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Whangarata railway station
Map of Whangarata railway station in 1920s.jpg
Map of Whangarata railway station in 1920s
Location New Zealand
Coordinates 37°15′36″S 174°59′13″E / 37.260°S 174.987°E / -37.260; 174.987Coordinates: 37°15′36″S 174°59′13″E / 37.260°S 174.987°E / -37.260; 174.987
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Platforms 2
Tracks 2
History
Opened 20 May 1875
Closed 3 October 1966

Whangarata railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk, and in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It was originally known as Wangarata.

The station was opened on 20 May 1875, and was closed on 3 October 1966.

Whangarata was a flag station, 37 mi (60 km) south of Auckland. It was on a steep gradient, 618.4 km (384.3 mi) north of Wellington, 3.17 km (1.97 mi) east of Tuakau, 4.28 km (2.66 mi) west of Pokeno and 60 m (200 ft) above sea level.

A deviation in 1914 allowed for an easier curve and gradient.


Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Tuakau
Line open, station closed
  North Island Main Trunk
New Zealand Railways Department
  Pokeno
Line open, station closed
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