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Platform at Britomart, Auckland's largest railway station.

This is a list of the railway stations in the public transport network of Auckland, it includes closed and planned stations. Auckland has 13 fare zones, with some zone overlap areas; the routes shown pass into and out of central, western, eastern, and southern zones.

Ownership and operation[edit]

Station platforms on the Auckland suburban network are owned by KiwiRail, who are responsible for building stations. Structures on the platforms (station buildings, shelters, lights, signage etc.) are owned by Auckland Transport, who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of stations.

The Britomart Transport Centre, Newmarket Railway Station and New Lynn Transport Centre are owned and managed by Auckland Transport.

Ticket office and platform staff, as well as train operating staff, are employed by Transdev Auckland, formerly Veolia Transport.

Train services using stations in Auckland include suburban trains, which are owned by Auckland Transport and operated by Transdev, and the Northern Explorer long-distance train to Wellington operated by KiwiRail.

Geographic map[edit]

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Network[edit]

Southern Line[edit]

This line follows the Newmarket Line from Britomart to Newmarket, the North Auckland Line to Westfield Junction, and the North Island Main Trunk to Pukekohe.

Distance from Britomart Name Served by Opened Closed Notes
0.00 km (0.00 mi) BritomartH Auckland Transport 7 July 2003[1]
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Auckland Northern Explorer, private excursions and charters 24 November 1930[1] 7 July 2003[1] After the opening of Britomart, one platform remained open for excursion trains and thereafter referred to as The Strand station. The Strand upgraded in 2011 with two platforms as a back up station for Britomart; the Northern Explorer terminus was relocated here in December 2015.
Parnell Auckland Transport 12 March 2017
3.84 km (2.39 mi) NewmarketH Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
4.91 km (3.05 mi) Remuera Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
6.38 km (3.96 mi) Greenlane Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
7.75 km (4.82 mi) Ellerslie Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
9.2 km (5.72 mi) Penrose Auckland Transport 24 December 1873[1]
11.09 km (6.89 mi) Southdown N/A 8 August 1905[1] 30 May 2004[1]
13.01 km (8.08 mi) Westfield N/A 29 August 1887[1] 12 March 2017[2]
14.33 km (8.90 mi) OtahuhuH Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1] New station and bus-train interchange opened October 2016.[3]
15.46 km (9.61 mi) Mangere N/A c. July 1908[1] 9 December 2011 Services reduced to set-down of school students at the southbound platform only from 25 October 2005.[1] Southbound platform closed on 9 December 2011. Both northbound and southbound platforms demolished 2012.
16.2 km (10.07 mi) Middlemore Auckland Transport 20 July 1947[1]
18.06 km (11.22 mi) Papatoetoe Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1]
19.56 km (12.15 mi) Puhinui Auckland Transport 29 June 1925[1]
20.88 km (12.97 mi) Wiri Depot Auckland Transport 9 December 1913[1] Closed in 2005. Rebuilt in 2013. Staff station only.
22.78 km (14.15 mi) Homai Auckland Transport 15 August 1924[1]
24.41 km (15.17 mi) ManurewaH Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1] Opened at a new site on 19 July 1993.[1]
26.24 km (16.30 mi) Te Mahia Auckland Transport 16 August 1926[1]
27.84 km (17.30 mi) Takanini Auckland Transport 9 December 1913[1]
29.53 km (18.35 mi) Tironui N/A 10 May 1926[1] 13 August 1983[1] New station currently (2012) proposed just north of former Tironui station at Walters Road by Papakura Local Board.
31.46 km (19.55 mi) PapakuraH Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1] The terminus for electric unit services (see note for Pukekohe below). Current station rebuilt and reopened in 2013.
33.75 km (20.97 mi) Opaheke N/A c. April 1884[1] 13 November 1955[1]
36.57 km (22.72 mi) Drury N/A 20 May 1875[1] 21 May 1972[1] Opened at a new site on 8 December 1918 replacing the original station and another station at Runciman.[1] New station at Drury currently (2012) proposed by Papakura Local Board.
45.19 km (28.08 mi) Paerata N/A 20 May 1875[1] 24 July 1972[1]
49.62 km (30.83 mi) PukekoheH Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1] From 20 July 2015, a diesel train shuttle service operates between Papakura and Pukekohe, necessitating a transfer by passengers at Papakura, as that section of line has not been electrified. In 2016 construction began on a new station and bus-train interchange; the new station is currently scheduled to open during 2018.[4][5]
H Major transport hub station.


