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Hadfield railway station
Location New Zealand
Coordinates 40°50′24″S 175°05′15″E / 40.840082°S 175.087467°E / -40.840082; 175.087467
Elevation 40 ft (12 m)
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Distance Wellington 40 mi (64 km)
Opened 1 December 1886
Closed 15 January 1906
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Te Horo
Line open,
station closed
3 mi (4.8 km)
  North Island Main Trunk
Line open,
station open
3 mi (4.8 km)

Hadfield railway station was a flag station, sometimes shown as Hatfield, on the North Island Main Trunk and in the Kapiti Coast District of New Zealand.

It opened on 1 December 1886 and closed on 15 January 1906. The only siding was a loop with capacity for 28 wagons and locomotive. It had a "waiting shed" and was probably named after the nearby Te Kowhai or Hadfield's Creek.

The Wellington-Manawatu Line was opened by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) when the first through train from Wellington to Palmerston North ran on 30 November 1886. Hadfield was part of the Waikanae to Ōtaki contract, let to Messrs Wilkie and Wilson.

Only a single track now passes through the station site.

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