Melling station cleared of asbestos

Last updated 15:52 17/02/2014

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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.

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