Waiouru railway station

Waiouru railway station in Waiouru, New Zealand was an intermediate station on the North Island Main Trunk line. It was opened for goods traffic in March 1907, and for passengers on 1 July 1908. At 814 m above sea level, the station was the highest station on the New Zealand rail system.

Waiouru railway station
Waiouru railway station in 2018.jpg
Waiouru railway station in 2018
General information
LocationNew Zealand
Coordinates39°28′50″S 175°40′02″E / 39.480659°S 175.667095°E / -39.480659; 175.667095Coordinates: 39°28′50″S 175°40′02″E / 39.480659°S 175.667095°E / -39.480659; 175.667095
Elevation814 m (2,671 ft)
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
DistanceWellington 290.30 km (180.38 mi)
History
Opened1 March 1907 (1907-03-01)[1]
Closed10 April 2005 (2005-04-10)[1]
ElectrifiedJune 1988
Services
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Tangiwai
Line open, station closed
  North Island Main Trunk
KiwiRail
  Hīhītahi
Line open, station closed
Train at Waiouru Railway Station circa 1930s

The last passenger train on the NIMT to stop at Waiouru was the Overlander, but from 10 April 2005 it no longer stopped here. The station had been closed for goods traffic on 13 October 1986.

In 1940 a branch was built to the military camp, including a 1,000 ft (300 m) platform.[2] The branch opened on 15 November 1940.[3] It stretched about 2 km (1.2 mi) north east from the station and was still in place in 1966.[4]

tickets sales 1909–22 and 1941-50 – derived from annual returns to Parliament of "Statement of Revenue for each Station for the Year ended"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand by Juliet Scoble (2012)
  2. ^ "Waiouru Camp MANAWATU TIMES". paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. 25 November 1940. Retrieved 5 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2012). Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand.
  4. ^ "1:63360 map Sheet: N122 Ruapehu". www.mapspast.org.nz. 1966. Retrieved 5 March 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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