Look­ing back down the line

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

An ea­gle-eyed Pukerua Bay com­muter thought Muri rail­way sta­tion was back up and run­ning last week – but it was not the case.

The blun­der from Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil – which has since been fixed – saw a prom­i­nent sign at the Pukerua Bay sta­tion ad­ver­tis­ing Muri as the next north­bound plat­form. Muri was closed by GWRC in May 2011.

The Muri sign was put up on the light­pole in De­cem­ber.

Re­gional coun­cil spokesper­son Philippa La­gan says signs with Muri on them were or­dered when the Pukerua Bay sta­tion was be­ing re­fur­bished in the sum­mer of 2009/10.

‘‘[The signs] were put on hold for fi­nan­cial rea­sons but when fund­ing be­come avail­able again last year they were man­u­fac­tured and in­stalled. Apolo­gies if we’ve caused any con­fu­sion or raised any false hopes.’’

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