Photos: Avondale Wrapped Up


The shelters and platforms look close to finishing and Avondale’s new railway station is getting near to prime-time launch.

But the station has been completely fenced off at Layard St and is patrolled by a security guard, who has no hesitation in shooing away curious people, peering through the fence..

Present trains sail through the new Avondale train station

Western Line trains continue to use the temporary Avondale station.

As explained in an earlier post, the new station, even when completed, will remain in its plastic wrapping until June. This is so other parts of the neighbouring rail network are sorted at the same time.

The crossing at St Georges Rd will be finished in June when the new rail signals are installed at the same time as in Avondale and New Lynn.

St Georges Rd was the site of intensive activity in December and January as a second track was laid through the area.

Westbound Line shelter at the new Avondale train station

There was also similar work at Chalmers St and St Jude St, which have been completely double-tracked and upgraded with new pedestrian mazes and roading.




  1. max says:

    As long as you are on public space, he has no business shooing you away.

  2. Jon C says:

    @Max he didnt shoo me away!

  3. Lisa says:

    will be good to have it up and running. miss not having crayford st pedestrian access - it has blocked off for months now.

  4. Jeremy Harris says:

    As I’ve said before, all these improvement are fantastic but we can expect cronic crowding from 2015-16 onwards…

  5. Geoff says:

    Nothing wrong with cronic crowding - it beats the empty trains of the 1980′s!

  6. Jeremy Harris says:

    Lol, I was at most 6 in the 80s… Not a vivid memory for me..!


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