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Train Spotters Encouraged To Catch First Train Into Newest Auckland Station On Sunday

Fuseworks Media
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Cameron Brewer
Cameron Brewer

The first train into the new Grafton Station, on the corner of Khyber Pass and Park Roads, will pull in at 7.48am on Sunday morning (11 April). It will be heading city-bound on the Western Line. The first train from Britomart into the new Grafton Station will arrive at 8.07am west-bound.

Cameron Brewer, chief executive of the Newmarket Business Association, encourages people to check out the country's newest rail facilities.

"The new Grafton Station will be great for Newmarket, particularly when the huge neighbouring Lion Brewery site is redeveloped. Its completion marks the end of a two-year $154m rail network upgrade for Newmarket, including two new world-class stations.

"The Boston Road platform was a sordid little place. Moving the station across the road brings it out into the open and is closer for the likes of those who work at the hospital and on Carlton Gore Road.

"It's great to now have two modern stations in the area. We've come a long way from the previous two facilities. Catching a train to and from the Newmarket area is really now a viable option.

"This new station cements Newmarket as a first-class transport hub when you consider our new rail facilities, the dedicated bus corridor from the CBD, the Link Bus, and our SH1 motorway connections.

"The rebuilding of the Khyber Pass Road and Park Road rail bridges were lengthy and disruptive projects. We now want people to not only use our new railway stations, but try out our free-running roads. Finally after over two years of construction we're back in business. It's exciting," says Cameron Brewer.

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