NZ station draft plans released

Draft plans for a ‘transport hub’ in Upper Hutt, New Zealand, are now available to public

NZ station draft plans released
A conceptual image of the new Upper Hutt station

The draft plans for a modern station for Upper Hutt, New Zealand, have been released to public.

The draft plans include a light modern waiting room and ticket office for train users, protection from the wind and rain for bus users, public toilets, improved lighting and CCTV to improve safety at night and better access for pedestrians and cyclists.  

The new building will have facilities for train and bus staff given the station is a terminus.

Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Fran Wilde says the new station will provide a proper transport hub for the city, which is near Wellington.

"It provides a modern transport hub in the heart of the city," she says.

"It will give passengers and staff an open, light, safe and visible facility that reflects the station as an attractive gateway to Upper Hutt."

The project is being funded by Upper Hutt City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and the NZ Transport Agency.

Transport Agency Regional Planning and Investment Manager Lyndon Hammond says boosting public transport patronage is integral to keeping Wellington’s transport network flowing efficiently.

"By investing in the upgrade of Upper Hutt Station, we can make public transport more attractive and encourage people to take advantage of our region's renewed train fleet."

Construction is due to start sometime this financial year, and is likely to take at least a year to complete.

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