Melling Railway Station


Melling Railway Station
Melling
Metlink suburban rail
Melling railway station 03.JPG
Station statistics
Address Block Road
Coordinates 41°12′13.12″S 174°54′18.94″E / 41.2036444°S 174.9052611°E / -41.2036444; 174.9052611
Lines Melling Branch
Connections Bus services
Platforms Island
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 26 May 1908
Rebuilt 1 March 1954
Electrified 1 March 1954
Owned by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Fare zone 4
Formerly Melling Settlement
Services
    ONTRACK    
Preceding station   Tranz Metro   Following station
Melling
Terminus
Melling Line
Western Hutt
toward Wellington

Melling Railway Station is the terminal station on the single track Melling Line in in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The island platform station serves the suburb of Melling. The station is served by Tranz Metro's electric multiple unit trains.

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History

The station used to be on the Hutt Valley Line section of the Wairarapa Line until 1 March 1954, when the Melling-Belmont section of the line on the western side of the Hutt Valley was closed and the through line to Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa rerouted through the centre of the valley. The truncated line to Melling was then electrified. The new station erected at the same time was about 100m closer to Wellington to avoid a level crossing at the Melling Link Road over the Hutt River.

In the 19th century, the line from Wellington to the Hutt was opened on 14 April 1874. The line past Melling to Silverstream was opened on December 1875.

The original Melling station opened on 26 May 1908. Melling was one of several stations and sidings opened in 1908 on the Hutt Valley section of line, along with Gosse and Co’s Siding, Pitcaithly's Railway Station, the Belmont Quarry Co’s Siding (not to be confused with the Belmont Railway Station), and the Silverstream Bridge Railway Station.[1]

End of the line

Services

The following Metlink bus routes serve Melling station:

  • 145: Belmont

References

  1. ^ Hoy, D.G. Rails out of the Capital (NZRLS, 1970) pp. 13,63,80

External links


Melling Station, 2007




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