Melling station cleared of asbestos

Last updated 15:52 17/02/2014

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Wartime defences linked Eastbourne and Ward Island - 150 years of news Hutt Hospital criticised over care of seizure sufferers Rawiri Nathan flys high to reach special milestone Handless corpse on beach reveals city's grisly underbelly - 150 years of news Owner of dog killed by AOS is lodging complaint with police watchdog Dog owner fuming after police kill pet in Wainuiomata raid Alzheimer's sufferer missing in Upper Hutt bush found but condition critical Upper Hutt lakes leak water and money - 150 years of news Hutt Valley death of Adam Watkins: related charge withdrawn Lower Hutt speed cameras catch out thousands of drivers

Melling commuters will be able to grab a coffee and tickets from the station again tomorrow after the building was cleared of asbestos dust.

The small Lower Hutt train station was closed in December last year after asbestos dust was found in public areas of the building during a routine check of all stations.

Greater Wellington regional council spokesman Wayne Hastie said the building had been thoroughly cleaned and tests since had shown it was clear of asbestos dust.

The coffee kiosk and ticket agency would be open again tomorrow.

The signal box at Taita station and some parts of Upper Hutt, Trentham and Woburn station buildings also tested positive for asbestos dust, Mr Hastie said.

The signal box is being used again after cleaning removed asbestos dust, and the affected areas at Upper Hutt, Trentham and Woburn stations were all non-public access areas so had been sealed and would be cleaned, he said.

The roof at Trentham Station has been replaced.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content