- Renall Street Railway Station
image_caption=Renall Street railway station.
address=Renall Street, Masterton
tracks=Main line (1)
zone=14 [cite web |url=http://www.metlink.org.nz/story21116.php? |title=Text description of fare zone boundaries |accessdate=2007-11-27 |accessmonthday= |accessdaymonth= |accessyear= |author=Metlink |last= |first= |authorlink=Public transport in Wellington |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=Greater Wellington Regional Council |pages= |language= |doi= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ]
former=Upper Plains crossing
Renall Street railway station is an urban, single platform railway station located on – as its name would suggest – Renall Street in the
Wairarapatown of Mastertonin New Zealand’s North Island. Renall Street is one of three railway stations in the town of Masterton, the others being Masterton and Solway.
As part of the Wairarapa station upgrade program to prepare stations for use with the new SW-class fleet of passenger carriages, this station was closed from
14 May 2007until early July 2007. [cite news |first=Matt |last=Radley |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=New Metlink Wairarapa train and Wairarapa station improvements |url=http://www.gw.govt.nz/story22174.cfm? |work= |publisher=Greater Wellington Regional Council |date= 2007-05-14|accessdate=2007-10-29 ] [cite news |first=Matt |last=Radley |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=More new carriages introduced on Wairarapa line |url=http://www.gw.govt.nz/story22761.cfm? |work= |publisher=Greater Wellington |date= 2007-06-14|accessdate=2007-10-29 ]
As the construction of the
Wairarapa Lineprogressed in 1880, the rails finally reached the “Upper Plains crossing” in late August 1880. On 28 August, a special train conveyed members of parliament and their families from Wellington to the “Upper Plains crossing” where some picnicked, while others were taken by coach into town to refresh themselves at a hotel.
In 1936, Renall Street became a stopping place for railcars – coinciding with the introduction of the Wairarapa railcars – in the then southern suburbs of Masterton. Despite strong public support, it was not until 1937 that a shelter and platform were provided at the Upper Plains crossing. The station also had several private sidings serving oil companies and other industrial interests. These sidings have since been removed.
No services connect directly with Renall Street station, however a nearby bus stop allows passengers to connect with bus Route 201 (Masterton West), which can provide access to the town centre.
* Passenger service timetables from [http://www.metlink.org.nz/section10.php Metlink] and [http://www.tranzmetro.co.nz/ Tranz Metro] .
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