Levin railway station facts for kids
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Levin in 1913
|Location||Oxford Street, Levin|
|Elevation||37 m (121 ft)|
|Line(s)||North Island Main Trunk|
|Distance||Wellington 90.32 km (56.12 mi)|
|Opened||2 August 1886|
|Previous names||Weraroa until 22 April 1894|
Levin railway station is a station on the North Island Main Trunk serving Levin in the Horowhenua District of New Zealand. It is served by the Capital Connection long distance commuter train between Wellington and Palmerston North. Prior to the service’s cessation in 2012, it was also served by the Overlander long distance train between Wellington and Auckland.
The station was opened by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company (WMR) in 1886 as an intermediate station on the Wellington-Manawatu Line. The first station was built in the northern part of Levin near Tyne Street, and was replaced in 1894–95 by a station near the centre of Levin. In 1909 this station was destroyed by fire, and replaced by a station 10 chains (200m) south. There was a nearby station in the southern part of Levin at Weraroa from c1886 to 1894.
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