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Kaiapoi Railway Station's New Temporary Home
Monday, 10 September 2012
Kaiapoi’s old railway station building has been moved to a new site, but it’s only temporary pending a decision on where it should go permanently.
Although only suffering relatively minor damage to the building itself in the September 2010 earthquake, shifting of the ground underneath the building had caused a list to one side. The tilt has increased over time and showed no signs of ceasing. As a consequence of that it became necessary to shift the building to more stable ground.
So the new home for the old railway station is only a short way away, in the car park near the Kaiapoi Post Shop in Charles Street.
While on its temporary home, the building will be repaired back to a safe and habitable state and then be re-occupied by its original tenants, the Waimakariri i-Site. On completion of the repairs, at this stage expected to be sometime in October, the i-Site will move from its current temporary premises on Memorial Reserve into the repaired railway station now parked in the Charles Street car park.
A timetable and final destination have not yet been determined for a permanent site for the i-Site – that move could be some time away and will depend on the availability and feasibility of a suitable site.
Manager Community and Recreation
Phone: (03) 311 8900 or (03) 327 6834
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