There is a new transport link to Parnell and nearby universities following the official opening of Parnell Train Station.
The station on Cheshire Street provides access to Parnell and will later link to the Auckland Domain, the University of Auckland and AUT.
Auckland Transport chairman Dr Lester Levy said the new $12 million station will become a vital link for students and local residents:
“We are well aware of the needs of the area and we took the attitude that it was vital to get even limited services stopping here as soon as possible.
“We’ve had great support from KiwiRail and the Parnell and university communities to get the station up and running.”
To begin with all Southern Line trains will stop at Parnell, with Western Line trains stopping at the station on weekday evenings and during the weekends.
The station currently has platforms, shelters, ticket and AT HOP card readers and an underpass to link the platforms.
When stage one is complete later this year the station will be equipped with electronic gates, CCTV, improved access, mobility parking and upgraded connections to Cheshire Street and Nicholls Lane.
Exterior refurbishment of the heritage former Newmarket Station building will also be completed by KiwiRail.
When the station is complete and receiving full services, up to 2,000 passengers a day are expected to use the station every morning to head to the universities.
For more information visit the AT website.