Williamsdene Central railway station

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Williamsdene Central
Commuter/Inter-city station station
Christchurch railway station, 1960.jpg
Williamsdene Central Station, 1960.
General information
Location Kingsway
Williamsdene, BEAU
Coordinates -49°25'3.54"S, -143°26'30.1194"W
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Owned by New Ingerland Railways
Platforms 4 × terminating
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code WDE
Electrified Yes

Williamsdene Central is a transport interchange situated in the regional city of Williamsdene, New Ingerland. The interchange services as the terminus for all BTB Commuter services, as well as the North Coast and Inter Island Sprint Rail services.


Williamsdene Central first opened as a railway station in 1932. A timber-built station located to the west of Beatrice Street served as the temporary station until the completion of the current brick and concrete building in 1938. Provision was made in the original design for two additional platforms, but even well in to the XXI century these have not been needed.



[WDE] Williamsdene Central station platforms
Stop Platform Line Stopping pattern Destination Notes
WDE01 1  North Coast Sprint  Limited stops. Booked passengers only Port Frederick Weekdays
Limited stops. Booked passengers only Goodwood Weekdays
 Inter Island Sprint  Limited stops. Booked passengers only Lunenborough Tue, Thu, Sat
Limited stops. Booked passengers only Kingsbury Central Mon, Wed, Fri
WDE02 2  BTB Goodwood Line  All stations Goodwood Every 60 minutes weekdays, 120 minutes off-peak
 BTB Whakamarino Line  All stations Whakamarino Every 60 minutes weekdays, 120 minutes off-peak
WDE03 3  BTB Goodwood Line  Limited, Express Goodwood 3× Daily
 BTB Whakamarino Line  Limited, Express Whakamarino 3× Daily
 BTB Waihou Line  Limited, Express Waihou 2× Daily
WDE04 4  BTB Waihou Line  All stations Waihou Every 60 minutes weekdays, 120 minutes off-peak

BTB Commuter

BTB Commuter operate three services from the interchange; and the station is the busiest on the network. Commuter services operate from platforms 2-4.

Sprint Rail

Sprint Rail, the national rail passenger service, operate two services from the station; the daily North Coast Sprint, which continues on to Goodwood; and the three-day per week Inter Island Sprint, which continues to Lunenborough via the Inter Island Ferry. All Sprint services run from platform 1 only.





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