Where we are working

Work on the network

KiwiRail and its contractors are always working to maintain and improve Auckland's busy rail network.  Most of this work is done overnight or at weekends when no trains are running - find out more.    

This page is regularly updated to keep our neighbours aware of significant work activity on the network.  The rail network rebuild is underway - if you live trackside between Papakura and Pukekohe sign up for updates below. To find out about travel during our works visit Auckland Transport.

Our teams also carry out a wide range of short-notice essential maintenance activities, often overnight, so trains can keep running safely, which is not always listed here.  They work hard to keep any disturbance to a minimum while they do this.

If you would like to be added to our community database so we can keep you better informed about what is planned, please let us know on our online form.

For information on how to travel visit AT and details of worksites are listed below. 


Short-term works

Teams will be busy working across the Auckland metro network throughout the upcoming King's birthday weekend from 1 June- 3 June 2024. See below map for indication of work sites.

Southern Line 

Newmarket diamond works: 10pm Friday 31 May- 6am Friday 7 June. Major works upgrading critical track infrastructure, teams will need to revisit site in the following weeks.

Parnell Rise: Saturday 1 June 6am-6pm. Parnell Rise bridge rerail, traffic management with stop/go signs will be in place.

Parnell station south - Parnell tunnel: 1-3 June, teams will be doing minor vegetation works over the King's Birthday weekend.

Taka Street and Walters Road: 1-3 June, major level crossing upgrade works,  24/7 road closure with traffic management in place. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout, but please follow all signage and direction from traffic management officials.

Middlemore: 6am Sat 1 June -6pm Sunday 3 Jun, 24/7 work near Middlemore station upgrading track infrastructure.

250 Great South Road, Drury: 3 December - early Autumn 2024, 6am-6pm, foundation piling works for Drury Railway Station.

Eastern Line 

Quay Park/ Auckland Rail Yard: 1-3 June -24/7- Rebuilding foundations in the Auckland Rail Yard.

Meadowbank: 1-3 June day works. drainage upgrades on the north side (Meadowbank end) of the Purewa tunnel, as well as civil and signalling ducting installation between Purewa tunnel and the Meadowbank station area.

Apirana avenue: 29 May- 6 June, teams will be using the Apirana Avenue rail yard for materials storage and transfer to support upgrades of sections of the Eastern Line. These works are planned to be day time only (6am-6pm) from 29-31 May, day and night during King’s Birthday and day time only (6am-6pm) from 4-6 June.

Western Line 

Kingsland: 1-3 June -24/7- major construction works on the Kingsland diamond, a complex piece of track infrastructure near Kingsland station.

Our on-going upgrade works:  

Eastern Line 

Quay Park/ Ports of Auckland: Track upgrade and foundation replacement works Monday to Saturday (including public holidays), and at times 24/7 to April 2024. 

Quay Park (Stadium side): On-going use of the rail yard to support the City Rail Link construction

Meadowbank: Late May- Approx mid-July, slip remediation works below the Eastern Rail Line in Pourewa Valley. Primarily day works (6am-6pm) but some night works may be required.  Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive shared pathway will remain open, however at times it may be narrowed for short durations, and pedestrians and cyclists may be asked to stop briefly to allow for the passing of construction plant/materials.


Southern Line

Middlemore to Papatoetoe - ongoing work to build an additional third track between Middlemore and Wiri.

Puhinui Station - ongoing

The work includes piling and other construction activities to build retaining walls, near other construction activities near Gordon Park,  Papatoetoe Station and Puhinui Station to build retaining walls.  The teams usually work daytime hours up to seven days a week.

Papakura to Pukekohe - Rail Network Rebuild from 19 May to mid-January 2025.

The work includes drainage upgrades and foundations replacements at multiple sites. Work will be carried out at night and during long weekends.

Opaheke Rd to Sutton Rd area - 19 May to 31 May, 3 June to 14 June. No work on Saturdays.

Pukekohe, Hall St-Franklin Rd area - 19 May to 26 June, including King's Birthday weekend.

South of Papakura Station - King's Birthday weekend.

Pukekohe, Cape Hill Rd-Isabella Dr area - 1 June to 20 June, including King's Birthday weekend.

Papakura to Pukekohe - ongoing work to extend electrification to Pukekohe

The work includes track and other civil construction activity, and is usually done during the day. From time to time some track work will need to be done at night.

Boundary Road to Franklin Road: 24/7 works will take place from 29 March to 1 April 2024. 

Western Line 

Mt Eden Station area - major rail upgrade works delivered by Link Alliance on behalf of City Rail Link. For more information on this please visit the Link Alliance's calendar of construction activities and sign up for their neighbour updates.

Glen Eden area - new power feed site construction on rail land.

Network wide  

Overnight work trains are operating across the network collecting disused rail. Teams are also undertaking regular maintenance activities

How this work affects you

You may experience noise and vibration from machinery, lights and vehicles moving around the rail corridor.

We are aware that this may disturb some of our neighbours and we apologise. Our staff and contractors are mindful when working in residential areas and work hard to get the job done as quickly and quietly as possible.


You can get in touch with our Community Engagement team via our online form.

For more information about train timetables and bus replacements, please visit Auckland Transport’s website here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete the work required to improve Auckland’s rail network.