Renall Street railway station

Renall Street railway station is an urban single-platform railway station on Renall Street in the Wairarapa town of Masterton in New Zealand’s North Island. Renall Street is one of three railway stations in Masterton, the others being Masterton and Solway.

Renall Street
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Renall Street railway station 02.JPG
Renall Street railway station
General information
LocationRenall Street, Masterton, New Zealand
Coordinates40°56.856′S 175°38.322′E / 40.947600°S 175.638700°E / -40.947600; 175.638700
Owned byGreater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s)Wairarapa Line
Distance89.4 kilometres (55.6 mi) from Wellington
PlatformsSingle side
TracksMain line (1)
Train operatorsTransdev Wellington
Bus routes1
Bus operatorsTranzit Coachlines
Connections 201  Masterton West
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Other information
Station codeRENA
Fare zone14[1]
History
OpenedOctober 1936
Closed25 June 1978 (1978-06-25) (freight)
Rebuilt2007
Previous namesUpper Plains crossing
Services
Preceding station Transdev Wellington Following station
Masterton
Terminus
Wairarapa Connection Solway
toward Wellington

As part of the Wairarapa station upgrade programme to prepare stations for the new SW-class passenger carriages, this station was closed from 14 May 2007 until early July 2007.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

As the construction of the Wairarapa Line progressed in 1880, the rails reached the "Upper Plains crossing" in late August 1880. On 28 August a special train conveyed members of parliament and their families from Wellington to the "Upper Plains crossing" where some picnicked, while others were taken by coach into town to refresh themselves at a hotel.

In 1936, Renall Street became a stopping place for railcars, coinciding with the introduction of the Wairarapa railcars. Despite strong public support, it was not until 1937 that a shelter and platform were provided at the Upper Plains crossing. The station also had several private sidings serving oil companies and other industrial interests. These sidings have been removed.

Connecting ServicesEdit

A nearby bus stop allows passengers to connect with bus Route 201 (Masterton West) to the town centre.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Cameron, Walter Norman (1976). A Line Of Railway: The Railway Conquest of the Rimutakas. Wellington: New Zealand Railway and Locomotive Society. ISBN 0-908573-00-6.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Metlink. "Text description of fare zone boundaries". Greater Wellington Regional Council. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-27.
  2. ^ Radley, Matt (14 May 2007). "New Metlink Wairarapa train and Wairarapa station improvements". Greater Wellington Regional Council. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  3. ^ Radley, Matt (14 June 2007). "More new carriages introduced on Wairarapa line". Greater Wellington. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-29.

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