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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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#Durban Station Redevelopment

The Durban station is poised for a major upgrade to deal with increased volumes, greater calls by luxury train services and the introduction of an expanded rail route network in Durban.

Intersite have called on firms to submit there proposals, with work due to commence by the end of 2008.

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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for the find Mike. It's great to see that they upgrading the station.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #3
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Mike, is this station the one next to the Hilton hotel. If so, then I have been there as I used Grayhound to Durbs last year and the damn taxi guy charged us R45.00 from the station to a car hire place next to The Hilton, we didn't know that it was a walking distance.

What other means of transport does this station have?
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it is also the main bus terminus for durban. The roof houses the Mr Price Group HQ as well as a new age church.

The station is next to Metro police HQ and opposite the new Standard bank regional HQ
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When is this project starting?
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Old April 27th, 2008, 05:40 PM   #6
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it is still at proposal stage, long way to go mate
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Old April 28th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #7
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Would be good if it's completed by 2010 as I'm assuming many people will be travelling from this station to the one at the stadium.
btw Mike I've got some friends who go to the church on the roof and they would be mortified at hearing it being called "new age"
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Old April 28th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #8
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lol i have been there once or twice and lets just say its not my cup of tea
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how can it be a proposal? is this the station at the warwick junction?
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lol i have been there once or twice and lets just say its not my cup of tea
Happy Clappy is deffinatly New age
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Old April 28th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #11
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how can it be a proposal? is this the station at the warwick junction?
No this is the other main Durban station (there are two). The Warwick station will be redone with the shopping centre development. It is the hub for trains arriving from the south of the city.

This station is right near Kingsmead and across the road from the Standard bank development and serves the northern and western lines predominently. This station is also the cities primary bus terminus and the station that houses the rovos rail and blue train lounges and departure points.
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Dysan - can you show us on google where this is ? I am confused and can't quite place it. I always thought that Durb's had one central station ??
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Sydney : The Durban station that Dysan is talking about is the one next to CR Swart square (the police HQ in durban). Kingsmead is just down the road and the old Durban drive in is just up the road. Durban has always had 2 stations (or at least 2 largish ones)...

I will see if I can get co-ords from Google Earth today, but hopefully that description narrows down the location somewhat.
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Sydney : The Durban station that Dysan is talking about is the one next to CR Swart square (the police HQ in durban). Kingsmead is just down the road and the old Durban drive in is just up the road. Durban has always had 2 stations (or at least 2 largish ones)...

I will see if I can get co-ords from Google Earth today, but hopefully that description narrows down the location somewhat.
Thanks mate ... I haven't been to Durban for 7 years, I don't have a clue. Google will help
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The landmarks I mentioned haven't changed in much longer than that

*runs off to find get Google Earth*
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Station on Google Earth is at 29°50'42.14"S & 31° 1'25.33"E
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LOL, we aint Kingsley Holgate, heres a pic of it

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It supposed to be a treasure hunt :p

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haha, its cool
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Old April 29th, 2008, 12:17 PM   #20
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^ Love it Durbs! ...And the station too. Very cool project. Reminds me of Seoul Station.
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