Taita Weekday Trains

This page documents the Weekday commuter trains starting from, terminating at and passing Taita over the years. Information on Wairarapa passenger and all freight trains is not included.


Background

In the mid 1940s the rails were extended northward from Waterloo to serve the new housing areas of Naenae and Taita. The single line from Naenae to Taita was opened on 14 April 1947. Naenae - Taita was doubled on 22 February 1954.

The extension was continued across the river to Haywards (renamed Manor Park) and back again to Silverstream. Mainline trains were diverted to run via Waterloo and Taita from 28 February 1954.

Electrified services to Taita began on 12 October 1953 and to Upper Hutt on 24 July 1955. EMUs were used, supplemented during peak periods by ordinary trains hauled by electric locomotives. Later the electric locomotives were replaced by diesel locomotives and finally on 4 November 1982 all carriage trains were replaced by EMUs.


Signalling And Trackwork

Over the past twenty years the trackwork at Taita has been substantially reduced. See my Hutt Valley Signalling History page for details.


Running Times

From the public timetables (except for 1947, which is from the WTT). Note that there was some variation between trains, particularly those with limited stops. The times should therefore be taken as a guide only.

Wellington - Taita (minutes)

  1947 1955 1991 2001
Limited (1)   24 22 22
Stopping 36-40 32-34 31 31
  1. Limited is any train that omits stops (other than Ngauranga and Kaiwharawhara) between Wellington and Taita.The Limited times vary slightly.
  2. From 1954 to 1982 there was a slight difference between EMUs and locomotive hauled trains. I have not documented the difference here.


Number Of Trains

Wellington - Taita.
Number of trains daily, Tuesday - Thursday (excludes not Monday and Friday only trains).

  1947 1953 1954 1955 1971 1980 1986 1991 1995 2001
Limited Stops (a) 0 0 15 4 3 2 2 10 12 13
All stops to Taita 25 39 45 46 41 40 46 43 41 40
Total (c) 25 39 60 50 44 (b) 42 (b) 48 53 53 53
                     
Terminate at Taita 25 39 34 14 9 9 6 16 16 14
Friday Only 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 3 3

a. Limited is any train that omits stops (other than Ngauranga and Kaiwharawhara) between Wellington and Taita.
b. Includes a first stop Pomare train and a Not Friday train. The Pomare train is not included in the Limited total.
c. Excludes Friday only trains.


Taita - Wellington
Number of trains daily, Tuesday - Thursday (excludes not Monday and Friday only trains).

  1947 1953 1954 1955 1971 1980 1986 1991 1995 2001
Limited Stops (a) 0 0 15 5 3 3 3 11 10 12
All stops from Taita 24 40 46 44 39 38 45 42 43 41
Total (c) 24 40 61 49 42 41 (b) 48 53 53 53
                     
Originate from Taita 24 40 45 14 11 9 7 15 16 16
Friday Only 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 3 3

a. Limited is any train that omits stops (other than Ngauranga and Kaiwharawhara) between Wellington and Taita.
b. Includes an Upper Hutt train that stops Upper Hutt - Silverstream, then Woburn. This train is not included in the Limited total.
c. Excludes Friday only trains.




Up Train Timetable - Towards Upper Hutt.

(Currently excludes Wairarapa and freight trains)

I have used the following codes:

T Terminates at Taita
U Terminates at Upper Hutt
L Limited Stops between Taita and Wellington - See Stopping Patterns on the Timetable page for details. Trains that stop All Stations except Ngauranga and/or Kaiwharawhara are not classified (by me) Limited Stops.
M Not Monday
F Friday Only
E Empty
N Not Friday
P First stop Pomare. i.e. does not stop at Taita.
S Stops Woburn, Silverstream then all stations to Upper Hutt.i.e. does not stop at Taita.


Up Trains - Monday to Friday
To reduce typing I have used the following conventions: in timetables before 1955 trains terminate at Taita unless otherwise specified. From 1955 onwards I have used the opposite convention - trains terminate at Upper Hutt unless otherwise specified.

The times given are when the trains stop at or pass Taita.

