Over the last number of months, a lot of work has been going on at Mt Albert to upgrade the station. It is the final station on the Western line that is left to be upgraded and was previously one of the worst on the network having consisted of just some fairly basic school bus shelters, although they were at least an improvement on the concrete block shelter that existed at the station a few years prior to that. Here is what the station looked like just a few years ago thanks to the former AKT site.
Here is what Auckland Transport envisage the station will eventually look like.
With the upgrade in full swing, I popped along to the station to see how it was progressing. I didn’t bother with shots on the station itself as the shelters are the same as found elsewhere on the network.
Things are looking good and a vast improvement on what existed before. I really like how the station building acts almost like a flag, telling people that there is train station at that location. I’m sure that the locals who use the station are eagerly looking forward to the reopening of the connection to Carrington Rd. Speaking of connections, wouldn’t this car park make for a perfect little public plaza, connected to the station by a new bridge?