Penrose II Gets Covered


The Onehunga line stops - Penrose II and Te Papapa are getting their ‘street furniture’ installed.

This means the platforms are near completion and on deadline to be finished in the next few weeks.

The Onehunga line itself doesn’t start operation until Monday September 20.

Penrose II is on the right of this photo showing the distance from the present railway station.

Penrose's Onehunga platform is on the far right of the picture

There are stairs to the platform from further down Penrose Rd towards Mt Smart Rd. This will be convenient for people who attended Warriors, BDO or other events at the stadium.

Entrance to new Penrose platform near Mount Smart Road

The Penrose II railway shelter gets constructed

Work at the corner of Mt Smart and Penrose Rds

Te Papapa’s station is around Captain Springs Rd:

Te Papapa's train platform being constructed




  1. Ian M says:

    I drove past the site the other day, is looking good apart from all the tagging-what a shame as usual

  2. Carl says:

    please tell me that they are going to come up with a better name than Penrose 2? they should actually run a competition for school kids around the area, to come up with the best name and then actually use it.

    as for the tagging, such a shame, but what did the expect.

    not as bad as style wars though…

  3. rtc says:

    Penrose II is what Jon C is calling it, officially it’s Penrose AFAIK.

  4. Jon C says:

    @rtc It may be a working title but it is what has been appearing in ARC documentation

  5. Carl says:


    I really think its time to actually rename some stops, and actually make them interesting, instead of having just the suburb name or something, make them interesting….

  6. Jimmy says:

    Funny, I would have thought it was Penrose - Platform 3. Kind of like Papakuras’ Platform 3.

  7. Marty UK says:

    I can’t believe that this has been tagged all over already… could have at least been something artistic.

    Anyway, I can’t wait for the day that this mini line is so busy with trains to Auckland Int. that it needs double tracking (pipe dreams I know but here’s hoping I see this before I die).

    Dreaming aside, are there any plans to electrify this line or will it remain DMU only?

  8. Simon says:

    It is part of the electrification plans. In Japan, places that have two stations (for example maybe a state and a private line station)in the same vicinity like Penrose just have the same name except for maybe adding the rail network name in front. They don`t change the name of the actual station itself. To me both are part of the same station - I`d just call them both Penrose with maybe Penrose Platform 3 for the new part. If they`re both Penrose, then passengers know they are both the same area and can be used to transfer between Southern and Onehunga lines.

  9. rtc says:

    AFAIK = as far as I know


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