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Crofton Downs
Metlink commuter rail
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Crofton Downs railway station looking south in the direction of Wellington before it was updated in 2010
Location Churchill Drive, Crofton Downs, Wellington, New Zealand
Coordinates 41°15′18.26″S 174°45′58.96″E / 41.2550722°S 174.7663778°E / -41.2550722; 174.7663778
Owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Line(s) Johnsonville Line
Platforms Single side
Tracks Main line (1)
Connections None
Construction
Parking 44 spaces
Other information
Fare zone 3
History
Opened 25 March 1963
Services
Preceding station   Transdev Wellington   Following station
toward Johnsonville
Johnsonville Line
Terminus
Crofton Downs railway station 01
From the station platform, looking in the direction of the station car park and north to Johnsonville

Crofton Downs 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 suburb of Crofton Downs. Its name is similar to the pre-1908 name for the different Ngaio station, Crofton.

Electric multiple unit trains are operated by Transdev under the Metlink brand through this station in both directions to Johnsonville (to the north) and Wellington (to the south). The station is one of four stations on the line located on a curve; before arrival at the Crofton Downs or Awarua Street stations, the onboard announcement adds Please mind the gap when exiting the train.

History

Crofton Downs is the most recent station on the Johnsonville Branch, having been opened in 1963 to serve the then new suburb of Crofton Downs. Patronage of the station was light in its early years, not becoming popular until housing in the area was well developed.

Services

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Commuter car park

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 22 bus route connects the station to Johnsonville and Wellington.

Facilities

This station has a single side platform, passenger shelter, and commuter car park. Behind the station is a Mitre-10 hardware store and customer car park.

In 2019/20 the GWRC planned to "renew" the Crofton Downs railway station.[needs update]

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