Ellerslie Train Station is on the Southern Line of the Auckland
railway network. It has an island platform.Access to the station at the northern end is by a ramp down from the footbridge crossing the SH1 Southern Motorway between Main Highway, Ellerslie and Kalmia Street. At the southern end of the station there is an underpass between Findlay Street and Sultan Street.
In December 1873 a railway line between Auckland and Onehunga via Newmarket, Ellerslie and Penrose was opened with great public celebration.From its opening the station was extremely busy with passengers and goods travelling to the port of Onehunga, visitors to the racecourse and gardens, and racehorses travelling from around New Zealand
to compete at Ellerslie Racecourse
. Four or five sidings were constructed specifically for horse boxes and hundreds of residents often gathered to witness their arrival and unloading.