We designed a major upgrade of the Grafton Station
This project followed the double tracking of the rail corridor during the DART 2 project – also designed by Opus.
The new station is located 6.5m below street level on a busy corner between two major arterials, and on the Central Connector bus route. A temporary station was constructed further up the line for use during the upgrade.
The Grafton upgrade itself is influenced by the different property types that surround the area. The station is close to Auckland Hospital, Auckland Domain, schools, very large mixed-use developments and large commercial properties, making for an interesting stakeholder mix.
The station has its main entrance off Park Road and three secondary entrances. A future connection has been designed to cater for planned redevelopment of a prominent former brewery site that is adjacent to the station.