14 February 2018
Excellent work in early 2018 has seen Stage 2 of the Pukekohe Station upgrade progress rapidly to remain on target for completion in April 2018.
New pedestrian overbridge
The roof and ceiling construction for the new overbridge well advanced and piers 3 & 4 are complete. Work on the pier 1 ramp resumed this week and the stair installation is due to resume late February.
Roofing and ceiling construction continues
Pukekohe Station bridge view
Pier 2’s stairs are now in place while the glazing on the lift shaft is almost finished. Installation of the lift will begin this week. Across at pier 4 the glazing is also nearing completion and the installation also due to commence this week.
New stairs at Pier 2 installed
The Station Platform is looking good with the tactile paving and the platform backfilling complete. The stop wall at the Southern end is under construction.
Tactile installation complete.
Platform backfilled and stop wall under construction
Park’n Ride area
The park and ride car park asphalting is complete, allowing line markings and works on the raingarden installation to recommence.
Car park asphalting now complete
Bus shelter and bus lane
The bus shelter and bus lanes are coming along nicely with the 3/4‘s of the concrete laying complete for the bus lane itself, while the steel framework for the bus shelter is fully installed. The kerbing is also complete and preparation on the footpath construction has begun.
Kassel kerbs complete and framework installation continues
15 January 2018
Pukekohe Station New Year updates
Continuation of works over the holiday period has seen the Pukekohe Station upgrade make dramatic progress across all the key construction sites and we are able to see an indication of how the station will look at the end of the project, expected to be completed in early 2018.
New pedestrian overbridge
The new overbridge trusses were successfully installed on the four piers over the 3rd and 4th of January 2018.
Overbridge trusses installed on the piers early January 2018
On the week finishing 19 January, the contractor was completing the welding on the bridges trusses and work on the timber roof continues and is expected to be complete by the end of the week ending 28 January.
Overbridge trusses installed and being welded in place
Work on installing the timber floor starts the week between 22 and 26 January and construction is also continuing on the pier 1 ramp and stair construction. Glazing is also ongoing for the lift shafts at pier one and two.
Installation of the new lifts is expected to take place at the end of January/early February.
At the central and southern end of the station platform, the old timber platform has been removed and new drainage is being installed. The precast concrete platform has been put in place and the concreting of the new platform is complete.
Boxed and ready for precast concrete platform install
Precast concrete platform installed and ready for concrete pour
If works continue at the current rate, the platform is on target for proposed re-opening in mid-February.
Park’n Ride Area
Bus shelter & bus lane
The concrete layer for the bus lane is nearing completion while the installation of concrete beams for the bus shelter foundation continues. The steel framework installation for the bus shelter has also begun.
Bus shelter steel frame work installation has begun
The pavement construction is nearing completion and will soon be asphalted. The concrete pour for the new kerb line is also ongoing.
Pavement construction in the car park continues
Temporary car park loss - Station Road carpark and drop-off
Works begin in the Station Road car park on Monday 16 October. The works are expected to take around four weeks to complete and will involve the temporary loss of six car parks.
Two mobility carparks will be retained and available at all times. Access to the station from Station Road will be retained at all times.
Please see the map below to see where the lost parks are located.
9 October 2017
The first two weeks of night works at Pukekohe Station have progressed smoothly, allowing work to continue on construction of the new concrete platform as well as the new pedestrian over bridge. Night works continue on the platform this week, installing drainage and building the foundations for later installation of the platform kerb units.
Across the remainder of the site the new pedestrian overbridge is clearly starting to take shape. Concreting is complete on the Pier 4 lift shaft and well underway on the pier 2 lift shaft. The construction and installation of Pier 3 is also complete.
Caption: The new pedestrian overbridge taking shape: Pier 3 (foreground) Pier 4 lift shaft (background)
On the Manukau Road side of the station piling work continues on the bus shelter and drainage works for the new Park n Ride is well advanced complete.The Transdev offices have been relocated from is old site where the Custom Street park and ride site is being built to on the KiwiRail land on the other side of Custom Street.
26 September 2017
Night works begin Tuesday 26 September
Night works are scheduled to commence Tuesday, 26 September 2017 between the hours of 11.30pm and 4.30am. This will take place from Sunday to Thursday nights intermittently until mid-December 2017. The number of nights required each week will vary, but we expect a minimum of one night work each week will be required.
