27 March 2017 11:11AM
A KiwiRail ballast tamper has arrived in the South Island to assist in the restoration of the Main North Line (MNL) railway linking Christchurch and Picton.
KiwiRail is warning motorists and others that maintenance trains and other rail vehicles are about to start running on the Main North Line between Picton and Christchurch.
KiwiRail’s renowned TranzAlpine service is set to resume on Wednesday March 22 after repairs to the Midland Line between Christchurch and Greymouth were completed faster than expected.
KiwiRail is expecting to re-open the Midland line between Christchurch and Greymouth ahead of schedule on March 20.
Transformation delivers results despite earthquake
The first major demolition project in the programme to restore the Main North Line linking Picton and Christchurch is about to get underway.
Scaffolding has been put in place on the most severely damaged bridge on the Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield as work to reopen the line gathers pace.
Concern is increasing over the number of people ignoring KiwiRail warnings to stay off the South Island’s Main North Line.
The Christchurch-Greymouth line between Cass and Springfield is still closed because of a fire.
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