Upgrade work at Kenepuru Station completed

24 January 2012 1:01PM

Essential repairs and reconstruction at Kenepuru Station on the Kapiti Line have been completed, with the station reopening this morning.

Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail contracted Aurecon to carry out the work over the Christmas break to further ensure passengers’ safety and improve access.

The upgrade ran to schedule and took four weeks to complete. It included resurfacing of both platforms, strengthening of the southbound platform frontage and upgrading the main access path on the southbound side to prevent any further erosion.

Tranz Metro Manager Scott Brooks says KiwiRail and Greater Wellington Regional Council are grateful for the tolerance of commuters and residents living near Kenepuru Station. “While we are pleased that the work was completed to schedule and a good chunk of it was completed during the Christmas block of line, we know that commuters have had to use alternative stations over the last two weeks,” Mr Brooks says.

“With the reopening of the upgraded Kenepuru Station, residents will benefit from a safer, more accessible railway station,” says Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council's Economic  Wellbeing Committee.

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Issued by KiwiRail and Greater Wellington Regional Council

Contacts:
Sophie Lee, Senior Communications Advisor, KiwiRail (04) 498 3181 or (027) 435 9464  sophie.lee@kiwirail.co.nz
Philippa Lagan, Senior Communications Adviser, Greater Wellington (04) 830 4280 philippa.lagan@gw.govt.nz