Swanson railway station facts for kids
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|Auckland Transport urban rail|
Photo of the two platforms with an EMU in each.
|Location||Swanson Road, Swanson, Auckland|
|Owned by||KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
|Tracks||Main line (2)|
|Opened||18 July 1881|
|Electrified||25 kV AC|
|Passengers (2009)||461 passengers/day|
Western Line services of the Auckland rail network are operated between the station and Britomart in central Auckland by Transdev, on behalf of Auckland Transport.
The station is the westernmost and northernmost point of the city's electrified network. It became the terminus of the Western Line in July 2015, when urban train services to Waitakere station ceased because the Waitakere-Swanson section of track was not electrified. A bus shuttle service operates between Waitakere and Swanson stations.
The current station building was relocated from Avondale railway station following an upgrade there.
- 1881: The station opened on 18 July.
- 1920: A signal box was built.
- 1925: Signal box destroyed by fire following a lightning strike.
- 1970: Signal box was removed.
- 1972: Closed to goods.
- 1972: Buildings replaced by a platform shelter (on opposite side to present station).
- 1995: Avondale railway station building was relocated here, now Swanson Station Cafe.
- 2000: New platform on the east side of the tracks.
- 2008: New platform on the west side of the tracks; the east side platform will be re-established to provide platforms on each side of the new double track.
- 2011: Electrification works started.
- 2014: Electrification works completed, and station energised.
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