1947
WTT
1953
12/10/53
1954
26/4/54
1955
24/7/55
1971
8/11/71
1980
8/6/80
1986
5/10/86
1991
1/7/91
1995
18/10/95
2001
5/6/01
    12:57 12:57 00:57 00:57 00:36M 00:36 M 00:36 M 00:36 M
    02:32 02:42T 02:07 02:12T 02:11T      
    03:47 03:52T 03:42          
    04:57   04:52 04:17 04:11      
      05:02T            
06:17 06:05 06:07 06:12 06:12 06:12 06:06 06:06 06:06 05:56
06:29E 06:32 06:35 06:20T 06:30 06:30 06:39 06:22TL 06:22TL 06:14TL
              06:39 06:39 06:32T
              06:45TL 06:45TL 06:35L
06:50             06:57 06:57 06:57
    07:05 07:04T 07:04T 07:04T 07:06 07:04T 07:04T 07:00L
  07:12 07:16UL             07:15T
07:27     07:23 07:23 07:25 07:29 07:31T 07:31T 07:35T
    07:47       07:36 07:38L 07:38L 07:38L
07:54 07:51 07:54UL 07:52T 07:53T 07:53T 07:44T 07:47T 07:47T 07:55T
08:04     08:00 08:03 08:03 07:56TL 08:03T 08:03T  
  08:16         08:06 08:08L 08:08L 08:08L
    08:32 08:32       08:15TL 08:15TL 08:15L
    08:35UL   08:29 08:31 08:36 08:36 08:36 08:36
08:56 09:07 09:05 09:05 09:05 09:07 09:06 09:06 09:06 09:06
  09:35 09:35 09:40 09:40 09:32 09:36 09:36 09:36 09:36
09:56 10:05 10:05 10:05     10:06 10:06 10:06 10:06
    10:13UL              
  10:35 10:35 10:35 10:35 10:35 10:36 10:36 10:36 10:36
10:56 11:05 11:05 11:10     11:06 11:06 11:06 11:06
    11:43UL 11:35 11:35 11:35 11:36 11:36 11:36 11:36
11:56 12:05 12:05 12:05     12:06 12:06 12:06 12:06
  12:35 12:35 12:35 12:35 12:35 12:36 12:36 12:36 12:36
    12:40UL              
12:57 13:05 13:05 13:05     13:06 13:06 13:06 13:06
  13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:35 13:36 13:36 13:36 13:36
    13:40UL              
13:56 14:05 14:05 14:05     14:06 14:06 14:06 14:06
  14:35 14:35 14:35 14:35 14:35 14:36 14:36 14:36 14:36
    14:51              
14:56 15:05 15:05 15:10 15:05 15:05 15:06 15:06 15:06 15:06
  15:35 15:35 15:35 15:35 15:35 15:36 15:36 15:36 15:36
15:58       16:05 16:05 15:56 15:56 15:56 15:56
  16:05 16:05 16:05     16:17 16:08T 16:08T 16:08T
              16:14L 16:14L 16:14L
    16:27UL 16:30T 16:31T 16:31T 16:36 16:31T 16:31T 16:31T
16:41 16:35 16:35 16:34L 16:39 16:39   16:43T 16:43T 16:43T
            16:57 16:45L 16:45L 16:45L
  17:05 17:05 17:05 17:05 17:05 17:09T 17:04T 17:04T 17:04T
    17:12UL 17:16T 17:16T 17:16T 17:16 17:08L 17:08L 17:08L
  17:24 17:22 17:18L 17:18L 17:18L   17:25T 17:25T 17:25T
17:25 17:35 17:35 17:37T 17:35T 17:35T 17:31T 17:29L 17:29L 17:29L
      17:41T (17:37P) (17:37P) 17:34L      
17:47 17:42 17:43UL 17:43L 17:42T 17:42T 17:41T 17:42T 17:42T 17:42T
        17:44L 17:44L 1749 17:44L 17:44L 17:44L
17:55 17:50 17:52 17:52 T 17:53T 17:53 T   17:59T 17:59T 18:02T
  18:05 18:05 18:07 T 18:07T 18:07 T 18:05 18:08L 18:08L 18:08L
18:18   18:10UL 18:12L 18:12L 18:19 18:21 18:23T 18:23T 18:23T
  18:22 18:22 18:22T 18:22T     18:28L 18:28L 18:28L
  18:42 18:40              
18:49   18:47UL 18:47 18:52 18:52 18:36 18:48T 18:48T 18:48T
19:56 19:05 19:05 19:05T     19:06 19:06 19:06 19:06
    19:15F              
  19:35 19:35 19:35 19:35 19:35 19:36 19:36 19:36 19:36
                   
