Swanson, Son Of Kingsland On Its Own Two Feet


Good to see Swanson’s overbridge all finished and opened.

It looks so much a replica of Kingsland.

The only problem is you can only get to the far platform by using the bridge - not from the area overlooking the station on that side of the tracks. Pity. I’m sure there would be people who live over that side of Swanson who would welcome easier access to the station.

Like Kingsland, it has a lift.

It’s a nice looking addition to the area, alongside the old weatherboard Avondale station, which was lovingly moved to Swanson and is now a café. Always good to find a park ‘n’ride as Waitakere stations do so well.





  1. Ingolfson says:

    It reminds me more of the Busway overbridges…

  2. nickw says:

    Similar to Sylvia Park too except these are red.

  3. DanC says:

    Looks great

  4. Andrew says:

    Looks a lot like Middlemore, without the hospital.

  5. joust says:

    lol @Andrew.

    Good to see good common design themes at each station while not being identical. Will enhance the whole network when new trains arrive in a few years.

  6. Jimmy says:

    It’s good to see they’ve used something different for the bridge and barriers. It’s a lot better than the generic concrete bridge and steel hand-rails they have at all the other stations.


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