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Box Hill
Metlink commuter rail
Box Hill railway station 01.JPG
Location Cockayne Road, Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°14′45.89″S 174°47′19.54″E / 41.2460806°S 174.7887611°E / -41.2460806; 174.7887611
Owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s) Johnsonville Line
Platforms Single side
Tracks Main line (1)
Connections Bus services
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Fare zone 3
Opened 16 July 1956
Preceding station   Transdev Wellington   Following station
toward Johnsonville
Johnsonville Line
toward Wellington

Box Hill railway station is one of eight stations on the Johnsonville Branch, a commuter branch railway north of Wellington in New Zealand's North Island. It serves the suburbs of Khandallah and Te Kainga. It is the only station on the line to be set below street level, and one of four on the line which is on a curve. The station is usually called Box Hill, but is signed as Boxhill on the platform signs.

Electric multiple unit trains are operated under the Metlink brand through this station in both directions to Johnsonville (to the north) and Wellington (to the south).


Box Hill is one of the more recent stations on the Johnsonville Branch, having been opened in 1956.

As part of the Johnsonville line upgrading in 2009–10, the Box Hill Station was closed for about two months from 3 May 2010 while the station platform was resurfaced and extended to the south.


Trains run in both directions through this station, departing at half-hourly intervals, supplemented by a 13/13/26 schedule at peak times on week days.

The nearest bus routes are #25 and #26 which pass through Khandallah Village.


Box Hill railway station 02
Looking south from the station platform

This station has a single side platform and passenger shelter. Pedestrian access is from Cockayne Road, and from the north end of the platform to Box Hill by a footpath under the adjacent road overbridge. There is no dedicated station car park available.

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