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Waione Siding railway station
Waione on 1956 edition of one inch map sheet N92.jpg
Waione on 1956 edition of one inch map sheet N92
Location New Zealand
Coordinates 38°39′23″S 175°18′57″E / 38.656300°S 175.315900°E / -38.656300; 175.315900Coordinates: 38°39′23″S 175°18′57″E / 38.656300°S 175.315900°E / -38.656300; 175.315900
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Distance Wellington 426.86 km (265.24 mi)
History
Opened 1 April 1917
Closed passenger 1 February 1918
goods 3 October 1948
Electrified June 1988
Services
Preceding station   Historical railways   Following station
Waimiha
Line open, station closed
  North Island Main Trunk
KiwiRail
  Ongarue
Line open, station closed

Waione Siding was very briefly a stop on the North Island Main Trunk line, in the Ruapehu District of New Zealand in the Ōngarue valley. It was also known as Ninia.

It served a Marton Sash & Door Company tramway and was also a stop for occasional excursion trains. From 1928 the tramway was operated by a Price 16-wheeler steam locomotive. In 1927 a shelter shed was built. It was damaged by fire in 1950. In 1929 the siding became a tablet station, at a cost of about £4430.

The siding served a small settlement, where 23 people voted in 1928 and 22 in 1935. In 2013 meshblock 1042000, which includes the area west of the railway, had a population of 30 in 6 houses.

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