Along with visiting Onehunga yesterday, I also made a stop off at Penrose to have a look at the work going on there. There is a general station upgrade going on to bring the facilities up to an acceptable standard so here are some photos of where things are at. The main station building is being trimmed back which I believe is to give more space at the end of the access ramp.
Yellow dots going down on the platform instead of just a line and in the distance you can make out the poles for a standard style platform shelter.
I’m not sure what is planned to happen to the station building but but hopefully a use can be found for it other than just shelter. Its great that we are ticking these upgrades off and most stations should be fully upgraded before the first electric trains start rolling around the network late next year. My only real complaint is that many stations only have a tiny shelter which simply isn’t enough on rainy days when there are 60+ people hanging around waiting for a train.