Park and ride completion plan still parked

Details of when work will begin on the final stage of the Silverdale park and ride are not yet available, and a contract for the work was still awaiting sign off last week.

The building of the bus station and remaining 90 parking spaces, which was originally to have been completed last month, was held up awaiting a contract for the work to be let (HM March 13).

The local board was then told in May that a contract should be awarded mid-June, after which the construction programme would be announced – but last week Auckland Transport advised the paper that “a contract should be signed in the next day or two”.

AT spokesperson Mark Hannan says the plan, once a contract is signed, is to have the work completed by December next year.

When the station building is complete it will include ticket and AT Hop top-up machines, toilets, secure cycle parking and well lit waiting areas that will be protected from the elements.


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