Arthurs Pass Railway Station
Arthur’s Pass area, is New Zealand’s third national park with Arthurs pass being one of only two routes through the Southern Alps. The railway station sits in a very small village on the edge of a large national park.
Arthur’s Pass, an island-platform station built in 1966, is an A-framed building with flat verandahs on both main elevations. The steep roofs are clad with long-run iron and punctuated at both ends by dormer windows, also A-frame. The building walls are constructed of rubble rock and mortar, and the gable-end window framing is steel. When built, the station incorporated an office, waiting room, signals and communication room, and standby generator.
Bowers Builders were commissioned to reinstate the bright eye catching mural on the train station walls, which depicts the activities in the National Park. Hiking, climbing, and enjoying the scenery.
The work involved working at height and carefully piecing the mural back to together.