The work, being done by Aurecon for Greater Wellington Regional Council and KiwiRail, is being done to further ensure passengers’ safety and improve access.
The construction work at Kenepuru Station will include resurfacing of both platforms, the replacement of the southbound platform frontage and upgrading the main access path on the southbound side to prevent any further erosion.
The works at Naenae Station are to be split into two phases, the first of which involves restrengthening the precast concrete platform frontages. The second phase will take place later in 2012 and will involve the demolition and reconstruction of the station building, as well as renovating the access stairs and resurfacing the platform.
There are planned disruptions over the holiday period between Monday 26 December 2011 and Tuesday 3 January 2012 on the Hutt Valley line, and between Monday 26 December 2011 and Sunday 8 January 2012 on the Kapiti line, when buses will replace trains. Buses will stop at bus replacement stops at both Kenepuru and Naenae stations.
However, from Monday 9 January to Tuesday 24 January 2012, train services will run to regular timetables on the Kapiti and Hutt Valley lines. Porirua or Linden stations are the closest to Kenepuru Station and Epuni or Wingate stations are the closest to Naenae Station. Once the train services resume on 9 January, if there are any planned disruptions buses replacing trains will stop at Kenepuru and Naenae stations at the bus replacement stops.
For Naenae train commuters, there is the option of taking the #150 bus service from Harrison Crescent to either Epuni Station or Waterloo Station.
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