Puhinui station upgrade

Puhinui's transformation from a suburban station to a busy transport interchange
26 photos in this gallery. Showing photos 1 - 24

A pair of AM class EMUs stop at Puhinui on their way from Manukau to Britomart. Auckland Transport today announced that upgrade works would commence in September to turn Puhinui into an interchange, with the station to be closed until 2021 for construction

2 August 2019

AM 306 arrives at Puhinui heading back to Manukau, with just under two months to go before the station is temporarily closed

2 August 2019

Pulling into Puhinui from Wiri, an unidentified AM passes under the signal gantry

2 August 2019

Early works for Puhinui's upgrade have commenced before its temporary closure in September 2019. Here, we see the Down platform on the first day of works after AT's closure announcement

3 August 2019

Suburban trains have been replaced by buses south of Penrose and Sylvia Park, allowing workers to occupy the Down main

3 August 2019

Workers carry out early construction works on the Down main at Puhinui

3 August 2019

On the other side, the Up main is still open for freight traffic and the Northern Explorer, with single line running through this area

3 August 2019

On the last day of services at Puhinui before closing for an upgrade, a pair of AM units stop during peak hour on a service from Manukau

27 September 2019

Work has started on the eastern side of the station, with landscaping being done

27 September 2019

AM 578 arrives at Puhinui on a Southern Line service to Britomart. This view will be unavailable for a little over a year

27 September 2019

Two trains cross at Puhinui, one heading to Manukau and the other to Britomart via Newmarket

27 September 2019

Over the holiday period, a Block of Line between Pukekohe and Penrose has enabled further work on Puhinui's upgrade. Here, we see where the ramp on the footbridge used to be

27 December 2019

Work around where the shelter used to be on the platform. New foundations can be seen off to the left

27 December 2019

This vast open space will eventually form part of the bus interchange

27 December 2019

A roof has been placed over the Up Main, to protect the overhead

27 December 2019

Foundation works under way on the platform at Puhinui

27 December 2019

Work is well under way now at Puhinui, with the structure growing by the day

1 March 2020

Construction of the supports for the foyer above the station on the site of the former footbridge

1 March 2020

The Up Main is now more boxed in, with construction all around the track

1 March 2020

Although the bridge at Puhinui station was intended to be kept open during the upgrade, due to COVID-19 and the need for physical distancing the bridge was closed once construction resumed, to distance the public from workers

1 June 2020

Now starting to take shape over the railway line, the new Puhinui station edges closer to completion

1 June 2020

Coming closer to completion, the Puhinui interchange now towers above the railway and the old footbridge

8 February 2021

Viewed from Bridge Street, DL 9089 rolls towards the work site with train MP5, while running on the opposing main

8 February 2021

Train MP5 passes underneath the unfinished interchange

8 February 2021

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