Tironui railway station

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Tironui railway station
Tironui in 1950.jpg
Tironui in 1950 - the station was a large shelter shed
General information
LocationNew Zealand
Coordinates 37°03′16″S174°56′15″E / 37.054318°S 174.937602°E / -37.054318; 174.937602
Elevation16 m (52 ft)
Line(s) North Island Main Trunk
Distance Wellington 648.95 km (403.24 mi)
TracksDoubled 29 March 1931
History
Opened10 May 1926
Closed13 August 1983
Electrified25 kV AC from 15 January 2015
Services
Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Takanini
Line open,
station open
1.93 km (1.20 mi)
  North Island Main Trunk
KiwiRail
  Papakura
Line open,
station open
1.69 km (1.05 mi)

Tironui railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand, south of Auckland between Takanini railway station and Papakura railway station. [1] [2] It had a station building and a 92 m (302 ft) long, 42 cm (17 in) high platform. [3] Electric light was added in 1933. [4] According to Scoble, it was opened on 10 May 1926 and closed on 13 August 1983. [5]

The opening of the station added 2 minutes to the schedules of Auckland-Papakura trains. [6] Puhinui, Homai and Te Mahia all opened at about the same time as Tironui, to cater for the expansion of Auckland's southern suburbs. [7]

The railway through Tironui was opened on 20 May 1875, as part of the Auckland and Mercer Railway, built by Brogden & Co, [8] who extended it from Penrose. [9] Duplication of the tracks between Papatoetoe and Papakura, through Tironui, started in 1929 as an employment relief scheme [10] and was completed on 29 March 1931. [3] It was electrified in 2015. [11]

The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage gives a translation of "expansive view" for Tironui. [12]

In 2015 Auckland Transport agreed to investigation of a potential station site at Tironui, which could be opened if growth requires it. [13] Other potential new rail stations looked at were Paerata, Drury and Drury West. [14]

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