Mt Albert Station improvements
Auckland Transport is doing major construction works at Mount Albert Train Station to improve the station area.
Labour leader David Shearer, who is also MP for Mt Albert, visited the construction site at Mt Albert Station early in April with Auckland Transport's Project Director of Rail Improvements Nick Seymour. (see picture right)
Our contractors have been working well and now, with the bridge and concourse, new shelters and tar-sealed platform in place its possible to have a sense of how the station will look when finished.
Work continued through Easter to take advantage of the trains not running.
Have a look at the progress in more detail, and photos, in the Mt Albert Station newsletter of April 2013 (PDF 332kb)
KiwiRail activity in and near Mt Albert Station
KiwiRail carries out routine work on the rail network. Routine maintenance activities may involve excavators and replacement of ballast, or heavy rail equipment moving along the track - possibly at night. If there are any questions or concerns about the work please contact KiwiRail at (09) 270 4404
Pictures of the Mt Albert Station upgrade
This project recognises that well-designed facilities are a key element in attracting people to public transport. The upgrade will also improve access to the station, develop Mount Albert into a significant transport hub where passengers can easily transfer between trains and buses and link the rail station with the proposed town centre upgrade.
The station serves schools, Unitec and residences and more than 2 100 people a day use it.
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Benefits and features
Better comfort and weather protection for waiting passengers, improved security and lighting and electronic train timetable information.
Better access for people with limited mobility, pedestrians and cyclists
A safer, more attractive station
New shelters, rubbish bins, CCTV, PA system, HOP ticketing machine, lighting and passenger information displays
New lift to give people with limited mobility access to platform from Carrington Road
Pedestrian access between New North Road and Wilcott Street is maintained
The image to the right is the look of a similar development at Ellerslie Station
If you want to stay in touch with the station upgrade send an email with your contact details.