Sta­tion’s re­vamp on track

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

Pukerua Bay Sta­tion is set to re-open next Fe­bru­ary fol­low­ing the in­stal­la­tion of a new plat­form over the sum­mer.

The sta­tion has been closed since Novem­ber last year so con­struc­tion could take place. The work was nec­es­sary to ac­com­mo­date the fleet of new Matangi trains ar­riv­ing in the lat­ter half of the year.

Welling­ton Re­gion Rail Pro­gramme di­rec­tor David Gor­don said the orig­i­nal is­land plat­form has been de­mol­ished and com­pletely re­built.

‘‘We’ve worked hard so we can re-open the sta­tion with the new school year start­ing up again,’’ he said.

‘‘There is still tidy up work to do around the site but we wanted to get it open for pas­sen­gers and back up and run­ning again as soon as pos­si­ble.’’

The new plat­form is part of $1 mil­lion worth of im­prove­ments to the sta­tion. It is slightly higher than the orig­i­nal, bring­ing it into line with other sta­tions on the net­work and has safety fea­tures such as yel­low tac­tile strips plus elec­tri­cal duct­ing in place to sup­port a real time pas­sen­ger in­for­ma­tion sys­tem.

Red­wood Sta­tion in Tawa will also have both its plat­forms re­built, clos­ing on Fe­bru­ary 8 for up to four months to al­low the work to take place.

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