Station’s revamp on track
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.