Eastern Line[edit]

This line follows the North Island Main Trunk from Britomart to Puhinui. South of Puhinui it diverges onto the Manukau Branch line.

Distance from Britomart Name Served by Opened Closed Notes
0.00 km (0.00 mi) BritomartH Auckland Transport 7 July 2003[1]
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Auckland Northern Explorer, private excursions and charters 24 November 1930[1] 7 July 2003[1] After the opening of Britomart, one platform remained open for excursion trains and thereafter referred to as The Strand station. The Strand upgraded in 2011 with two platforms as a back up station for Britomart; the Northern Explorer terminus was relocated here in December 2015.
4.62 km (2.87 mi) Orakei Auckland Transport 16 November 1930[1]
5.8 km (3.60 mi) Meadowbank Auckland Transport 21 July 1947[1] Replaced the original Purewa station but was also known as Purewa until 22 February 1954.[1]
6.6 km (4.10 mi) Purewa N/A 1930[6] 16 April 1947[1]
9.42 km (5.85 mi) Glen Innes Auckland Transport 6 May 1930[1]
10.78 km (6.70 mi) Tamaki N/A 16 November 1930[1] 13 October 2003[1][7]
12.13 km (7.54 mi) PanmureH Auckland Transport 16 November 1930[1] An upgraded station was opened in the first half of 2007.[8]
14.97 km (9.30 mi) Sylvia Park Auckland Transport 1 September 1929[1] Original station closed on 6 March 1983.[1] A new station opened on 2 July 2007 at a different site.[9]
16.59 km (10.31 mi) Westfield N/A 29 August 1887[1] 12 March 2017[10]
OtahuhuH Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1] New station and bus-train interchange opened October 2016.[3]
Mangere N/A c. July 1908[1] 9 December 2011 Services reduced to set-down of school students at the southbound platform only from 25 October 2005.[1] Southbound platform closed on 9 December 2011. Both northbound and southbound platforms demolished 2012.
Middlemore Auckland Transport 20 July 1947[1]
Papatoetoe Auckland Transport 20 May 1875[1]
Puhinui Auckland Transport 29 June 1925[1]
23 km (14.29 mi) ManukauH Auckland Transport 15 April 2012[11] A bus interchange adjacent to the station was opened in April 2018.[12]
H Major transport hub station.


Onehunga Line[edit]

This line follows the Newmarket Line from Britomart to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line to Penrose, where it diverges on to the Onehunga Branch line, which reopened in September 2010.

Distance from Britomart Name Served by Opened Closed Notes
0.00 km (0.00 mi) BritomartH Auckland Transport 7 July 2003[1]
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Auckland Northern Explorer, private excursions and charters 24 November 1930[1] 7 July 2003[1] After the opening of Britomart, one platform remained open for excursion trains and thereafter referred to as The Strand station. The Strand upgraded in 2011 with two platforms as a back up station for Britomart; the Northern Explorer terminus was relocated here in December 2015.
Parnell Auckland Transport 12 March 2017 Onehunga Line services do not stop at this station.
3.84 km (2.39 mi) NewmarketH Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
4.91 km (3.05 mi) Remuera Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1] Effective from 26 August 2018, Onehunga Line services stop at this station in evenings only.
6.38 km (3.96 mi) Greenlane Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1] Effective from 26 August 2018, Onehunga Line services stop at this station in evenings only.
6.79 km (4.22 mi) Ellerslie Racecourse Platform N/A c. April 1884[1] 1973
7.75 km (4.82 mi) Ellerslie Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
9.2 km (5.72 mi) Penrose Auckland Transport 24 December 1873[1]
11.15 km (6.93 mi) Te Papapa Auckland Transport 8 April 1877[1] Closed on 19 February 1973[1] and reopened on 18 September 2010.[13] Services recommenced on 19 September 2010.[13]
12.52 km (7.78 mi) Onehunga Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1] Closed on 19 February 1973[1] and reopened on 18 September 2010.[13] Services recommenced on 19 September 2010.[13]
12.61 km (7.84 mi) Onehunga Wharf N/A c. April 1892[1] 1927[14]
H Major transport hub station.


