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Future Rail: Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme

Through the Future Rail programme of works, KiwiRail and Greater Wellington Regional Council are working together to build a better, more efficient and sustainable rail network for Wellingtonians.  

The Wellington Metro Upgrade Programme (WMUP), which is part of Future Rail, is a $700 million programme of works to upgrade the existing rail infrastructure and build capacity to support more and faster trains. 

  • Installing modern new power systems for the overhead lines and signals
  • Renewing tracks, including in tunnels, and refurbishing bridges
  • Building additional track, passing loops and platforms so more trains can run
  • Making level crossings safer


What's the impact?

  • Buses will replace some trains when they can’t run on the tracks.
  • For information on train services in your area, visit Metlink.
  • For upcoming short-term works and disruption, check Where we are working.
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Our Future Rail projects

Wellington Station OLE

Wellington Station

We're completely replacing the signalling system

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Wairarapa Line

We're carrying out major maintenance and upgrades

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Plimmerston Christmas works

Kapiti Line

We're making changes to Plimmerton Station

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Hutt Valley Line

We've built a second track at Trentham to Upper Hutt

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Jville Tunnel

Johnsonville Line

We’ve upgraded power equipment, track and drainage systems

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