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Ormondville Railway Station

Ormondville Railway Station precint is at the centre of what is now a very small township some six kilometres from the main road (State Highway 3). While this is clearly a hindrance in some ways, it has also prevented much potential damage to the site through 'modernisation'. The loss of most other rural stations means that it is now a rare representative of a major part of New Zealand's history.

The social history of the Ormondville-Norsewood district revolves around this station, even though most probably took its support role for granted. The aim of Ormondville Rail Preservation Group Inc. is to preserve the precint as a local and nation-wide heritage issue. To achieve this, of course, it must also work to attract the support of the public.

Ormondville Station is one of the last country stations left in New Zealand and until 2001 was the oldest station still served by Tranz Scenic Trains.

Contact Details
Postal address iconR D 7, Dannevirke
Telephone number icon64-6-374-1514
Web address iconhttp://www.nzmuseums.co.nz/search_name_banner.html
Email address iconorm.rail@bigfoot.com

Visitor Information
Physical address iconMatamau-Ormondville Rd, Ormondville, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMonthly "Open Weekends" and by arrangement
Charges iconDonation or by arrangement

Wheelchair accessParkingGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership Club
Wheelchair access to station but not to goods shed/lecture hall/tourist brochures/education programmes by arrangement