Onehunga Trains Not Far Away


Trains will be testing the new Onehunga train line in a few weeks in preparation for the opening of the line mid-September.

Here is the tidy up work going on today:

See also photos of
Te Papapa
Penrose’s Onehunga Platforms
More of Onehunga




  1. Roger says:

    I hear the first official train is going to be led by a steam engine, how good is that! I wonder is the buffer needs to be moved to the end of the rails to leave enough room?

  2. karl says:

    The buffer is intended to eventually be moved when they re-jig the station for three-car trains in 2-3 years.

  3. Ian M says:

    By then they may have extended the platform:p

  4. Aaron says:

    I wonder which engine will be used? A Railway Enthusiasts Society Ww would be great as they actually worked the line but they don’t have mainline certification.

  5. Roger says:

    I believe Bill Baker from KiwiRail is one of the drivers, I’m not sure what engines Bill is qualified on.

  6. William M says:

    @Roger: I’m pretty sure he’s qualified on the Ww, Wa and Ja… at the very least. Fantastic character Bill is :D


Leave a Comment


XHTML: You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>