    19:50UL              
  20:05 20:05 20:05 20:05 20:05 20:06 20:06 20:06 20:06
  20:35 20:35 20:35 20:35 20:35 20:36 20:36 20:36 20:36
21:08 21:05 21:05 21:05 21:05 21:05 21:06 21:06 21:06 21:06
    21:13UL              
  21:35 21:35 21:35            
21:58   21:45F 21:45 F 21:47 21:47 21:36 21:36 21:36 21:36
    21:50UF              
  22:05 22:05 22:05 22:12F 22:12F 22:06 22:06 F 22:06 F 22:06 F
  22:35 22:35 22:35 22:27N 22:27N 22:36 22:36 22:36 22:36
22:56 23:05 23:05 23:05 23:05 23:05   23:06 F 23:06 F 23:06 F
23:36 23:35 23:35 23:35 23:35 23:35 23:36 23:36 23:36 23:36
    23:40UL              
  00:05 00:15 00:15 00:15 00:15   00:06 F 00:06 F 00:06 F


Down Train Timetable - Towards Wellington

(Currently excludes Wairarapa and freight trains)

I have used the following codes:

T Originates at Taita
U Originates at Upper Hutt
L Limited Stops between Taita and Wellington - See Stopping Patterns on the Timetable page for details. Trains that stop All Stations except Ngauranga and/or Kaiwharawhara are not classified (by me) Limited Stops.
M Not Monday
F Friday Only
E Empty
N Not Friday
P Last stop Pomare. i.e. does not stop at Taita.
S Stops all stations Upper Hutt to Silverstream then Woburn.i.e. does not stop at Taita.


Down Trains - Monday to Friday
To reduce typing I have used the following convention: in timetables before 1955 trains originate from Taita unless otherwise specified. From 1955 onwards I have used the opposite convention - trains originate from Upper Hutt unless otherwise specified.

