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|Metlink suburban rail|
|Location||Pharazyn Street, Melling, Lower Hutt, New Zealand|
|Owned by||Greater Wellington Regional Council|
|Opened||26 May 1908|
|Rebuilt||1 March 1954|
|Electrified||1 March 1954|
|Previous names||Melling Settlement|
Melling railway station is the terminal station on the single track Melling Line in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The single platform station serves the suburb of Melling. The station is served by Metlink's electric multiple unit trains.
The station used to be on the Hutt Valley Line section of the Wairarapa Line until 1 March 1954, when the Melling-Belmont section of the line on the western side of the Hutt Valley was closed and the through line to Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa rerouted through the centre of the valley. The truncated line to Melling was then electrified. The new station erected at the same time was about 100m closer to Wellington to avoid a level crossing at the Melling Link Road over the Hutt River.
In the 19th century, the line from Wellington to the Hutt was opened on 14 April 1874. The line past Melling to Silverstream was opened on December 1875.
The original Melling station opened on 26 May 1908. Melling was one of several stations and sidings opened in 1908 on the Hutt Valley section of line, along with Gosse and Co's Siding, Pitcaithly's railway station, the Belmont Quarry Co's Siding (not to be confused with the Belmont railway station), and the Silverstream Bridge railway station.
The station building today contains a ticket office and a coffee shop. The building was closed without notice on 18 December 2013 for asbestos removal, reopening on 18 February 2014.
The Melling Station will be moved under the three 2018 NZTA options for replacing the Melling road bridge. The proposed Melling Interchange also involves flood protection work, and will be completed by 2026 (in 2019 the project had been put "on hold").
The following Metlink bus routes serve Melling station:
|Previous Stop||Metlink Bus Services||Next Stop|
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