As part of the Pukekohe Station Upgrade works, Downer is rebuilding and raising the Station platform level and constructing one of the eastern piers and new lift shaft for the new over-bridge. To minimise disruption and ensure commuter safety, we are completing these works at night, outside train service operating hours. While we are taking all necessary steps to minimise disruption, please be aware there may be some construction noise coming from the site. We apologise if this causes any disturbance to everyone in the area.
25 September 2017
Station Road carpark and drop-off
Works will begin in the Station Road car park in Monday 16 October. Works are expected to take around four weeks to complete, and will involve the temporary loss of six car parks. Two mobility carparks will be retained and available at all times. Access to the station from Station Road will be retained at all times.
- The new Transdev office deck is complete while the installation of utility services and compound fences is nearly finished and on target for office relocation on the weekend of 23-24 September.
- The retaining wall for the new park and ride site is finished with the bus shelter piling to be undertaken once geo-tech testing has been concluded.
- The new pedestrian overbridge is taking shape with precast concrete structures (vertical columns, horizontal beams, table top pier head) installed within the supporting falseworks on piers 3 & 4.
Works to rebuild and raise the station platform level are scheduled to begin the weekend of 23-24 September, with night works from 25 September as required.
Station Road carpark and drop-off
Works are expected to begin on the Station Road car park in early October. This may involve the temporary loss of approximately six car parks. Two mobility carparks will be retained and available at all times.
Construction is progressing well and on target for completion early 2018. For the first two months, works have been located on the Manukau Road / Custom Street side of the track. The focus has been on three main areas:
- Drainage and earth works for the new Transdev office site south of the overbridge. The existing offices will be moved as they currently lie where the new station park and ride carpark is being constructed.
- Stormwater drainage for the new park and ride, in preparation for the pavement to be laid.
- Construction of the new pedestrian overbridge between the new park and ride car park and Pukekohe Station.
Image: Design image of the new pedestrian overbridge.
In September, work will continue on these sites as well as commencing on the platform and Station Road side of the tracks. Works will also include replacing the old timber platform with a new concrete platform and starting construction on the lift to the station platform.
Station Road car parks temporary closure
Construction works are expected to commence in September on the Station Road car park to relocate the existing median. These works are expected to have minimal impact on parking.
Following the median relocation, work will commence on the Station Rd pier (where the new bridge meets Station Rd).
This will unfortunately require the temporary loss of around five carparks on Station Road. Please note that two mobility parks will always be available and access to the Station from the pier will remain open.
Works are progressing on stage two of the Pukekohe Station upgrade. The initial works have mostly been preparatory and getting the necessary infrastructure in place.
The rest of July and early August will focus on preparing for relocation of the Transdev depot including earthworks, drainage and kerbing activity. Transdev is scheduled to be relocated mid-August.
Park and Ride
Earthworks including drainage and pavement works for the new Park and Ride will continue for the remainder of July and August.
The contractor is currently working on the construction of the new lift pit base which will be part of the new rail overbridge.
Protective hoardings are scheduled to be installed on the platform in August. The purpose of the hoardings are to protect the public and to ensure station access is maintained at all times during construction.
Preparatory works have commenced on the Custom Street park and ride site. We anticipate beginning works on the Station Road and Pukekohe platform sites mid to late August.
We will provide more details about the specific timing and site information once these have been confirmed.
Works on stage 2 of the station upgrade commence Monday, 10 July
The $15.4-million project will cover the build of the new park and ride area, improved bus station facilities, and a pedestrian overbridge at the new integrated bus and train station.
We expect to complete construction in early 2018.
- As part of the upgrade, the KiwiRail land near the V8 bridge, unofficially used for car parking, will be closed indefinitely from Monday, 10 July.
- The V8 bridge will remain open to the public. Pedestrian access to will be via the footpath running along the fence line on the right-hand side of the KiwiRail land as you enter from Custom Street.
Image: Map of the closed KiwiRail land.
Over the past 2 months, good progress has been made on the new station:
- Piling works have now been fully completed at the site for the new pedestrian overbridge, which will connect Station Road to Custom Street.
- Piling works for overbridge have been tendered and awarded, with building consents obtained.
- Rail corridor piles were successfully installed during the Christmas break.
- Electronic passenger information screen, passenger info board, and tag on/off machine have been relocated on the platform in preparation for future construction works.
Image: A temporary road placed over the rail tracks that allowed the contractor’s crane and piling rig to cross onto the platform.
Parking lot closed, 15 to 30 January.
To allow for the completion of essential piling works, we are closing the parking lot on Station Road from the evening of Sunday 15 January to Monday 30 January.
If you use this parking facility, you will need to make alternative plans during this time. We apologise for any disruption this may cause and thank you in advance for your cooperation.
