Wellington Suburban Station Ready To Re-open


Wellington's new trains
Wellington’s Pukerua Bay Station re-opens to passengers tomorrow following the installation of a new platform.

The original island platform was demolished and completely rebuilt as part of $1million worth of improvements to the station.

There is still tidy up work to do around the site but KiwiRail was keen to get it open for the start of the school term.

Pukerua Bay station was closed on November 30 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 (pictured above, left).

The new platform at Pukerua Bay is slightly higher than the original, bringing it into line with other stations on the network. It now has safety features such as yellow tactile strips plus electrical ducting in place to support a real time passenger information system to be introduced in future by Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Coming to the end of their life

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

This week, in Auckland, it’s going to be an interesting test of the new Newmarket station and recent disruption issues when schools start their new year and the number of passengers increase.

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  1. Commuter says:

    I do wonder if the new Auckland stations, the ones that have been constructed over the last few years and those presently under construction have or will have ‘electrical ducting in place to support a real time passenger information system to be introduced in future’? I realise that ARTA/Veolia, etc are seriously relaxed when it comes to informing passengers of the (inevitable) delay, cancellation, etc, and that real time PIDs are pretty much late 20th century (as opposed to the rest of the network’s early 20th century chronological status), but it would be good to have such luxuries up here in Auckland too!

  2. Jon C says:

    @Commuter They insist it’s in their planning but no ETA!

  3. rtc says:

    I’m pretty sure all the stations have ducting for the PIDs. Newmarket and Britomart have the system running - based on timetables at the moment but this will be rolled out in time to all stations much as it is on the buses.

  4. Anthony says:

    are there any images of the new station?


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