First stage of up­grade fin­ished

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Af­ter seven months of work the first stage of the Mt Al­bert Train Sta­tion up­grade is com­plete.

Ac­cess from Car­ring­ton Rd re­opened on Mon­day af­ter be­ing closed since Novem­ber and a fam­ily fun day and rib­bon cut­ting cer­e­mony is be­ing held this week­end to cel­e­brate.

The sta­tion has new pas­sen­ger shel­ters and fur­ni­ture, elec­tronic in­for­ma­tion dis­plays, help points, and im­proved light­ing.

The sur­face was re­sealed and a cov­ered bridge, con­course, and pedes­trian lift have been in­stalled.

Mt Al­bert is the last sta­tion on the Western Line to be re­fur­bished as part of Auck­land Trans­port’s rail sta­tion up­grade pro­gramme.

Plans for the sec­ond stage of

se­cu­rity

and work, which in­clude build­ing a link bridge to con­nect the sta­tion with the car park on New North Rd, are still be­ing fi­nalised.

The open­ing was sched­uled to hap­pen last week­end, but had to be post­poned as the tracks were closed while Kiwi Rail un­der­took elec­tri­fi­ca­tion work.

It is be­ing held from 10am to 3pm on Satur­day in the Video Ezy carpark on New North Rd.

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