Naenae Weekday Trains

For a short period in the 1940s Naenae was a terminal station for commuter services.This page documents the Naenae commuter timetable for that period.

Background   Observations   Signalling   Running Times   Number of Trains   Up Timetable   Down Timetable


Background

On 7 January 1946 the Hutt Branch was extended from Waterloo to Naenae as a single track. This section was duplicated on 14 April 1947, the same date a single line reached Taita.

Electric trains to Taita began running on 12 October 1953 and on 28 February 1954 diesel hauled Upper Hutt trains were diverted to the new line, which by now was connected between Taita and Haywards (Manor Park). Electrified services to Upper Hutt began on 24 July 1955. EMUs were used, supplemented during peak periods by ordinary trains hauled by electric locomotives. In the 1970s the electric locomotives were replaced by diesel locomotives and finally on 4 November 1982 all carriage trains were replaced by EMUs.



Observations

Between 1946 and 1953 Naenae was the junction of the double and single line. In the 1947 Working Timetable crossings are shown at Naenae.

In 1946 the Monday - Friday timetable consisted of a small number of trains during the morning and evening peaks. On Saturdays, there was also a group of trains in the middle of the day.



Signalling And Trackwork

Over the past twenty years the trackwork at Naenae has been substantially reduced. Today there are no track structures at Naenae. See my Hutt Valley Signalling History page for details.


Running Times

Wellington - Naenae (minutes)

1946 1947 1995
(note 1)  31 25
  1. I do not have the journey times for 1946.
  2. 1947 time from Working Timetable.
  3. 1995 time from public timetable.
  4. There was some variation between trains, particularly in the 1940s, so the times should be taken as a guide only.


Number Of Trains

Wellington - Naenae
Number of trains daily, Monday - Saturday.

  1946 1947 1995
Monday-Friday 8 27 41 (1)
Saturday 10 23 37
       
Terminate at Naenae (2) 8 2 0
  1. Excludes "Express" trains which do not stop at Naenae. Excludes Friday only trains.
  2. Monday - Friday

Naenae - Wellington
Number of trains daily, Monday -Saturday.

  1946 1947 1995
Monday-Friday 10 26 42 (1)
Saturday 11 23 37
       
Originate from Naenae (2) 10 2 0
  1. Excludes "Express" trains which do not stop at Naenae. Excludes Friday only trains.
  2. Monday - Friday


Up Trains (Wellington - Naenae)

I have used the following codes:

S Saturday
U Not Saturday
T Terminates at Taita

Up Trains - Monday to Saturday

The times given are when the trains arrive at or pass Naenae.

1946 1947
  01:01TS
06:16 06:12T
  06:25TUE
06:56 06:45T
  6:51UE
07:41U 07:22T
  07:49TU
08:06S 07:59TS
  08:51T
  09:51T
  10:51T
11:27S 11:51T
12:19S 12:23T
12:53S 12:52T
13:43S 13:51T
  14:51T
  15:53T
  16:36T
17:16U 17:20T
17:40U 17:33U
17:51 17:42TU
  17:50TU
  17:52TS
18:12 18:13T
18:41  
  18:44T
  19:51T
  21:03T
  21:53TU
  22:51T
  23:31T
  1. All trains terminate at Naenae unless otherwise specified.
  2. All trains run Monday - Saturday unless otherwise specified.
  3. 1946 data is from the public timetable for 7 Jan 1946 - the opening day of line to Naenae.
  4. 1947 data is from the WTT for 20 July 1947 - the line to Taita opened on 14 April 1947.
  5. the times are the arrival times for trains which terminate at Naenae. For trains which continue to Naenae the times are the departure times from Naenae.
  6. The 1946 public timetable lists departure times from Wellington. I have estimated the Naenae times by adding 31 minutes, which is the typical running time in the 1947 WTT. Note that there is some variation in running times.


Down Trains (Naenae - Wellington)

I have used the following codes:

S Saturday
U Not Saturday
T Originate from Taita

Down Trains - Monday to Saturday

The times given are when the trains depart from or pass Naenae.

1946 1947
  01:31TS
06:45 06:45T
07:04U 07:06TU
  07:11U
07:15 07:16T
07:47 07:49T
08:14 08:16TU
  08:26TS
  09:21T
  10:21T
  11:21T
12:01S  
12:38S 12:21T
  12:51TS
13:21S 13:21T
14:10S 14:21T
  15:21T
  16:34T
  17:08T
17:59U 17:55U
  18:08TU
18:25 18:36T
18:47 18:42TU
19:00U 19:01T
19:09 19:11T
  20:31T
  21:31T
  22:21TU
  23:21T
  23:56T
  1. All trains originate from Naenae unless otherwise specified.
  2. All trains run Monday - Saturday unless otherwise specified.
  3. The 1946 data is from the public timetable for 7 Jan 1946 - the opening day of line to Naenae.
  4. The 1947 data is from the WTT for 20 July 1947. The line to Taita opened on 14 April 1947.
  5. Times are departure times from Naenae.


Last Updated: Friday, October 03, 2003

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