Ōtāhuhu Station opened to bus services on Sunday 30 October, following a well-attended community celebration on Saturday 29 October. The facility was officially opened by Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges and Mayor Phil Goff on 29 October.
Images from the opening of the new station.
A free community celebration will be held on Saturday, 29 October at the new Ōtāhuhu Station from 10am to 3pm. You can meet AT staff and learn more about the new bus network starting on Sunday, 30 October.
- By train - Both the Eastern and Southern line trains stop at Otahuhu Station.
- By bus - From Otahuhu Town Centre, a free shuttle bus will run between the town centre (existing bus depot) and Kaka Street. The bus will operate every 15 minutes from 10am t0 4pm. Passengers will need to climb the steps of the Kaka Street overbridge to get to the event.
- By bike - Lock your bike at the station's cycle rack.
There is no public parking at the event.
Access changes and construction updates.
- The current access to the station via Walmsley Street footbridge has closed.
- Pedestrian access to the station will temporarily switch to Walmsley Road via a temporary fence and signposted route to the new stairs/ lift and part of the concourse.
- The Titi Street footbridge will reopen to pedestrians, providing alternative access to the station from around 10 October.
- Refer to the map for directions.
Map showing access changes to Otahuhu Station
Work on the station will soon come to an end. A grand opening ceremony and community event is planned for Saturday 29 October and everyone is welcome to attend!
Construction works at the station site are in full swing. In the coming weeks, the project team will:
- Continue installing concourse structure and glazing.
- Continue construction of the station building.
- Continue the landscaping.
- Continue paving work.
- Undertake footpath widening works at the station intersection.
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Construction work continues to schedule. Construction of the entrance building and concourse, bus platforms, rain gardens and wetland is underway. The team has installed the beams which will support the glazed concourse connecting the bus and rail platforms with the entrance area.
Image: The concourse beams being lifted into place.
Passengers can continue to access Ōtāhuhu Station via the Walmsley Road Bridge. Over the Easter break, a section of the bridge was removed and an access ramp installed for the public to use.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the $28 million Ōtāhuhu Station took place on Friday 13 November.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Mayor Len Brown, and Local Board members marked the start of construction at the Salesyard Road site with the turning of the first sod.
Work on constructing the station building and concourse started on 14 November. Downer New Zealand is carrying out the main construction works.
Work has begun on upgrading Ōtāhuhu Station to provide a bus and train interchange.
The Ōtāhuhu project team took part in the AT Lunchtime Expo at Aotea Square on 22 October 2015.
Members of the public got to see the project information boards and talk to the project team.
The design of the Ōtāhuhu Station has been finalised and main construction works will begin in October 2015. The new facility will open in mid to late 2016.
The last stages of enabling works include:
- Reinstatement of the rail platform where the signal box was located (prior to its move).
- Building foundations for the installation of new rail platform canopies.
- Earthworks will continue on the new station site in preparation for main works ie. civil works, building/concourse construction and landscaping.
Moving the signal box
Over Queen’s Birthday weekend, the 103-year-old rail platform signal box was relocated to its new location inside the new station site.
Drawings of the proposed design of the new station have been released. See the design images.
Site preparations are well underway. The Titi Street Bridge has been dismantled and pile foundations for the new station's concourse have been constructed. Future works include raising the level of the station site, relocating the station signal building and preparing for station canopies.
Ground work for the construction of the station is in full swing. In November, dismantling work started on the Titi Street Bridge ramps to Ōtāhuhu train station platform. Five bridge spans that made up the ramp were first removed by a crane. This was followed by concrete cutting of the ramp bridge piers and craning these out and demolishing the remaining ramp structure on the platform.
Over the Christmas period, piling to support the new station’s concourse will commence.
Construction of the new station began in November, with expected completion in late 2015.