Video , Photos – Grafton Train Station’s First Commuter Train
The first commuter train to use the Grafton station rolled into the new platforms at 7.48am this morning.
The Western-Line train was city bound.
This marks the start of the use of Auckland’s newest rail station – and the end of nearby Boston Road.
Here’s a video of the first commuter train to stop and leave Grafton:
About 20 minutes, later, the first West-bound train arrived at the shiny new Park Road station.
The station still smells fresh!
BTW,I still love these murals!
Also today marked :
- The use of the new Western Line duplication stretch in the Khyber Pass area. The last stretch between Avondale and Titirangi Road will be done at Queen’s Birthday weekend.
- A new amended train timetable for the Western Line , which allows for extra minutes at Newmarket station and changes the location of the weeknight peaktime express to new Lynn from Newmarket to Grafton
- Buses stopping outside the Park Road station. This means additional bus services will take advantage of the Central Connector by using the Grafton Bridge route. As a result, there will be some bus stop changes if you catch the bus from the Symonds Street overbridge.
A great historic day for Auckland transport! Welcome Grafton to the transport network.
SPECIAL GRAFTON STATION OPENING COVERAGE