View Full Version : #Durban Station - Transport hub upgrade - Durban
April 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM
Name: Durban Station
Location: Durban CBD
Use: Multimodal transport hub (Rail and Bus)
Architects: Sakhisizwe Architects
The redevelopment is currently underway to the value of R100m. This is for use during the 2010 world cup as well as long thereafter.
This train station is opposite Kingsmead cricket stadium and the Standard Bank regional HQ.
April 15th, 2009, 11:49 PM
LOVE the upgrade! It will look amazing when done. Love, love, love the foyers. Thanks for posting.
April 16th, 2009, 06:04 AM
Just need to soften the brutalist architecture a bit. many years ago there was a proposal for a 15F tower on top of the main building (above NMR ave entrance).
Pit it never materialised
April 16th, 2009, 09:59 AM
^^saw an impression of that ages ago, it actually looked quite nice. I love the exterior design of this place, very hardcore
April 17th, 2009, 09:37 AM
Impressive. I love the NMR entrance interior although the exterior entrance looks kinda insufficient to cope with high volumes of commuters.
April 22nd, 2009, 03:03 PM
^^ the majority enter from Umgeni road
April 22nd, 2009, 03:47 PM
Really awesome upgrade to a facility thats needed it for YEARS
May 31st, 2009, 06:19 PM
went past and see that works are underway on both sides of the station complex
July 23rd, 2009, 09:06 PM
Has anyone been inside to have a look?
July 23rd, 2009, 09:30 PM
Yip, an update would be nice.
July 24th, 2009, 09:23 AM
dont know when last I went down this road
August 9th, 2009, 07:06 PM
And since i was at it, i thought heck lets pop into Durban station to see how things are going there...
well works seems to be full steam ahead. The covering over the escalators has been removed, serious remodeling is underway inside and alot has already been completed.
I must comment that i was seriously impressed by the number of SAPS cops i saw about and felt completely safe walking around. New cafes looked to be popping up, a CNA going in and some Fast food joints. Turning out great and will keep trying to pop in when i can.
August 10th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Turning out great. Very nice. Thanks for visiting and posting the pics. This will be one of the best looking stations in the country when done.
August 10th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Great project! :)
August 10th, 2009, 05:53 PM
looks great, like an airport.
August 10th, 2009, 06:35 PM
yeah it is turning out rather super me thinks...and this is one of 14 stations getting big overhauls in Durban currently
August 10th, 2009, 07:01 PM
Ya but it has bad connectivity to the city, I dont think ita a practical station like ht eold Durban station was which was in the city. 99% of Durban station traffic goes out the West side of the building onto Umgeni rd
August 10th, 2009, 07:19 PM
Yup, hence the even bigger changes afoot that side (never got round to take snaps there)
That is also why the Warwick station will be getting a monster upgrade when all the issues around there are sorted out. That one is slap bang in the middle.
This station is primarily long distance trains, all national and international routes leave from here. but yes there is normal commuter
August 11th, 2009, 09:57 AM
The People Mover (when active) should add this to its stops. Thanks for the pic's Mike!
August 12th, 2009, 10:53 AM
that side of the station was always better than the umgeni entrance. what is happening on the other side coz that entrance was absolutely shocking
August 12th, 2009, 10:55 AM
^^last I saw its still shocking
November 12th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Facelifts on line for Metrorail stations
12 November 2009
METRORAIL has pumped in more than R100million to upgrade and development its premier rail stations for the 2010 World Cup.
The upgrading includes renovating ticket offices and public toilets and building new toilets for paraplegics.
Other work includes painting, fencing and resurfacing of station platforms. The installation of new railway signage and installation of new station lights and public address systems are also taking place
The main stations receiving facelifts include Reunion, Isiphingo, Rossburgh, Duff’s Road and Durban Central.
The total amount being spent on all four stations is about R114 million and they are expected to be ready for use by March next year – well ahead of the World Cup.
Metrorail regional manager Dumi Dube said as part of the “national transport strategy for 2010” the aim was to ensure safe and comfortable transportation for football fans using the Metrorail system.
The Moses Mabhida station – to be situated near Durban’s 2010 soccer stadium of the same name – will be built from scratch and is expected to be ready by May next year.
“The improvements to existing stations and the construction of an ultra-modern station near Durban stadium’s will also be a legacy we have in place for our commuters beyond 2010,” Dube said.
November 12th, 2009, 01:46 PM
They had another long article on this station and the new one next to moses mabhida in todays Mercury, with pics of inside this one. Looking good now!
November 13th, 2009, 11:09 AM