Trains From Woburn To Wellington

This page lists the times at which a weekday commuter could catch a train from Woburn to Wellingon.





How It All Began

The Hutt Valley Branch Railway to Waterloo was officially opened by the Prime Minister, the Right Hon Mr J G Coates, on Thursday 26th May 1927. The ceremony took place at Woburn. Scheduled trains began running the next day. Several days previously the following public notices had been published in the Wellington Evening Post:

WELLINGTON - WATERLOO

The following trains, stopping where required, will run on and after Friday, 27th May:-

FOR WELLINGTON-
Waterloo dep 6.50am, 7.16, 7.54, 8.15, 10.45, 11.33 am (Sat); 12.50 pm (Sat), 1.5 (not Sat), 1.50 (Sat), 2.30, 4.46, 5.50, 6.50 and 10.55pm.

FOR WATERLOO-
Wellington dep 7.15 am, 7.35, 10.0, 12.0 noon, (not Sat), 12.11 pm (Sat), 1.10 (Sat), 1.45, 4.0, 5.10, 6.5, and 10.15pm.

For further particulars re times, also fares, see free pocket folder, obtainable at stations and Central Booking Office, Willis street, on 23rd.


Public notice Evening Post 21 May 1927
OPENING OF NEW HUTT VALLEY LINE TO WATERLOO STATION

The official opening of the new Hutt Valley Railway Line to Waterloo Station will take place at Woburn on THURSDAY 26th inst. For the convenience of persons desiring to witness the function, a special train will leave Wellington at 2.0p.m. and run to Woburn and Waterloo. Return Special will leave Waterloo at 4.25 pm, arriving Wellington 4.56pm. The full timetable over this section of the line commences on FRIDAY, 27th inst.

Public notice Evening Post 24 May 1927




Trains To Wellington

The times at which a weekday commuter could catch a train from Woburn to Wellington are listed below. Note that the following dates are significant:

  • 26 May 1927 Branch to Waterloo opened.
  • 12 Oct 1953 Electric services to Taita.
  • 24 July 1955 Upper Hutt services re-routed via Taita.
  • 26 Nov 1988 Waterloo Interchange opened. Wainuiomata passengers transfer from bus to train at Waterloo rather than Woburn.
  • 5 March 1989 Cityline intoduces a new train timetable with Express services (non-stop Waterloo - Wellington).
  • 4 Sept 2006 GWRC takes over responsibility for rail timetables. Timetable unchanged.

1928

1937

1946

1953

1955

1971

1980

1987

1991

2006

Mon-Sat

Mon-Sat

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

Mon-Fri

WTT

WTT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Public TT

Steam

Steam

Steam

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

Electric

07:01

00:04TF

00:02TS

00:31TF

00:28S

00:22TF

13:12TF

13:12TF

01:08TF

02:57

02:22

02:23

02:26

04:07

03:57

04:59

04:57

05:07

05:06

05:05

05:17

06:00

05:59

05:57

06:22

06:22

06:18

06:26E

06:32

06:30

06:29

06:30

06:54

06:57

06:57

06:54

06:50

06:42

06:42

06:41

06:46E

06:56E

06:50

07:02E

07:03

07:03

07:01

07:06E

07:16

07:12

07:12

07:10

07:06

07:07

07:03

07:20

07:22NS

07:22

07:22

07:19

07:17

07:17

07:11

07:13E

07:16E

07:28

07:27

07:32

07:25

07:24

07:24

07:17

07:19

07:26E

07:34NS

07:32

07:28

07:35

07:33

07:34

07:30

07:50

07:51

07:47

07:38

07:44

07:42

07:43E

07:44

07:58

08:00

07:59

08:02E

07:53

07:44

07:46

07:50

07:49

07:49

07:52

07:56E

07:56

08:02

08:01

08:02

08:05

08:04

07:59

08:07

08:06E

08:19

08:22

08:19

08:22

08:01

08:19

08:21

08:19

08:11

08:26

08:32

08:22

08:22

08:30

08:26E

08:26

08:27

08:30

08:30

08:34

08:34

09:02

09:02

09:02

09:02

09:00

08:59

08:57

09:38

09:38

09:37

09:32

09:32

09:32

09:30

09:29

09:27

'

