Manukau station under construction

The Manukau Courier has a full report on the progress the city’s new station is making:

Diggers have started excavating the 300-metre long trench where trains will draw up beside two platforms at the new railway station at Davies Ave.

KiwiRail project manager Paul Crawford says the start of digging is an important milestone along the track to the Manukau rail station opening by early next year.

“It’s going very well,” he says.

The rail trench will be seven metres deep and up to 18 metres wide.

The trench, two 180-metre platforms, the station, its surrounds and services should all be finished by September.

Work will then start on laying 1.8km of tracks between Davies Ave and the southern line at Puhinui.

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