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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Auckland Transport is developing a new station at Parnell adjacent to the Mainline Steam workshops to the east of the Auckland Domain, and near Cheshire Street, Parnell.

Project Extent:
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The development area will be referred to as the Mainline Steam site.
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The station will service and integrate both the residential and commercial Parnell communities and surrounding areas of interest. These include primary or secondary connections:

through Carlaw Park development site to the university
to lower Parnell
up to the heart of Parnell Village via Akaroa Street
through Ngahere Terrace to upper village
to Domain from adjacent residential neighbourhood
to the Domain and Museum
from Cracroft Street to the Domain and Auckland Museum
down Heather Street to Stanley Street

The total cost of the project is set at $19.2 million.

Features:

Stage 1 – Enabling Works

Stage 1 will involve enabling works to be undertaken in the 2011/12 Christmas period, when train services will be stopped. The enabling works are required to facilitate the future station construction. These works include:
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Earthworks to lower the track in order to achieve the appropriate grade for station platforms;
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Retaining structures and/or batter slopes;
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Track realignment to accommodate the station platforms.
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Relocation of the existing underpass which provides access to/from Auckland *
Domain, in order to maintain existing pedestrian access.

Stage 2 – Station Masterplan and Construction

Stage 2 will involve the development of the station masterplan and construction of the new Parnell Railway Station, and is due to be undertaken in 2013/14. These works will involve:
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The construction of two station platforms located to the northeast of the Mainline Steam building.
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Relocation of the old Newmarket Station and associated signal box to the site.
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New pedestrian connections and pathways.
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Landscaping and planting.



 

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Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr

Domain Underpass - accessed just beyond the southern end of the Mainline Steam Sheds


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr

A short walk up the hill and there you are......


Parnell Station by craigsydnz, on Flickr​
 
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What will become of the Mainline Steam buildings/tracks/carriages? Could be worth transforming into a nifty little rail/transport museum.
There was talk of turning it into a new retail complex and/or Arts Centre. The land around there is earmarked for high density residential so something good will come of the old shed ;)
 

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^^ only if you have the funds to pay for it which AT don't.

Also due to the grades up the Parnell bank I suspect that AT will want to wait for the EMUs to be in place as our current stock won't handle things as well and it also slows the timetable down having to stop so those changes can be absorbed easier.
 
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It makes sense to wait for the new electric trains. I am just impatient to see what effect the new station is going to have on the area. With the student accommodation based there and more apartments for the area I am sure that we will see some retail develop there as well.
 

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I've just stumbled onto this, as I live in Parnell, and this station will defo be a winner!
At the moment my mrs has to walk to and from Haymarket station every day, which is great for her butt, but not for her morning grumpyness ;P
Pity we'll be long gone by the time its built! - didnt even know of the Mainline Steam workshop etc - must go take a look!
 
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