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i . i i OTHERS MAY FOLLOW SOON. I RAILWAY DEPARTMENT BUSY. | ! IMPROVING SUBURBAN SECTION. Xothing that the Railway Depart- J ment has done ill Auckland for a long , ■time can equal the scope of its activi-| ties just now. Besides the work on the : , new outlet, which is being handled by ! the Public Works Department, three new j stations are to be built in the other i suburban area. _ | The first of the projected stations will he between Papatoetoe and Wiri, near the Pulii Nui Road crossing, 13J miles from the city. At present tbe Depart- | ment is providing a small station buildin.; and platform, with footbridge access, nnd a small local siding, a goods ■ shed and a loading bank. Puhi Xvi ! Road is to be diverted, and will cross the line by an overbridge north of the j crossing. ' When Cue whole scheme is j finished, it ia expected that the cost will amount to between .six and seven thousand pounds. The main part of the cost I is represented in the overbridge, which will .be of concrete. The station is being laid out with a I view to doubling the line in a few years' j time. Work was commenced just after | Easter, and it is expected that trains j will be stopping at the new station in j about six weeks or two months. All the additional land required htti been j given by landowners in the -licinity, anil a cash contribution ha? been paid into! the Department. "Cambria Park" or "Cambria." has been suggested as the name for tlie new station. Between Takinini and Papakura. on I the southern line, a station is to be j erected in the vicinity of the old Glennra Park stud farm, 18 miles from Auckland. It will lie similar in type to the station Int Cambria Park; but. as. no through ! road will have to be formed or an ovcr--1 head bridge 'built, the cost is not expected to exceed £3000. Arrangements are now being made for the transfer of the land and the dedication of the road approach, after which the work will be Both the Cambria and Glenora staI tions are being built by the Department "on the understanding that the interested land-owners contribute, roughly, 20 per I cent of the capital cost, in addition to giving the required land. - Homai stal tion'was built on this basis in accordance witli tlie policy recently laid down ,by the Minister, except that the cash I contribution is smnller; nnd it is exj pected that an application will be made J for a station between Manurewa and | Takinini on the same terms. It is possible that applications will be made for stations in several positions where the gaps arc now two miles or so, and ultimately, between Penrose and Papakura. there will be stopping places for passengers at intervals of approximately one mile. On the Northern line the intervals range about two miles; and the gap of I four miles between Henderson and Svvan- | son is to be broken by a mid-way sta.tion at Metcalfe's Road, 13J miles" from j the city. This station was unsuccessI fully applied for five years ago. but was : granted last year, when a renewed application was presented. The preliminary | work has been commenced and the station should be erected this year.

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THREE NEW STATIONS., Auckland Star, Volume LVI, Issue 103, 4 May 1925

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THREE NEW STATIONS. Auckland Star, Volume LVI, Issue 103, 4 May 1925