Work we are doing near you

There is always something going on in the rail corridor. Maintenance and upgrades are a necessary part of running a rail business. However these activities may impact our rail-side neighbours.

We notify neighbours when work on the corridor will happen over a long period of time in one place. This usually happens for big project work, not maintenance work.

This section of the website will be kept up to date with general maintenance activities so you can know what is going on in your area.

General maintenance activities involve:

  • Sleeper replacement
  • Track de-stressing
  • Track freeze
  • Tamping
  • Welding
  • Joint removals
  • Drainage
  • Graffiti
  • Vegetation control.

If there is something happening on the rail corridor but it is not listed below, please email us on: kiwirail@kiwirail.co.nz and we will find out for you.

Auckland and Wellington have frequent train services during the day. This means a lot of maintenance work needs to happen at night.

 

Employee and contractor behaviour

We expect our contractors and staff to be considerate when working near residential properties. If you have a problem with the behaviour of an employee or contractor please contact us:

    • Email kiwirail@kiwirail.co.nz (is monitored Monday - Friday during office hours only)
    • 0800 801 070 (office hours only)
    • 09 270 4404 (after hours)