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Fruitvale Road
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Fruitvale Rd Station in 2014.jpg
Location Kelston, Auckland
Coordinates 36°54′39″S 174°40′02″E / 36.9107°S 174.6671°E / -36.9107; 174.6671Coordinates: 36°54′39″S 174°40′02″E / 36.9107°S 174.6671°E / -36.9107; 174.6671
Owned by KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks Mainline (2)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 28 September 1953
Electrified 25 kV installed
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 808 passengers/day
Services
Preceding station   MAXX (Veolia)   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Fruitvale Road railway station is on the Western Line of the Auckland railway network. It is near local schools, including two major high schools.

The station was opened on 28 September 1953.

In 2006/2007, the station was closed over summer to be upgraded, and lengthened for 6-car trains.

Station name

It is named after a nearby road. The road is not very well known, thus new passengers will most likely have no idea which suburb this station serves. It has been proposed to rename it 'Kelston' since it is in that suburb. It is quite close to Kelston Shopping Centre, Kelston Girls' College and Kelston Deaf Education Centre.

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