Silverstream railway station

Silverstream railway station is a suburban railway station serving Silverstream in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. The station is located on the Hutt Valley section of the Wairarapa Line, 26.8 km (16.7 mi) north of Wellington. The station is served by Metlink's electric multiple unit trains of the "Matangi" FP class. Trains stopping at Silverstream run to Wellington and Upper Hutt.

Silverstream
Metlink suburban rail
Silverstream railway station 2021.jpg
Silverstream station in 2021
LocationFergusson Drive and Kiln Street, Silverstream, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Coordinates41°08′50.42″S 175°00′38.63″E / 41.1473389°S 175.0107306°E / -41.1473389; 175.0107306
Owned byGreater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s)Wairarapa Line
TracksMain line (2)
Construction
Structure typeIsland
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeSILV
Fare zone6 [1]
History
Opened1 March 1954
Electrified24 July 1955
Services
Preceding station   Transdev Wellington   Following station
toward Upper HuttHutt Valley Linetoward Wellington

The station has an island platform between two tracks, linked to Field Street in the south by a footpath, and to Fergusson Drive in the north-west and Whitemans Road to the north-east via pedestrian level crossings.

ServicesEdit

RailEdit

TransDev operates Hutt Valley Line electric suburban services between Wellington and Upper Hutt via Silverstream. The basic daytime off-peak timetable is:

  • 3 tph to Wellington, stopping all stations (2 tph on weekends)
  • 3 tph to Upper Hutt, stopping all stations (2 tph on weekends)

The basic morning peak timetable is:

  • 3 tph to Wellington, stopping all stations to Taita then Waterloo only
  • 2 tph to Upper Hutt, stopping all stations

BusEdit

The following Metlink bus services serve the station:

Previous timetabled stop Metlink Bus Services Next timetabled stop
Upper Hutt Station
towards Timberlea
93[2]
Upper Hutt Commuter
Belmont Flat - Western Hutt Road
towards Courtenay Place
Fergusson Drive
towards Emerald Hill
110
Upper Hutt
Stokes Valley Entrance
towards Petone Station
Upper Hutt Station
Terminus
115
Pinehaven
Field Street
towards Pinehaven

HistoryEdit

The present Silverstream railway station replaced the earlier station from 21 November 1954 when the section of line alongside the hill south of Silverstream, which passed over the wooden truss bridge just below Silverstream Hospital, was closed. The deviation of the line is some distance to the west of the original line and crosses the Hutt River on a steel bridge with concrete piers - the replacement station is several hundred yards to the north of the old station.

An adjacent level crossing had automatically locking gates installed to stop pedestrians using the crossing until a second train clears the crossing (after a 2003 accident).[3]

The station was damaged by a small fire circa 2000, which left it leaking and with no lights under the shelter for several years. The fire damage showed until some repairs were made that the station had toilets at one point until the area was boarded up again.[citation needed]

In 2019–20 the GWRC is to "renew" the Silverstream railway station.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Metlink. "Text description of fare zone boundaries". Greater Wellington Regional Council.
  2. ^ "Upper Hutt Commuter (Timberlea - Wellington) - Timetable". Metlink. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Keeping railway safety on track". Stuff (Fairfax). 13 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Priority Area – Public transport" in Staying on Track: Key work programme for 2019/20 page 5, from the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC)

External linksEdit

  • Passenger service timetables from Metlink