Ranui railway station

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Ranui
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Ranui railway station January2018.jpg
The station in January 2018, looking northbound from the southbound platform
LocationRanui Station Road, Ranui
Owned byKiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s)Western Line
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Platform levels1
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened16 November 1925
RebuiltJanuary 2008
Electrified25kV AC[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2009)989 passengers/day[citation needed]
Services
Preceding station   Auckland Transport (Transdev)   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
Terminus

Ranui railway station is located on the Western Line of the Auckland rail network in New Zealand. It serves the communities of Ranui and Pooks Road, in the Waitakere City suburb of Ranui.

The station was opened on 16 November 1925.[2]

Services[edit]

Western Line suburban train services, between Swanson and Britomart, are provided by Transdev on behalf of Auckland Transport.

In 2017 local residents complained about the number of assaults at the station and the threatening characters "hanging around" the station, which led to security staff being stationed there for a period.[3]

Stabling project[edit]

As part of upgrades to Auckland's urban rail network, ARTA had proposed building a stabling yard to store up to 11 trains to the west of the station; the yard was to be used to clean trains when out of service, and there were to be staff car parking and welfare facilities. Due to opposition from locals this was abandoned and the stabling yard was moved to Henderson.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Auckland Electrifcation Map" (PDF). KiwiRail. September 2014. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
  2. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand, 1863 to 2012. Wellington. p. 110.
  3. ^ "Fears prompt welcome action at Ranui station". Stuff (Fairfax). 15 June 2017.

Coordinates: 36°52.1′S 174°36.2′E / 36.8683°S 174.6033°E / -36.8683; 174.6033