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.
Christmas and New Year - annual shutdown
Over the Christmas and New Year period there will be significant upgrade works undertaken across the Auckland network from 26 December to 15 January for Eastern, Southern Lines, and Western Line returns to 21 January.
For information on how to travel visit AT and details of worksites, some of which are 24/7, will be added shortly.
Newmarket to New Lynn: Rail Network Rebuild - please check out details below as this is a long-term project
Newmarket junction: 26 December - 14 January, track and overhead line works
Khyber Pass Rd - Boston Rd: 26 December - 19 January, at times 24/7 track drainage upgrade and foundation replacement works, traffic management in place
Stormont Place – New North Rd rail overbridge: 26 December - 19 January, at times 24/7 track drainage upgrade and foundation replacement works, traffic management in place
New North Rd rail overbridge - Rossgrove Terrace: 26 December - 19 January, at times 24/7 track drainage upgrade, foundation replacement works and level crossing upgrade. Traffic management in place including full level crossing closure from 6 – 12 January
Lloyd Ave level crossing – Mt Albert station - Woodward Rd level crossing: 26 December - 19 January, at times 24/7 track drainage upgrade and foundation replacement works, traffic management in place
Woodward Rd level crossing – Blockhouse bay Rd: 26 December - 19 January, track drainage upgrade and foundation replacement works, traffic management in place (6am-6pm, 7 days a week)
Freight Redirection: through Southern Line (Parnell, Newmarket, Remuera, Greenlane) instead of the Eastern Line. This will be from March 2023 to late 2023.
Papakura to Pukekohe: Preparation for electrification, see below.
Please also check our on-going activities below
Whole line Rail Network Rebuild activities started in March - please check out details below as this is a long-term project
Quay Park (near Britomart/ The Strand):
15 December - 18 December (24/7 works from 11pm Friday to 3am Monday): Machinery/ material storage and access for the CRL Britomart station and tunnel construction work
26 December - 14 January, track drainage upgrade, foundation replacement works and CRL-tunnel related activities. Traffic management in place
The Strand Station: Platform, track and overhead line works; passenger accessibility ramp construction
Mon-Sat, 6.30am-6.30pm, from late September to early December
Bell Ave (Westfield): 26 December - 4 January, track drainage upgrade and foundation replacement works, traffic management in place
Orakei Station Park & Ride: Closed to private vehicles until late January 2024 to enable construction
Glen Innes Station Park & Ride: Occasional reduction in parking until late January 2024 to enable construction
Rail Network Rebuild from Britomart to Otahuhu: Rail upgrade activities started mid-March (24/7)
- Track teams are working overnight from Sunday to Thursday
- Foundation replacement and drainage upgrade teams are working Monday to Saturday (including public holidays), and at times 24/7
Quay Park/ Ports of Auckland: Track upgrade and foundation replacement works Monday to Saturday (including public holidays), and at times 24/7 to February 2024.
Quay Park (Stadium side): On-going use of the rail yard to support the City Rail Link construction
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
Rail Network Rebuild Puhinui to Ōtāhuhu - overnight geotechnical investigations and track drainage upgrade works will start in mid-January
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.
Rail Network Rebuild Newmarket to New Lynn - Geotechnical investigations and track drainage upgrade works are underway overnight from Sunday - Thursday from now to 6 December. These will happen in the following areas and, at times, traffic management will be in place:
- Kingsland: West of George St level crossing
- Morningside: East and West of the Station and along the platform area
- Baldwin Ave: East of the Station, between Rossgrove Tce and Asquith Ave
- Mt Albert Train Station: Alongside the platform area
- Woodward Road level crossing: East towards Mt Albert Station
- Avondale Train Station: East and West, near St Judes St, alongside the platform and near Tait St
Over the December - January holiday period some sites will require 24/7 works and then teams will continue working in phases in the area until May 2024.
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 - ground investigation works in rail yard.
Overnight work trains are operating across the network collecting disused rail. Teams are also undertaking regular maintenance activities.
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.