- Two disabled car parking spaces will be unavailable during this time. As no alternative disabled parking spaces are located nearby, we recommend affected passengers use Papakura Station until the spaces are restored.
- Pedestrian access to the station will also be affected. An alternative access route will be clearly signposted. Access to the rail bridge will be kept open and monitored accordingly.
- See a map of the alternative access route (PDF 736KB)
Over the next few weeks and into the new year, these works are planned:
- Laying the foundation (piling) for the new pedestrian overbridge that will connect Station Road to Custom Street.
- Painting of the new cycle lane leading to the intersection of Manukau Road and minor repairs.
- Between 27 and 31 December, piling works will be undertaken at the station. This will involve drilling 30m long piles. Subsequent piles will be installed in January. Work will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm (work will start at 4.00am on 27 December).
- Other isolated works on the rail platform and layout changes.
Changes to the station’s layout from 13 December
- On 13 December, the existing Passenger Information Display will be relocated to the underside of the station building.
- Between 13 and 23 December, the base of the station ramp will be temporarily reconfigured to avoid the construction area for the new overbridge. This will see a temporary ramp section installed to ensure continued access is provided.
- On 13 December (during off peak hours), the AT HOP card reader at the base of the station ramp will be temporarily relocated to the end of the new temporary ramp. An alternative HOP card reader can be found under the station building.
- Between 13 and 23 December (from 10pm to 5am), the 2 plant boxes located adjacent to the station building will be removed.
- Between 13 and 23 December, the station information board will be removed, with a temporary information board positioned under the station building.
- Between 15 and 23 December (during off peak hours), a section of the timber platform is planned to be cut out and replaced with a temporary section. This is to allow easier machine access onto the platform and reduce disruption to passengers.
Disruption to train services at Pukekohe Station - 27 December to 3 January 2017
Buses will replace all trains between Pukekohe and Otahuhu stations from Tuesday, 27 December 2016 until Tuesday, 3 January 2017 (inclusive).
The closure is to allow for important improvements and maintenance work on the rail network. There are a number of worksites between the stations where upgrades will be happening.
Main construction work on upgrading Pukekohe Station to a fully-integrated bus and train interchange started today.
Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Mayor Phil Goff marked the start of main construction work with the turning of the first sods.
Read the media release: Upgraded Pukekohe Station to improve public transport connections.
Access between Custom St and Pukekohe station.
There is a temporary pedestrian overbridge at the southern end of the station for access to and from Custom St. Please be aware this overbridge has stairs.
Access for those who can not use stairs is over Massey Avenue and along the walkway beside the rail line down to the station.
AT has released images of what the upgraded Pukekohe Station will most likely look like once construction is complete in late 2017.
Read media release: Pukekohe's upgraded station - a sneak preview.
The New Network for South Auckland (including Pukekohe and Waiuku) has been launched.
From 12 September, these changes will be made to the layout of the Harris Street/Manukau Road intersection:
- Left turn only into Harris St from Manukau Rd.
- Left turn only out of Harris St into Manukau Rd.
- No right turns from Harris St into Manukau Rd or from Manukau Rd into Harris St.
See a map of changes around Harris Street (PDF 166KB)
The restrictions will allow the construction of new kerbs and footpaths and will become permanent once works have been completed.
Read the media release: Access changes around Pukekohe Station.
Custom St entrance to Auckland Council service centre closed.
As part of the work on the Manukau Road-Custom Street intersection, the public carpark entrance to the Auckland Council Pukekohe Service Centre on Custom St will be closed until September 2017.
- The carpark entrance off Manukau Road will remain open at all times.
- There will be some minor disruption with noise.
- Traffic management staff will be on site to provide assistance if required.
See a map of the changes around Custom Street (PDF 240KB)
A dawn blessing ceremony has marked the start of the first phase of construction of Pukekohe's new bus and train station.
Read the media release: Construction to start on new Pukekohe bus and train station.
AT held a public meeting on 8 December at the Franklin Arts Centre to discuss proposed changes to the Manukau Road/Custom Street intersection as part of Pukekohe Station upgrade project.
An information session was held at Pukekohe Station on 14 October. The session was attended by about 150 people who were able to see the project information boards and get their questions answered by the project team.
Work is about to begin work on the detailed design of the new bus-train facility at Pukekohe Station.
AT has engaged mana whenua, the Franklin Historical Society and the Franklin Local Board to identify possible opportunities to incorporate cultural and historical connections into the design.
Read the media release: Pukekohe upgrade improves connections.