Penrose railway station, Auckland

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Penrose
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Penrose railway station NZ February2018.jpg
The station in February 2018, looking southbound. The Onehunga Branch line curves off to its platform at right
LocationPenrose, Auckland
Coordinates36°54.6′S 174°49.0′E / 36.9100°S 174.8167°E / -36.9100; 174.8167
Owned byKiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s)Southern Line, Onehunga Line
PlatformsIsland platform (1&2), Side platform (3)
Tracks3
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codePNR
History
Opened1873
Rebuilt2010
Electrified25kV AC
Traffic
Passengers (2009)475 passengers/day
Services
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Preceding station   Auckland Transport (Transdev)   Following station
toward Britomart
Onehunga Line
toward Onehunga
Southern Line
toward Papakura

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, and 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, and 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 Mount Smart Stadium, a major sports stadium.

Services[edit]

Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart, Onehunga, Papakura and Pukekohe via Ellerslie; the typical weekday off-peak timetable is:[1]

  • 5 tph to Britomart
  • 3 tph to Papakura
  • 2 tph to Onehunga

Bus routes 66, 298 and 321 serve Penrose station.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern Line timetable" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Central Auckland Network Map" (PDF). Auckland Transport. Retrieved 8 July 2018.