Wiri railway station

Wiri railway station is a defunct station on the Southern Line of the Auckland Railway Network in New Zealand. To the north is Puhinui railway station and to the south is Homai railway station.

The Wiri railway station shelter in the distance.

Originally opened on 7 August 1913 as a "tablet station", and fully on 9 December 1913[1] as a siding and for staff and work trains (not a public station), the station closed on 14 February 2005 because it had the lowest patronage in Auckland.[2]

In July 2013, an extensive maintenance facility with stabling for 28 three-car trains was opened near the former station in preparation for the arrival of Auckland's new electric trains.[3]

Wiri is the start of the new Third Main Line to be completed by 2024.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scoble, Juliet (2010). "Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations" (PDF). Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand. Retrieved 10 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Press Release: Auckland Regional Transport Authority – More train services on track". Scoop. 25 January 2005. Retrieved 12 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Stabling facility opens for Auckland's trains". Scoop.co.nz. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

Coordinates: 37°00′08″S 174°51′45″E / 37.002276°S 174.862611°E / -37.002276; 174.862611