10:02

10:02

10:02

10:02

10:00

09:59

09:57

'

10:33

10:32

10:32

10:32

10:32

10:30

10:29

10:27

10:49

11:02

11:02

11:32

11:32

11:00

10:59

10:57

11:37S

11:33

11:32

11:32

11:30

11:29

11:27

11:45S

12:02

12:10

12:00

11:59

11:57

12:22S

12:33

12:32

12:32

12:32

12:32

12:30

12:29

12:27

12:54S

12:57S

13:02

13:02

13:00

12:59

12:57

13:34NS

13:23

13:33

13:32

13:32

13:32

13:32

13:30

13:29

13:27

13:54S

13:57S

14:02

14:02

14:00

13:59

13:57

14:34

14:38S

14:33

14:32

14:32

14:32

14:32

14:30

14:29

14:27

15:02

15:02

15:00

14:59

14:57

15:32

15:32

15:32

15:32:00

15:30

15:29

15:27

15:33

16:02

16:02

16:02

16:02

16:02

16:22W

16:20

16:19W

16:19W

16:19W

16:19W

16:06

16:05

16:06E

16:32

16:32:00

16:32

16:32

16:30

16:26E

16:12T

16:31

16:32T

16:50

16:51

16:51

16:46

16:42

16:43E

16:37

17:54

16:50

16:49

16:52T

M

17:02

17:02E

16:57E

16:57

18:21NS

17:10

17:05E

17:06E

17:20

17:17

17:17

17:18

17:12T

17:30

17:32E

17:32T

17:32

17:45

17:37

17:55

17:55

17:42

17:42

17:42

15:50

17:54E

17:52T

18:11

18:02

17:57

17:57

17:57

18:01

17:57

18:12

18:12

18:08

18:10

18:12T

18:16

18:17F

18:21NS

18:25

18:32

18:32T

18:37

18:32

18:46

18:37

18:54

18:42

18:48

18:48

18:56

18:59

18:57

18:53NS

18:59

19:02

19:12

19:13

18:58T

19:09NS

19:07

19:12

19:17

19:37

19:14

19:14

19:30

19:29

19:27

19:21

19:32

19:57

20:02

20:02

19:58

20:00

19:59

19:57

20:03

20:32

20:32

20:32

20:28

20:30

20:29

20:27

21:02

21:02

21:07

21:05

21:00

20:59F

20:57F

21:08

21:32

21:32

21:37

21:33

21:30

21:29

21:27

21:27NS

22:02

22:02F

22:12

22:08

22:00

21:59F

21:57F

21:59F

22:04

22:30

22:29

22:27

22:59F

22:59

21:59F

22:53

22:12

22:59NS

22:32

22:42

22:40

22:40

23:49WS

22:52

23:02

23:41WS

23:22

23:32

23:22

23:22

23:30

23:29

23:27

23:52

23:58




Notes

Some notes and also the codes used in the timetable.

Notes
1953 Electric to Taita. Upper Hutt trains via Lower Hutt.
1955 Electric to Taita & Upper Hutt. Upper Hutt trains via Taita.

Key
E Express. Passes but does not stop. Waterloo + 2 minutes.
T Express. Passes but does not stop. Taita + 6 minutes.
W From Workshops?

F Friday only.
S Saturday only.
NS Not Saturday.
TF Tue - Fri.
TS Tue - Sat.
Wed Wednesday
WS Wednesday & Saturday
M May be a train. Cannot read part of my xerox copy of the timetable where it is close to the spine of the book.

Timetable Dates
12 Oct 1953
24 July 1955
8 Nov 1971
1 July 1991
4 Sept 2006 (first Metlink Timetable)




Journey Times

The time in minutes for a journey from Woburn to Wellington. These are indicative times only. Actual times varied - for example depending on time of day or whether or not a train stopped at Ngauranga or Kaiwharawhara.

1928

1937

1947

1955

2006

WTT

WTT

WTT

Public

Public

Steam

Steam

Steam

Electric

Electric

26

23

21

18/20

18



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