- Melling Railway Station
Metlink suburban rail
Station statistics Address Block Road Coordinates 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 stationMellingTerminus Melling LineWestern Hutttoward 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.
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.
The following Metlink bus routes serve Melling station:
- 145: Belmont
- ^ Hoy, D.G. Rails out of the Capital (NZRLS, 1970) pp. 13,63,80
Stations on the Wairarapa Line Original routeTe Aro • Lambton • Kaiwarra • Ngahauranga • Petone • Lower Hutt • Melling • Belmont • Andrews • Pitcaithly's • Haywards • Silverstream Bridge • Silverstream • Heretaunga • Trentham • Wallaceville • Upper Hutt • Mangaroa • Kaitoke • Summit • Cross Creek • Pigeon Bush • Featherston • Fernside • Woodside Junction • Matarawa • Dalefield • Carterton • Clareville • Middleton • Waingawa • Solway • Renall Street • Masterton • Opaki • Kopuaranga • Mauriceville • Mangamahoe • Eketahuna • Newman • Hukanui • Mangamaire • Konini • Pahiatua • Mangatainoka • Ngawapurua • Woodville Current routeWellington • Kaiwharawhara • Ngauranga • Petone • Ava • Woburn • Waterloo • Epuni • Naenae • Wingate • Taita • Pomare • Manor Park • Silverstream • Heretaunga • Trentham • Wallaceville • Upper Hutt • Maymorn • Featherston • Fernside • Woodside • Matarawa • Dalefield • Carterton • Clareville • Middleton • Waingawa • Solway • Renall Street • Masterton • Opaki • Kopuaranga • Mauriceville • Mangamahoe • Eketahuna • Newman • Hukanui • Mangamaire • Konini • Pahiatua • Mangatainoka • Ngawapurua • Woodville Bold indicates stations at which the Wairarapa Connection stops • Italics indicates stations that have closed to passengers
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