Petone Train Platform Re-Opens: Wellington Upgrade Going Well


OLD: Wellington's trains will soon be replaced

The second of two platforms upgraded at Wellington’s Petone Station is re-opening to passengers this afternoon, ahead of schedule.

From this afternoon, all northbound trains will once again stop at Petone Station. The other platform re-opened to passengers on Monday .

It was originally thought work would continue until next month.  Both platforms at the Petone Station have been trimmed back and re-surfaced, with the addition of passenger safety features such as yellow tactile strips at the platform edge.

Electrical ducting has also been installed in preparation for the introduction in future of a real-time passenger information system by Greater Wellington Regional Council. The platform work is necessary to accommodate the fleet of new Matangi trains arriving from the middle of next year. Improvements to Epuni Station on the Hutt Valley Line and a number of stations on the Johnsonville Line are already complete.

The upgrade of Pukerua Bay Station on the Paraparaumu Line started on November 30 and construction at Redwood Station is due to begin in early February.





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