Western Line[edit]

This line follows the Newmarket Line from Britomart to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line to Swanson.

Distance from Britomart Name Served by Opened Closed Notes
0.00 km (0.00 mi) BritomartH Auckland Transport 7 July 2003[1]
1.2 km (0.75 mi) Auckland Northern Explorer, private excursions and charters 24 November 1930[1] 7 July 2003[1] After the opening of Britomart, one platform remained open for excursion trains and thereafter referred to as The Strand station. The Strand upgraded in 2011 with two platforms as a back up station for Britomart; the Northern Explorer terminus was relocated here in December 2015.
Parnell Auckland Transport 12 March 2017 Services initially stopped at this station in weekday evenings and at weekends only. From 26 August 2018, it became a stop for all services.
3.84 km (2.39 mi) NewmarketH Auckland Transport 20 December 1873[1]
Grafton Auckland Transport 9 April 2010[15] Replaced the nearby Boston Rd Station.
Boston Road N/A 15 September 1964 10 April 2010[15]
6.44 km (4.00 mi) Mount Eden Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1]
7.79 km (4.84 mi) Kingsland Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1]
8.76 km (5.44 mi) Morningside Auckland Transport c. April 1882[1]
10.09 km (6.27 mi) Baldwin Avenue Auckland Transport 28 September 1953[1]
11.12 km (6.91 mi) Mount Albert Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1] Platform rebuilt and upgraded and pedestrian walkways opened in 2-stage program 2012-2016.[16][17]
12.83 km (7.97 mi) Avondale Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1] Original station replaced with a temporary facility on 19 January 2009 pending completion of new station.[1] Reopened on 8 June 2010.[18]
St George's Street N/A November 1907[1] 18 August 1980[19] Closed on a six-month trial basis that was made permanent on 16 August 1981.[1]
15.55 km (9.66 mi) New LynnH Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1] Original station closed on 28 June 1986. New station opened in 1984 and replaced with temporary facility on 4 May 2009 pending completion of trench.[1] Current station opened on 24 Sep 2010.[20]
16.66 km (10.35 mi) Fruitvale Road Auckland Transport 28 September 1953[1]
17.63 km (10.95 mi) Croydon Road N/A c. December 1911[1] 18 August 1980[19] Closed on a six-month trial basis that was made permanent on 16 August 1981.[1]
18.46 km (11.47 mi) Glen Eden Auckland Transport 29 March 1880[1]
19.64 km (12.20 mi) Westbrook N/A 6 September 1957[1] 18 August 1980[19] Closed on a six-month trial basis that was made permanent on 16 August 1981.[1]
? Waikomiti N/A c. 1880 ? Only used for cemetery services.[21]
20.77 km (12.91 mi) Sunnyvale Auckland Transport 28 February 1924[1]
22.39 km (13.91 mi) HendersonH Auckland Transport 21 December 1880[1] Rebuilt on 24 October 2006. Reopened on 2 November 2006.
23.86 km (14.83 mi) Sturges Road Auckland Transport 1934[1]
25.71 km (15.98 mi) Ranui Auckland Transport 16 November 1925[1]
28 km (17.40 mi) Swanson Auckland Transport 18 July 1881[1] Terminus for electric unit services. Platform replaced in 2000.[1]
31.93 km (19.84 mi) Waitakere N/A 18 July 1881[1] 20 July 2015 Hourly bus shuttles operate between Swanson station and Waitakere station as that section of line has not been electrified.[22]
Helensville N/A 18 July 1881[1] 12 June 1987 Services were extended to Helensville station for a trial period from 2008–09.
H Major transport hub station.

New stations[edit]

Aotea Station and Karangahape Station, underground stations in the City Centre, will open when the City Rail Link is completed in 2023.

New stations at Tironui, Drury, Drury West and Paerata are proposed to be built within the next few decades to serve new urban areas developing in the south of the city.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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