Mt Albert Train Station

Mount Albert History Walk

Mt Albert Train Station

Auckland 0627, New Zealand

Created By: Auckland Council


Mt Albert Station was opened in 1880, but the original building was destroyed by fire in 1909. Due to the status of Mount Albert as the junction for the ballast branch line, it was home to a goods yard and a 30-lever signal box, both of which survived until 1966 when the line was upgraded from single track to double. The signal box is now at MOTAT, while the site of the goods yard is now covered by the housing on the north-western side of the station. Mt Albert station was entirely revamped for electrification in 2013, including the construction of a large modern footbridge towards Carrington Road, and a later footbridge link to New North Road. There was an intention to turn the carpark into a ‘town square’, but this did not happen.

Before the revamp, the station attracted a lot of graffiti and vandalism. A railway historian claimed in 2004 that the fences at the Avondale end have “been broken down many times over the years by passengers wishing to gain easier and safer access” than the “unsavoury” subway – by walking across the tracks! This is not recommended.

Walk north up the footbridge to Carrington Road and then turn right. Cross Carrington Road at New North Road and continue north along New North Road.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Mount Albert History Walk


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