The main station will be at Maymorn, 6km northeast of Upper Hutt, co-located on the KiwiRail Wairarapa Line. This location was chosen after an objective analysis of a number of options.
Maymorn offers connection with existing Tranz Metro Wairarapa train services, which will allow passengers to travel from Wellington to the heritage railway by train.
A Licence to Occupy has been secured from New Zealand Railways Corporation, Resource Consent granted for establishment of the heritage railway precinct for use as a heritage, tourism and educational facility, construction of required buildings and structures, earthworks and plantings.
Construction of the operational base has already commenced. A substantial 80m x 10.5m Rail Vehicle Shed has been constructed by Trust volunteers, a number of carriages, wagons and locomotives purchased (Rail vehicles), and mainline track built through the station area. A pedestrian crossing has been formed at Maymorn to connect the heritage railway with the Tranz Metro station for transfer between services.