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Glen Eden
Auckland Transport Urban rail
Glen Eden Train Station Seen From West.jpg
The station from the West.
Location Waitakere City
Coordinates 36°54′37″S 174°39′12″E / 36.9103°S 174.6533°E / -36.9103; 174.6533Coordinates: 36°54′37″S 174°39′12″E / 36.9103°S 174.6533°E / -36.9103; 174.6533
Owned by KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s) Western Line
Platforms Side platforms
Tracks Mainline (two)
Construction
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
History
Opened 1880
Electrified 25 kV AC
Traffic
Passengers (2009) 1,543 passengers/day
Services
Preceding station   MAXX (Veolia)   Following station
toward Britomart
Western Line
toward Swanson

Glen Eden railway station is located on the Western Line of the AT Metro rail network in Auckland, New Zealand. The station house is a local historical landmark that was restored in 2001. A cafe is located in the old station building.

The station was opened on 29 March 1880 as one of the original stations on the North Auckland Line. The station's location determined the placement of the nearby Waikumete Cemetery. Special trains ran from Auckland on Sundays carrying the deceased and their entourage, and a dedicated platform was constructed to serve these trains. This unique function is one of the reasons that the station is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category II heritage building. The station was added to the heritage register on 30 October 1998, with register number 7435.

Services

Bus routes 152, 154, 172 and 172X pass by the station on the adjacent West Coast Road.

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