Te Mahia railway station
Te Mahia railway station is on the Southern Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand. It has an island platform layout and is reached by level crossings from Great South Road and Ferguson Street. There have been proposals to relocate this station 200m north to a more visible location next to the Great South Road, near the overbridge. In 2013, it was instead discussed that Auckland Transport would close the station, as patronage numbers had not improved significantly. About 1,000 locals opposed the closure option in a petition, noted that a new residential subdivision was to start construction in the area. Auckland Transport however noted that the planned houses were too far away from the station for potential passengers to walk to it; the station was opened on 16 August 1926. The station was renamed from Mahia to Te Mahia from 9 February 1951 by a decision of the New Zealand Geographic Board. A multimillion dollar upgrade to improve access, lighting and shelter was underway in August 2018.
Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart and Pukekohe via Te Mahia. The typical weekday off-peak timetable is: 3 tph to Britomart, via Penrose and Newmarket 3 tph to Papakura List of Auckland railway stations
Puhinui railway station
Puhinui railway station is a station of the Auckland rail network and is located near Papatoetoe, New Zealand. Passenger services on the Eastern Line and Southern Line use the station, it has an enclosed shelter relocated from Papatoetoe station. It is accessed from Puhinui Road from both sides of the tracks via a pedestrian bridge located at the site of a former level crossing; this is the nearest public transport access to the main cemetery for South Auckland. South of this station, Eastern Line and Southern Line services diverge, the Eastern onto the Manukau Branch which terminates at Manukau; the Southern continues south via Homai toward Papakura. The station was opened on 29 June 1925 for passengers. Goods services closed on 12 May 1958. Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart, Manukau and Pukekohe via Puhinui; the typical weekday off-peak timetable is: 6 trains per hour to Britomart, consisting of: 3 tph via Glen Innes 3 tph via Penrose and Newmarket 3 tph to Manukau 3 tph to Papakura List of Auckland railway stations
Homai railway station
Homai railway station is on the Southern Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand. It has an Island platform layout. A bus stop and a park and ride facility are located adjacent to the station; the North Island Main Trunk Line through South Auckland opened in 1875. However, Homai Station didn't open until 15 August 1924. In line with other stations opened in Auckland suburbs at the time, it was financed by local developers. In the case of Homai, John Dreadon donated £500 and land for the station and the bridge, which replaced a level crossing. 3 other landowners contributed. As a result, it was decided to name the station using the Māori word for'gift', rather than Browns Rd, as it was referred to. Daily boardings were measured as 338 in 2003; this figure had jumped to 936 by 2010. The station was upgraded in 2006 with a modern shelter, platform lighting and a much longer platform installed. Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart and Pukekohe via Homai.
The typical weekday off-peak timetable is: 3 tph to Britomart, via Penrose and Newmarket 3 tph to PapakuraHomai Station is served by bus routes 361, 365, 368 and 369. There are three ways. There is a ramp down from the Browns Road Overbridge to the south end of the platform. There is a pedestrian level crossing from the park and ride carpark to the south end of the platform, there is another pedestrian level crossing from McVilly Road to the north end of the platform. List of Auckland railway stations
Penrose railway station, Auckland
Penrose railway station is a station at Penrose, Auckland, on the Southern Line of the Auckland railway network, New Zealand. It has an island platform and is reached by pedestrian over bridges from Great South Road and Station Road, it still has its original wooden station building on the platform. Penrose station is at the junction of the Onehunga Branch line with the North Auckland Line, there is an adjacent side platform to the west for Onehunga Line services; the Onehunga Branch is single-track with no south-going junction at Penrose, passengers transferring between Onehunga Line and Southern Line services must use the over bridge on the Station Road side to cross from one platform to the other. In April 2011, the island platform was lengthened to accommodate longer suburban passenger trains, by raising the height of the platform around the old station building. On 28 April 2011, passenger trains began stopping under the station building shelter for the first time since 1993. Penrose station is near a major sports stadium.
Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart, Onehunga and Pukekohe via Ellerslie. The typical weekday off-peak timetable is: 5 tph to Britomart 3 tph to Papakura 2 tph to OnehungaBus routes 66, 298 and 321 serve Penrose station. List of Auckland railway stations Public transport in Auckland
Greenlane is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. The Greenlane shops are the main shopping centre for the suburb of Epsom and are situated at the intersection of Manukau Road and Green Lane West. On the northern side of Green Lane West are located the Alexandra Park Raceway and the ASB Showgrounds; the Greenlane shops developed during the 20th century, servicing the needs of the local community and visitors to the raceway, showgrounds and parks. There was a tramway terminal located here from 1902 until 1956; the make up of the local businesses has changed over the years. The 1920s Lido Cinema still operates, one of the few stand alone suburban cinemas to do so; the area is served by state secondary schools including Auckland Grammar School, Epsom Girls Grammar School and St Peter's College. The suburb itself is one word. From the 1840s until the 1890s Greenlane was noted for its rich pasture land which supported both dairy herds and grain crops. Large country houses and farms dotted the landscape but from the 1890s onwards suburban development spread southwards from Newmarket across the fields of Epsom.
