Over summer, we’ll be carrying out important work to maintain and improve the performance of Auckland’s rail network.
A rail grinder will be deployed on the Auckland network to smooth out the rail. The rail grinder corrects the shape and extends the lifespan of the rail track, helping to deliver a more reliable train journey.
The network is increasingly busy with 198,000 commuter services each year and 246 freight trains per week.
We need to do this work at night when where there is no commuter train services running.
If I live near the rail corridor, what does this mean:
We apologise for any inconvenience. Our staff and contractors are mindful of our rail neighbours and will work hard to keep the noise and disruption to a minimum.
Where will the grinder be working?
|Date||Section of track|
|8-12 Dec||Penrose to Newmarket|
|15-19 Dec||Newmarket to Avondale|
|22-26 Dec||Newmarket to Avondale|
|2-6 Jan||Newmarket to Swanson|
|8-9 Jan||Penrose to Newmarket|
|12-13 Jan||Penrose to Newmarket|
Work will continue until March 2020. Our work schedule is subject to change so we will add future locations in the coming weeks.