Story: Railways

Plaque at Ferrymead (3rd of 3)

Plaque at Ferrymead

The Christchurch–Ferrymead line was made redundant by the opening of the Lyttelton tunnel in December 1867. In the 2000s steam trains run at the Ferrymead Heritage Park. This stone marks the site of the Ferrymead wharf and railway station, built in 1863 for New Zealand’s first railway line.

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Neill Atkinson, 'Railways - Building the rail network', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

Story by Neill Atkinson, published 11 Mar 2010, reviewed & revised 11 Mar 2016