Kōrero: Railways

Christchurch railway station (2 o 4)

Christchurch railway station

Christchurch railway station was opened on 1 November 1960 by Michael Moohan, the minister of railways. The Second World War had delayed construction. Even though the architect’s drawings were published in 1938 with the department of railways’ annual report, work did not begin until 1953. However, by 1960 the railways were in serious decline, and the station was never used to its full potential. The station building was damaged in the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, and was demolished in 2012.

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Reference: PhotoCD 10, IMG0041

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Stations and refreshment rooms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/21408/christchurch-railway-station (accessed 24 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Neill Atkinson, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016