Takanini railway station facts for kids
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|Auckland Transport Urban rail|
Takanini railway station in 2014
|Owned by||KiwiRail (track and platforms)
Auckland Transport (buildings)
|Electrified||25 kV AC|
|Passengers (2011)||1,062 passengers/weekday|
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.
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.
- 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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