Pics: Onehunga Close Up


Here is how Onehunga railway train station platforms are looking today close up .

It’s exactly nine weeks from when commuter trains will be be leaving these platforms.

A plan of the area is here along with the backgrounder to the issues.




  1. Carl says:

    Jon - is the station that was deemed “2short”?

    Sad to see its tiny sheds to stand under yet again. Considering Auckland has a massive annual rainfall, lots more than other bigger cities, it still amazes me shelters are made so bloody tiny =(

    why are people afraid of building Glass Structures that first allow light in and secondly keep out the rain?

  2. rtc says:

    I think it’s a gret looking little station and it’ll be great to see it back in use in under 2 months! I hope to see ARTA’s underestimation of its popularity blown out of the water..

    The shelter will have a glass back but there’s always the risk of vandalism if too much glass is used.

  3. William M says:

    I don’t think it’s ARTA’s fault as much as the fault of the owners of NZR when this land where the apartments lie now was sold off. A poor lack of judgement and vision.

  4. karl says:

    From 2 of the 3 posts so far it is rather obvious: despite it being clear by now that the station can be extended rather easily once the three-car sets come into operation, and despite it being shorter for good reasons in the interim, everyone will forever talk about this station being too short, even though it isn’t.

  5. patrick says:

    It looks like it will be finished before 18th September

  6. Jon C says:

    @Patrick Construction will be finished in a few weeks but it doesn’t open until Sept because KiwiRail has to finish track work and testing.
    There will be buses replacing some Western services in the last weekend of August so that KiwiRail complete that signal commissioning work on the new Onehunga Line, and also do further signalling improvement works at Newmarket.

  7. Steve W says:

    Is the opening date Sept 20(If my calculations are correct) or is this the date of the official opening?

  8. Jon C says:

    @ Steve W Commuter trains run from Monday Sept 20.
    The 19th had been suggested as the official opening.

  9. Geoff says:

    There will also be Veolia trains running up and down the line during August and September for crew familiarization of tracks, stations and signalling.

  10. karl says:

    Crews were out along the branch line last weekend, breaking up the concrete on some of the level crossings. Likely to upgrade them to modern standards.

  11. George D says:

    why are people afraid of building Glass Structures that first allow light in and secondly keep out the rain?

    Glass gets smashed, plastic scratched into something awful.

    Sigh, vandals.


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