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

1947
WTT
1953
12/10/53
1954
26/4/54
1955
24/7/55
1971
8/11/71
1980
8/6/80
1986
5/10/86
1991
17/9/91
1995
18/10/95
2001
5/7/01
  00:10 00:20M              
    01:00 01:00M 01:00M 01:00M 00:20M      
    02:35 02:45T   02:15T 02:15T      
    03:50 03:55T 03:45T          
    05:00 05:05T 04:55T 04:58 04:54 04:48 04:48 04:48
            05:49 05:48 05:48 05:48
  06:20 06:10 06:10 06:10 06:10 06:19 06:18 06:18 06:18L
06:39 06:42 06:42 06:38T 06:30T 06:30T 06:30T 06:32T 06:32T 06:20T
              06:48L 06:48L 06:38L
    06:53U 06:55L 06:55L 06:55L 06:53L 06:52T 06:52T 06:40T
  07:00 07:00 07:00T 06:58T 06:58T 06:56T     06:58L
07:00           07:03L 07:05L 07:05L 07:05T
07:10 07:10 07:07 07:07T 07:09L 07:09L 0706T 07:08 07:11T 07:18L
        07:12T          
    07:16UL 07:17L 07:16T 0716T 07:22 07:23 07:23 07:20T
  07:20 07:20 07:20T 07:27 07:27        
    07:35 07:35T 07:32T 0732T 07:31 07:35L 07:35L  
07:43   07:45 07:45L 07:40L 07:40L 0739T 07:38T 07:38T 07:38L
  07:50L 07:53UL 07:50L ( 07:44S) (07:46S) 07:49L 07:48L 07:48L 07:45T
        07:46T O7:48T 07:51T 07:56T 07:56T 07:58L
08:10 08:10 08:10 08:10T 08:10T 0810T 08:10T 08:08T 08:08T 08:00T
  08:20 08:20UL 08:15 08:18 08:18 08:19 08:18L 08:18L 08:18L
              08:23T 08:23T 08:23T
  08:50 08:50 08:50 08:50 08:50 08:49 08:48 08:48T 08:48
    09:13UL              
09:15 09:25 09:20 09:20 09:20 09:20 09:19 09:18 09:18 09:18
    10:00 09:50 09:50 09:50 09:49 09:48 09:48 09:48
    10:13UL              
10:15 10:20 10:20 10:20 10:20 10:20 10:19 10:18 10:18 10:18
  10:50 10:50 10:50     10:49 10:48 10:48 10:48
    11:13UL              
11:15 11:20 11:20 11:20 11:20 11:20 11:19 11:18 11:18 11:18
  11:50 11:50 11:58     11:49 11:48 11:48 11:48
12:15 12:20 12:20 12:20 12:20 12:20 12:19 12:18 12:18 12:18
  12:50 12:50 12:50     12:49 12:48 12:48 12:48
    13:15UL              
13:15 13:20 13:20 13:20 13:20 13:20 13:19 13:18 13:18 13:18
  13:50 13:50 13:50     13:49 13:48 13:48 13:48
    14:15UL              
14:15 14:20 14:20 14:20 14:20 14:20 14:19 14:18 14:18 14:18
  14:50 14:50 14:50     14:49 14:48 14:48 14:48
15:15 15:20 15:20 15:20 15:20 15:20 15:19 15:18 15:18 15:18
    15:48UL              
  15:50 15:50 15:50 15:50 15:50 15:55 15:54 15:54 15:54
              16:18L 16:18L 16:18L
  16:20 16:20 16:20 16:20 16:20 16:19 16:20T 16:20T 16:20T
16:28       16:34T 16:34T   16:35TL 16:35TL 16:35TL
    16:45       16:39 16:38 16:38 16:38
  16:50 16:56U 16:55L       16:49TL 16:49TL 16:49TL
17:02       17:05 17:05 16:59 16:57L 17:01L 17:01L
      17:08T       17:07T 17:07T 17:07T
  17:20 17:20       17:19 17:24L 17:24L 17:24L
    17:37UL 17:30 17:30 17:30   17:34T 17:34T 1734T
      17:45T 17:45T 17:45T 17:39 17:46TL 17:46T 17:46T
  17:50           17:50 17:50 17:50
18:02   18:00 18:00 18:00 18:00 17:59 18:05T 18:05T 18:06T
18:30 18:20 18:20       18:14 18:21 18:21 18:21
18:36     18:30 18:36 18:36   18:35T 18:35T 18:35T
18:55 18:50 18:46UL       18:45 18:48 18:48 18:48
19:05 19:05 18:55 19:00 19:02 19:02   19:02T 19:02T 19:02T
    19:22UL              
  19:20 19:25 19:25T     19:19 19:18 19:18 19:18
  1945 19:50 19:50 19:50 19:50 19:49 19:48 19:48 19:48
20:25 2020 20:20 20:20 20:20 20:20 20:19 20:18 20:18 20:18
  2050 20:50 20:50 20:55 20:53 20:49 20:48F 20:48F 20:48F
    21:13UL              
21:25 21:20 21:20 21:20 21:25 21:25 21:19 21:18 21:18 21:18
  21:50 21:50 21:50TF 22:00 22:00 21:49 21:48F 21:48F 21:48F
    22:00 F 22:00            
    22:15              
22:15 22:20 22:25UL 22:30 22:28 22:28 22:19 22:18 22:18 22:18
  22:40 22:45              
    22:58ULF 22:50T       22:48F 22:48F 22:48F
23:15 23:10 23:15 23:20 23:10 23:10 23:19 23:18 23:18 23:18
23:50 23:40 23:45 23:50 23:50 23:50        


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