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Pokeno railway station
DL9302 Pulling goods train in between Pokeno and Tuakau (14342228715).jpg
DL9302 pulling goods train between Pokeno and Tuakau
Location New Zealand
Coordinates 37°14′51″S 175°01′15″E / 37.247548°S 175.020704°E / -37.247548; 175.020704Coordinates: 37°14′51″S 175°01′15″E / 37.247548°S 175.020704°E / -37.247548; 175.020704
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
History
Opened 20 May 1875
Closed passengers 24 June 1973
goods 30 March 1980

The Pokeno railway station is a former railway station in Pokeno, New Zealand on the North Island Main Trunk line. It opened for passengers on 20 May 1875 and for goods on 6 April 1879.

The station closed to passengers on 24 June 1973 and to goods on 30 March 1980.

Work on the proposed Paeroa–Pokeno Line commenced in 1938 and whilst approximately 13 km of earthworks were completed at each end, the proposal was halted due to World War 2. Work was still making slow progress in 1950. The line was to be the first part of the East Coast Main Trunk Railway.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Whangarata
Line open, station closed
  North Island Main Trunk
New Zealand Railways Department
  Mercer
Line open, station closed
Chart of Pokeno railway station ticket sales 1881-1950
tickets sales 1881–1950 – derived from annual returns to Parliament of "Statement of Revenue for each Station for the Year ended"

Traffic grew as shown in the graph and table below.

year tickets season tickets staff ref.
1881 668 1
1882 1,700 1
1883 1,766 1
1884 1,908 1
1885 1,802 1 1
1886 1,629 4 1
1887 1,687 3 1
1888 1,560 1 1
1889 1,753 2 1
1890
1891 1,717 2 1
1892 1,870 1 1
1893 1,743 2 1
1894 1,855 1 1
1895 1,848 1 1
1896 1,846 1
1897 1,945 2 1
1898 2,074 3 1
1899 2,317 2 1
1900 2,449 2 1
1901
1902 3,223 50 1
1903 3,781 33 1
1904 4,234 26 1
1905 4,096 33 1
1906 4,079 21 2
1907 4,868 36 2
1908 4,059 40 3
1909 4,238 16 3
1910 4,129 20 3
1911 4,918 28 3
1912 4,912 21 3
1913 6,204 29 4
1914 8,718 129
1915 7,873 120
1916 7,727 117
1917 7,651 48
1918 6,965 52
1919 7,315 76
1920 7,951 96
1921 8,352 92
1922 7,853 113
1923 9,025 193
1924 8,714 167
1925 8,091 104
1926 8,640 97
1927 9,195 136
1928 6,979 99
1929 3,742 104
1930 3,980 126
1931 4,456 117
1932 4,371 93
1933 6,337 87
1934 8,361 75
1935 8,207 71
1936 7,180 74
1937 6,919 91
1938 7,440 59
1939 10,052 58
1940 10,649 98
1941 11,521 104
1942 12,987 184
1943 19,285 183
1944 19,810 186
1945 15,269 211
1946 16,021 266
1947 12,900 82
1948 8,290 109
1949 7,438 188
1950 7,000 131

In 2020 reopening of the station was put forward as a COVID-19 recovery scheme, at an estimated cost of $10m.

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