Latest Photos: New Grafton Train Station - From Boston Rd End


Here is how the new Grafton train station set up looks from the Boston Rd side:

Here is how it is on the Newmarket side of Park Rd:

ALSO: Latest Photos from Park Rd




  1. max says:

    Grr. Tagged already. I assume the contractors will have to clean that up before handover, at least. Use more climbing plants / trellises, I say

    So good to see that the station will have access from both sides of Park Road AND from both sides of Khyber Pass Road. That will be SO useful.

  2. Matt L says:

    Max the walls on the actual rail corridor has just been repainted so all of the tags are gone from the walls (there was quite a few right on the station). The one you can see here can’t really be seen from the train but obviously needs to be removed.

    I just hope they put security guards on to stop any further tagging at night.

  3. Joshua says:

    Matt-L - Security Guards may improve it a little but through my experience not much, for a rather higher cost, Graffiti Guarding and a waterblaster onsite would be more useful. From Experience quick removal does work.

  4. joust says:

    Max - I haven’t seen the site in person, where is the access from the southern side of Khyber Pass? Sounds great.

  5. Ian says:

    Tag. The ultimate mark of the slum dweller.

  6. ingolfson says:

    “Max – I haven’t seen the site in person, where is the access from the southern side of Khyber Pass? Sounds great.”

    Set of stairs coming up between the platforms (just as east of park Road). There is a gap in the concrete rail of the bridge (currently filled wth plywood) that they will soon open.

    Assuming they also retain the (old) connection up the hillside to St Peters College (not sure, they may just funnel people up the set of stairs I discussed above, and then through their new sports hall site), this would probably the best-connected train-station in Auckland.

    Let’s just hope the future building / use on the corner (once they vacate the construction site) can leverage the position. I.e. not another warehouse or something that needs no PT anyway.

  7. kel says:

    I can’t figure out what this station is going to look like from these photos. As far as I can tell, it has a graffiti wall and a staircase.

    Is it going to look as big, modern and attractive as the Newmarket one?

  8. Jon C says:

    @Kel its a replacement for the Boston Rd stop so its not a major terminal. Platforms shelters for the train to make a quick stop and collect people.

  9. joust says:

    Needs signs with a list of exits, their nearby destinations and maps. Actually, that could be useful at a few other places too. [Jon C mentioned Vector Arena recently]. Its a bit disorienting for people arriving in a station they’ve never been to before not really sure where it is in relation to their destination. Its pretty normal overseas to have lots of info like that on stations.

  10. Simon says:

    Infact that`s a good point joust. In Japan at every station you have a local surrounds map and a list of famous/important places nearby.


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