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Remuera Railway Station viewed from Southern Motorway
Remuera Railway Station viewed from Southern Motorway 1973. Courtesy Les Downey (photographer), Walsh Memorial Library, Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

The Remuera Railway Station is a rare example of an 'island' layout in situ, with a signal box in original condition.

The Remuera Railway Station is New Zealand’s finest remaining example of an island station. The signal box is one of only two in New Zealand remaining unmodified and in situ. The buildings are listed on Auckland Council’s Historic Heritage List No.1684 as Category A and Heritage New Zealand’s New Zealand Heritage List No. 634 Category 1.

The Remuera Station building is essentially a gabled rectangular structure with verandas on both track elevations. The building is timber framed and clad with rusticated weatherboards. The roof is Marseille tile with distinctive cresting and two brick chimneys and pots. There are decorative finials at either end. The verandas have corrugated iron roofs supported by decorative cast-iron brackets. Each track elevation has a symmetrical arrangement of doors and windows.

Remuera Station Signal Box. Brian Cairns Photographer 19 May 2009. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections.
Northbound side of Remuera Station.

The interior, as yet unrestored, has many heritage features of a working twentieth-century railway station, with pressed ceilings and central rosettes, 4 x fireplaces, porters’ bench, and equipment, such as a ticket dispenser and a Tyler Train Tablet. The Signal Box has its original fittings, including levers, switches and light box.

Tyler Train Tablet.
Remuera Railway Station Signal Box with levers & light box.
Waiting Room with fireplace. Open Day 25 September 2016. NZ Rail

The interior of the station has not been open to the public for nearly 50 years.

Can you help?

We are actively seeking new trustees, ‘friends’, volunteers and sponsors to build a new community of support around the Station.