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Auckland Transport Urban rail
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Takanini railway station in 2014
Coordinates 37°02′27″S 174°55′09″E / 37.0409°S 174.9191°E / -37.0409; 174.9191
Owned by KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
Line(s) Southern Line
Platforms Island platform
Tracks Mainline (2)
Platform levels 1
Parking No
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Website Auckland Transport
Opened October 1913
Electrified 25 kV AC
Passengers (2011) 1,062 passengers/weekday
Preceding station   MAXX (Veolia)   Following station
toward Britomart
Southern Line

Takanini railway station, with a recent spelling change to Takaanini, is on the Southern Line of the Auckland railway network in New Zealand. The station has an island platform layout and is accessed from Manuroa Road, Station Road and Taka Street in the Takanini suburb of Auckland.


The station, originally known as Lupton's Crossing, was opened in October 1913. Goods services were closed on 29 April 1980.

Proposed upgrade

A proposal was made by the former Papakura District Council to create a new station and Park and Ride facility at Glenora Road, next to the new Southgate shopping centre, to coincide with the new Addison residential development taking place on the former horse training track land.

In 2012, the Papakura Local Board requested a new station and park and ride be built at Walters Road. This proposal was listed in Auckland Transport's draft land transport plan.

On 19 October 2018, Auckland Transport renamed the station to Takaanini in line with Auckland Council's Te Reo Māori policy to reflect the correct spelling of Ihaka Wirihana Takaanini after whom the area is named.


Transdev Auckland, on behalf of Auckland Transport, operates suburban services to Britomart, Papakura and Pukekohe via Takanini. Since 17 November 2019, the basic weekday off-peak timetable is:

  • 3 tph to Britomart, via Penrose and Newmarket
  • 3 tph to Papakura

Bus routes 365 and 371 serve Takanini Station, and route 33 passes close by.

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