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Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail are carrying out platform and subway access repairs and a shelter replacement at Naenae Station on the Hutt Valley line to further ensure passengers’ safety and improve access.
Aurecon has been contracted to complete the work, which will take place between Monday 14 May and Sunday 19 August. During this time, Naenae Station will be closed.
The construction work at Naenae Station will include the demolition and reconstruction of the station building, restrengthening the existing platform frontage, reconfiguration of the stairway from the subway to the platform, resurfacing of the platform and new platform lighting.
Tranz Metro Manager Scott Brooks says the repair and replacement work will make a significant improvement to Naenae Station. “This work will mean we can provide commuters with better and safer facilities, while reducing maintenance costs. Hopefully, this project will promote greater pedestrian use of the subway, and also increase the utilisation of the Tranz Metro services.”
Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s Economic Wellbeing Committee, says he’s pleased the upgrade is about to start. “When the work is finished, people who use Naenae Station should have a lighter, brighter and safer station. Pleasant and safe surroundings are a crucial part of people’s public transport experience.”
While train services will operate as normal along the Hutt Valley Line, they will not stop at Naenae Station. Instead, a shuttle bus will run between Naenae Station and Waterloo Station during peak times every weekday from 6:26am to 8:53am and again from 3:25pm to 5:56pm. A valid Tranz Metro ticket will be required to ride the shuttle but the bus ride itself will be free.
Existing Valley Flyer bus services 130 Naenae and 121 Valley Heights travel between Naenae Station bus replacement stop and other stations. Regular Valley Flyer fares apply on these services
If there are any planned disruptions buses replacing trains will stop at Naenae Station at the bus replacement stops.