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Levin
Levin 1913.jpg
Levin in 1913
Location Oxford Street, Levin
Coordinates 40°37′52″S 175°16′40″E / 40.631236°S 175.277804°E / -40.631236; 175.277804Coordinates: 40°37′52″S 175°16′40″E / 40.631236°S 175.277804°E / -40.631236; 175.277804
Elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Owned by KiwiRail
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Distance Wellington 90.32 km (56.12 mi)
Construction
Parking Yes
History
Opened 2 August 1886
Rebuilt 1895, 1909
Previous names Weraroa until 22 April 1894
Services
Preceding station   The Great Journeys of New Zealand   Following station
Capital Connection
Otaki
toward Wellington
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Queen Street (Levin)
Line open,
station closed
1.65 km (1.03 mi)
  North Island Main Trunk
KiwiRail
  Ōhau
Line open,
station closed
4.99 km (3.10 mi)

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.

History

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.

Two former railway (staff) houses in Levin have Class II listing with Heritage New Zealand, 29 Keepa Street and 31 Keepa Street.

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