How It’s Looking: Baldwin Update

 

Workers are working around the regular Western Line trains as they roll through Baldwin’s revamped station, still under construction.
The city bound platform and shelter are being prepared now.

Baldwin will not be ready until after Anniversary weekend.

All train lines will again close that anniversary weekend at the end of the month for more pre-electrification work.

Here is how Baldwin is looking this afternoon:

Summer Rail Programme series: How It’s Looking At…

St George update

Rossgrove Tce and Baldwin update

Homai Browns Rd, Manurewa

Church St East, Penrose

Waterfront trams

Bridge St, Papatoetoe

St George St, Papatoetoe rail bridge replacement

Remuera

Newmarket

Baldwin Ave

Quay Park

Purewa Eastern Line track work

Manuakau’s new station

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13 Comments

 
  1. patrick says:

    Looking good
    I wonder where the previous shelters ended up
    (not the yellow tin ones)

  2. Commuter says:

    Hate to raise a downer in view of the obvious and much needed improvements but I think that the design of the on-platform catenary masts is going to be something of a problem in the future with kids attempting to climb them.

  3. Finn says:

    Nice. As far as pictures tell me, in my opinion its one of the best looking stations on the Western Line!

  4. Matt L says:

    Finn – one of the best looking stations on the western line? it looks the same as every other station that has been upgraded except for the fact it has electrification masts in the platform which I think actually makes it worse. I agree with commuter, I think they are an issue and people will try and climb them, being between the tracks would have been better.

  5. JohnDee says:

    Is it an optical elusion, or does the platform look low for the train that is passing it?

  6. Kalelovil says:

    @JohnDee
    The train is passing the platform hidden from view, while the track next to the platform in the foreground is unoccupied.

  7. Andrew says:

    I thought we were promised electronic platform displays? I see in the 2nd photo a static “2 – Westbound to Waitakere” sign has gone up where I was expecting an electronic one (a la Onehinga, Te Papapa, Grafton).

    Also the shelter is surprisingly small for the citybound platform – a single span where usually stations, even Avondale, have a double span shelter.

  8. Finn says:

    Matt L – By best stations I mean scenery, I quite like all the bushes and tree’s hanging around.

  9. Paul in Sydney says:

    @commuter

    The masts do look good to climb, a simple fix would be to clad the first 2m or just see if any gets a nasty shock

 

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