19 Jun 2012

Wellington Railway Station turns 75

9:43 am on 19 June 2012

Commuters arriving at Wellington Railway Station on Tuesday were being treated to cake and live music as KiwiRail celebrated the building's 75th birthday.

Construction of the station began in 1933 and the building was opened in 1937 by then Governor-General Viscount Galway.

The neo-classical style building was designed to reflect the country's progress and the front entrance is dominated by eight doric columns.

At midday, Minister, Gerry Brownlee was cutting the official anniversary cake, and four trains representing the past 75 years will be on display.