metlink bus routes serve Wingate station:

Previous timetabled stop Metlink Bus Services Next timetabled stop
Taita Station
towards Stokes Valley
121
Valley Heights
Naenae (Kowhai Street)
towards Gracefield

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoy, D.G. Rails out of the Capital (NZRLS, 1970) pp. 62,63

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