News from the Franklin Local Board regarding the Pukekohe train station upgrade, is that the Auckland Transport budget of $4.5m is not guaranteed to have a start made this year. The locals may have to wait another year. The timeline is apparently set for 2014 – 2015, but
“is a bit flexible due to discussions regarding electrification of the trains to Pukekohe”
The upgrade is part of the Auckland Council Draft Annual Plan for 2014 – 15 and is set to include a park and ride system (which I think many of us had heard about already). Fingers crossed that this will be accomplished as soon as possible to help solve problems with parking that there is currently, and give easier access to the station for those who need and want to head to the “big smoke” for work/activities and more.