25 July 2017
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.