Hangatiki railway station

Hangatiki railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand.[2][3]

Hangatiki railway station
LocationNew Zealand
Line(s)North Island Main Trunk
Opened2 December 1887
Closed31 January 1982 passenger,
13 October 1986 goods[1]
ElectrifiedJune 1988

In 1915 Hangatiki was described as a small township with a post and telegraph office, where passengers for "the famous Waitomo and Ruakuri caves alight". The guidebook said Waitomo was 6 mi (9.7 km) away, "by good metalled road, a conveyance meeting the express trains and conveying passengers to the excellent Government Accommodation House at Waitomo." The fare was 2/6 each way (about $18[4] in 2015 money).[5]


  1. Juliet Scoble: Names & Opening & Closing Dates of Railway Stations in New Zealand
  2. New Zealand Railway and Tramway Atlas (First ed.). Quail Map Co. 1965. pp. 3 & 4.
  3. Pierre, Bill (1981). North Island Main Trunk. Wellington: A.H&A.W Reed. pp. 289–290. ISBN 0589013165.
  4. "Inflation Calculator". www.rbnz.govt.nz. Archived from the original on 30 June 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  5. Bradbury, E E (1915). The Raglan and Kawhia Districts. Waikato University library: Bradbury. p. 85.

Auckland Weekly News photos sheep ready for loading 27 MAY 1909 p6 (AWNS-19090527-6-1) and rear of station during a flood 29 July 1915 p43 (AWNS-19150729-43-3)

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Line open, station open
  North Island Main Trunk
New Zealand Railways Department
  Te Kumi
Line open, station closed

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