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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May 1, 1937)

Wellington New Station

Wellington New Station.

This issue of the “New Zealand Railways Magazine” has been specially enlarged, both in size and circulation, to carry the story of the Wellington New Station which is to be opened officially on the 19th of next month.

An endeavour has been made in these pages to give some idea of the magnitude of the work involved both in planning and building this huge central depot of the Dominion's railways, so that, when the official opening takes place, there may be in the hands of our readers a dependable reference work, with technical articles written by some of the officers directly concerned in the respective sections of the structure.

Those firms which took a leading part as contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers of material and furnishing for the building, are very fully represented in the advertising pages of this issue. How well their work has been done the station itself reveals. All that the existence of this central depot of Dominion transport means in the future development of the country will not be realised until the whole of the work, including the electrification and duplication of lines involved in the terminal improvements of Wellington, has been completed.