This was the reason Dr John Logan Campbell gifted part of his One Tree Hill farm to the city as a public park in 1901. Since the early 1990s there has been a considerable amount of "infill" housing with clutches of townhouses altering the streetscapes in some parts of Greenlane; the broad, flat pastureland here at the intersection of Green Lane and Manukau Roads was used for sporting events from the 1850s onwards but the Alexandra Park Raceway and ASB Showgrounds were only formally established around 1900. The Alexandra Park Raceway was named after the Princess of Wales, specialises in trotting races; the showgrounds have been the site of many trade exhibitions and agricultural shows the annual Auckland Royal Easter Show. Adjacent to Alexandra Park was the Auckland Electric Tram Company tram depot. Organised in 1902 the tram company had storage sheds and an administrative office block built here as it was halfway between Auckland and Onehunga; the system was torn out in 1956 but the sheds remained here until the late 1970s when they were replaced by an office park.
The administrative block survives as a restaurant. Greenlane Hospital is a complex of several buildings dating from as early as the 1870s to the present day. One of the buildings was donated by Edward Costley, an Auckland businessman who bequeathed money for many charitable works; the National Women's Hospital was an icon of modernity in its day. During World War II large numbers of prefabricated buildings were constructed in the eastern part of Cornwall Park in readiness for wounded and sick American soldiers to be evacuated from Guadalcanal; the buildings were used during the 1950s and 60s as maternity wards until the adjacent National Women's Hospital was open. The buildings were progressively reduced in number in the 1960s although some remained standing empty until the mid 1970s. Now only the flag pole remains as a memorial to the wartime usage. Greenlane falls across two parliamentary electorates: Epsom, represented by Member of Parliament David Seymour of the ACT Party Maungakiekie, represented by Member of Parliament Denise Lee of the National PartySince the 2010 amalgamation of councils, Greenlane falls across two wards for electing local boards of the Auckland Council, as of the 2016 local elections, the representation is as follows: Albert-Eden Local Board Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Photographs of Greenlane held in Auckland Libraries' heritage collections
Onehunga railway station
Onehunga railway station is the final station on the Onehunga Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand. It is located at the southern end of Onehunga Town Centre and consists of a single side platform, accessed from Onehunga Mall and Princes Street; the current station is the second to have served Onehunga. The original station opened in 1873, was situated adjacent to Princes Street, to the north-east of the current station. Through services to Auckland railway station ceased in 1950, but passenger trains continued running between Onehunga and Penrose, to connect with mainline services into Auckland, until April 1973; the station closed following the withdrawal of passenger service but the line through the station remained open for freight trains until 2006. The new station was opened on 18 September 2010 and services started on 19 September 2010; the station was first served by electric trains on 28 April 2014, with the Onehunga Line being the first line to switch to using AM Class Electric Multiple Units.
There are two bus stops located on Onehunga Mall near the entrance to the station, which are served by buses travelling between Onehunga and the southern suburbs including Manukau and Auckland Airport, as well as a cross-town route 670 which runs between Otahuhu and New Lynn. Onehunga Bus Station is located 200m north of the station and is a major hub for Auckland's bus network; the Onehunga railway station is the closest rail stop to Dress Smart. Bus services 68, 298, 670, 380 and 743 serve Onehunga station. Onehunga Branch Public transport in Auckland Transport in Auckland List of Auckland railway stations
Green Lane railway station
Green Lane railway station is in the town of Birkenhead, England, located in the district of Tranmere. The station is situated on the Chester and Ellesmere Port branches of the Wirral Line, part of the Merseyrail network; the station is located in a below ground level cutting accessed via tunnels at each end of the station. As the station accommodated steam trains it is open to the atmosphere above to aid ventilation; the station was opened in 1886 as the terminus of the Mersey Railway's line from Liverpool via the Mersey Railway Tunnel. In 1891 the line was extended southwards to Rock Ferry, was subsequently electrified in 1903; the line was integrated into the Merseyrail network in the 1970s. Merseyrail extensions in the 1980s and 1990s allowed train services to be extended beyond Rock Ferry. In early June 2014 it was announced that this station would be among a small number of stations on the Merseyrail network that will be spruced up as part of a £3.7m programme of improvements. In May 2015, the ticket office closed for refurbishment works to take place, which reopened in June 2015.
On 15 June, work started on the platform areas. 6 car trains did not stop at the station between 15 June and 20 July whilst some of these works took place. The old waiting shelters were replaced with new ones and a cover was placed over the majority of the Liverpool bound platform. New lighting and information boards have been introduced throughout the station, as well as new artwork on the Chester and Ellesmere Port Platform; the station is staffed, 15 minutes before the first train and 15 minutes after the last train, has platform CCTV. There is a payphone, booking office and live departure and arrival screens on the platform, for passenger information; the station has a free car park with 60 spaces, as well as secure cycle locker with 18 spaces. There is no access to the platforms for passengers with wheelchairs or prams, as platform access involves two staircases. Trains operate every 15 minutes between Chester and Liverpool on weekdays and Saturdays until late evening when the service becomes half-hourly, as it is on Sundays.
Additionally there is Ellesmere Port all day, every day. Northbound trains operate via Hamilton Square station in Birkenhead and the Mersey Railway Tunnel to Liverpool. Southbound trains all proceed as far as Hooton, where the lines to Chester and Ellesmere Port divide; these services are all provided by Merseyrail's fleet of Class 508 EMUs. List of underground stations of the Merseyrail network Mitchell, Vic. Chester to Birkenhead. Middleton Press. Fig. 72. ISBN 9781908174215. OCLC 811323335. Train times and station information for Green Lane railway station from National RailStation information for Green Lane railway station from Merseyrail