Morningside railway station, Auckland

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Morningside
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Morningside Station - 2014.jpg
Morningside Station's platform in 2014.
LocationMorningside, Auckland City
Coordinates36°52′30″S 174°44′07″E / 36.874986°S 174.735253°E / -36.874986; 174.735253
Owned byKiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s)Western Line
PlatformsIsland platform
TracksMainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
History
Opened1880
Electrified25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009)489 passengers/day
Services
Preceding station   Auckland Transport (Transdev)   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Morningside railway station is a station on the Western Line of the Auckland Railway Network. It has an island platform and is accessed via a level crossing on Morningside Drive and by a subway from New North Road.

The underpass that links New North Road and Morningside Station in 2010.

History[edit]

  • 1880: It opened as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line.[2]
  • 1914: A signal box was established here.[2]
  • 1966: The line between Morningside and Avondale was partially double-tracked and the platform was upgraded to an island platform layout.[2]
  • 1993: The platform was modified slightly to meet the requirements of new ex-Perth trains.[2]
  • 2009: An upgraded station was opened.
  • 2013: In February, a woman in a wheelchair which was stuck in the tracks was rescued from the path of an approaching train.[3]
  • 2014: Electrification infrastructure installed as part of the electrification of Auckland's railway network.

Bus Transfers[edit]

Bus routes 20, 22N, 22R and 209 pass close to Morningside station.[4]

In media[edit]

Morningside Station was featured in the music video for Lorde's song "Royals".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Railway Stations of Auckland's Western Line (2004) by Sean Millar
  3. ^ "Double bravery award for averting train tragedy". Stuff/Fairfax. 5 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Central Auckland Network Map" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 8 July 2018.