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Encyclopedia > Wellington Railway Station
Wellington Railway Station at night
Wellington Railway Station at night

Wellington Railway Station is the southern terminus of New Zealand's North Island Main Trunk railway. Image File history File links WellingtonRailwayStation_14May2003_JChristianson. ... Image File history File links WellingtonRailwayStation_14May2003_JChristianson. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... The NIMT is the railway line connecting Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ...

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History

When completed in 1937, it was New Zealand’s largest building. The land upon which it is built is reclaimed, and it was the first major New Zealand structure to incorporate a significant measure of earthquake resistance. It was constructed by Fletcher Building, and was one of that company's first major construction projects. It was designed by New Zealander W. Gray Young, famous for his neo-Georgian styles. 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fletcher Building Limited is currently New Zealands second largest listed company, after Telecom New Zealand, with a market capitalisation of over 4. ... Knox College, Otago W. Gray Young was a notable New Zealand architect in the early 20th century, designing buildings such as Knox College (Dunedin), Turnbull House and Elliott House (both Wellington). ...


When it opened, Wellington's two former stations closed: Lambton, built by New Zealand Government Railways to serve the Wairarapa line; and Thorndon, built by the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company to serve what became the North Island Main Trunk. Wairarapa (often known as The Wairarapa) is a geographical region of New Zealand. ... The Wellington and Manawatu Railway (WMR) was a railway between Thorndon in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, and Longburn, near the town of Palmerston North, in the Manawatu. ... The NIMT is the railway line connecting Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ...


It has a steel frame encased in reinforced concrete and supported on groups of reinforced concrete piles. Bricks used for the outer cladding are of a special design, with slots to accommodate vertical rods reinforcing the brickwork and binding it to the structural members. It required 1.75 million bricks, plus 1500 tonnes of decorative granite and marble.


Occupants

It was built to accommodate the head office of the New Zealand Railways Department and was the head office of its successors, the New Zealand Railways Corporation, New Zealand Rail Ltd and Tranz Rail, until the latter moved to Takapuna, Auckland. ONTRACK, the government's rail infrastructure owner, occupies the east wing with Toll New Zealand, and Victoria University of Wellington occupies the west wing. The New Zealand Railways Department, or NZGR (New Zealand Government Railways), often known as the Railways, was a government department charged with owning and maintaining New Zealands rail infrastructure. ... The New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC), trading as ONTRACK, is a State-Owned Enterprise charged with owning and maintaining New Zealands rail infrastructure. ... Toll NZ Limited (Tranz Rail Holdings Limited until May 2004) is the parent company of New Zealands principal railways operator. ... Toll NZ Limited (Tranz Rail Holdings Limited until May 2004) is the parent company of New Zealands principal railways operator. ... Takapuna or Takapuna Beach as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... OnTrack is a Syracuse, New York commuter train line. ... Toll NZ Limited (Tranz Rail Holdings Limited until May 2004) is the parent company of New Zealands principal railways operator. ... Victoria Universitys Kelburn Campus. ...


On 4 December 2006 the New World Railway Metro supermarket opened on the ground floor. This coincides with considerable renovation of the station's interior and exterior, and the closure of the Railway Kiosk and the American Hotdog vendor. December 4th redirects here. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... New World is a New Zealand supermarket chain and is part of the Foodstuffs cooperative. ...


Services

The station copes with large daily passenger numbers with very little alteration having proved necessary. In its first year, 7,600 passengers made 15,200 trips on 140 trains daily. Today, 22,000 passengers make 44,000 trips on 390 trains, excluding long-distance services.


It is used by:

The adjacent bus station is served by nearly all Wellington bus routes. Tranz Metro is the commuter rail system of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. ... Toll NZ, properly Toll Consolidated NZ Ltd (NZX: TRH), is New Zealands largest transport company in terms of annual revenue and size. ... The Overlander hauled by an EF class electric locomotive near Waiouru The Overlander is a long-distance rail passenger service between Auckland and Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Capital Connection is a long-distance commuter passenger service between Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand. ... Toll Shipping, is a division of Toll Holdings. ... Intercity logo Newmans Coach Lines logo Intercity Group (NZ) Limited is a privately owned passenger transport and tourism company and operates New Zealands largest coach transportation network. ...

