Ava bridge replacement project
The re-building of the bridge at the southern end of Ava Station has experienced further delays and is now not expected to re-open until September 2018.
Ava Station can still be accessed via the Northern Bridge which has stairs only access. The station is not accessible for anyone who cannot use the stairs, users of wheelchairs or prams and other affected users are advised to use Woburn or Petone Station while we work on re-building the damaged bridge to return ramp access. The 83 or 110 bus can be taken to Petone Station, from the bus stops indicated below.
The bridge was severely damaged in the Kaikoura earthquake event and has been affected by multiple delays due to material lead times and the complexities of rebuilding the bridge over an active railway line.
We had hoped to install the new bridge during the Block of Line closure over Queen’s Birthday Weekend, but delays to the manufacturing of the bridge span meant this was not possible. We now plan to install the bridge before September 2018.
We appreciate that it is taking a long time to fix, and would like to apologise to passengers affected by the bridge’s closure. We are doing everything we can to get the bridge open as soon as practicable.
For more information please contact Metlink on 0800 801 700
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