  ONTRACK  
Previous station   Tranz Metro   Next station
toward Johnsonville
  Johnsonville Line   Terminus
toward Melling
  Melling Line  
  Hutt Valley Line  
  Paraparaumu Line  
toward Masterton
  Wairarapa Line  
Previous station   Tranz Scenic   Next station
Paraparaumu
  The Overlander   Terminus
Paraparaumu
toward Palmerston North
  Capital Connection  

The North Island Main Trunk line (NIMT) connects Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Palmerston North (Māori: ) is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Paraparaumu Airport Paraparaumu is a town in the south-western North Island of New Zealand. ... Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... The North Island Main Trunk line (NIMT) connects Auckland and Wellington, the two major cities of New Zealands North Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Britomart Transport Centre is the Auckland, New Zealand, CBD transport hub, combining a bus interchange, railway station, and Edwardian former post office building in an expansive post-modernist architectural melange, with the main ferry terminal just across Quay Street. ... Middlemore Railway Station is located on the Southern Lines of the Auckland Railway Network. ... Papakura Railway Station is on the Eastern and Southern Lines of the Auckland railway network. ... Pukekohe is a town in the Franklin district of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Hamilton (Kirikiriroa in Māori) is the centre of New Zealands fourth largest urban area, and is the countrys seventh largest city. ... Otorohanga is a north King Country town at the southern end of the Waikato region in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Te Kuiti viewed from the south-west as SH3 climbs out of the town. ... Taumarunui 38°53. ... National Park is a small town on the central plateau of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Ohakune is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Marton is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of New Zealands North Island. ... Feilding is a town in the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Palmerston North (Māori: ) is the main city of the Manawatu-Wanganui region of the North Island of New Zealand. ... Levin is a town in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Paraparaumu Airport Paraparaumu is a town in the south-western North Island of New Zealand. ... Porirua is a city in New Zealand, 20 km north of Wellington. ... For other uses, see Wellington (disambiguation). ... The New Zealand Railways Corporation (NZRC), trading as ONTRACK, is a State-Owned Enterprise charged with owning and maintaining New Zealands rail infrastructure. ... Tranz Metro is the commuter rail system of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. ... Crofton Downs railway station is a station on Wellingtons Johnsonville Branch. ... The Johnsonville branch line in Wellington, New Zealand runs from Wellington to the northern suburb of Johnsonville. ... Kaiwharawhara Railway Station is on the suburban rail network of Wellington, New Zealand, served by Hutt Valley Line, Paraparaumu Line, and Melling Line trains. ... The Melling Branch is a branch line railway in the Hutt Valley, north of Wellington, New Zealand. ... The Hutt Valley Line, incorporating the former Hutt Valley Branch, is a section of the Wairarapa Line railway from Wellington to the Wairarapa by way of the Hutt Valley in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ... The Paraparaumu Line is the name given to the electrified southern portion of the North Island Main Trunk Railway between New Zealands capital city, Wellington, and Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast. ... Petone Railway Station is on the suburban rail network of Wellington, New Zealand. ... Masterton railway station Masterton railway station is a single-platform, urban railway station serving the town of Masterton in the Wairarapa district of New Zealand. ... The Wairarapa line is a section of secondary railway line in the south-east of the North Island of New Zealand, connecting the capital city Wellington with the Wairarapa region. ... Toll NZ, properly Toll Consolidated NZ Ltd (NZX: TRH), is New Zealands largest transport company in terms of annual revenue and size. ... Britomart Transport Centre is the Auckland, New Zealand, CBD transport hub, combining a bus interchange, railway station, and Edwardian former post office building in an expansive post-modernist architectural melange, with the main ferry terminal just across Quay Street. ... The Overlander hauled by an EF class electric locomotive near Waiouru The Overlander is a long-distance rail passenger service between Auckland and Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Capital Connection is a long-distance commuter passenger service between Palmerston North and Wellington in New Zealand. ...

See also

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Coordinates: 41°16′43″S, 174°46′51″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... The Wikimedia Commons (also called Wikicommons) is a repository of free content images, sound and other multimedia files. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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