Where we are working

KiwiRail and its contractors are always working to maintain and upgrade Wellington's rail network. Our teams try to keep disturbance to a minimum, but sometimes you will notice work going on in your area. 

This page lists significant upcoming short-term activity and disruption in the Wellington region. (Short-notice maintenance jobs to keep the trains running safely are not usually listed here.) 

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Wairarapa Line

Featherston - Fitzherbert St level crossing

Note: SH2 will remain open during these works

  • April 2024: On weekdays throughout April we will be working on the pedestrian section of the Fitzherbert St level crossing, including some nighttime work. This will enable us to complete the job with round-the-clock works over ANZAC weekend (25 to 28 April).

Woodside Station

  • During the Christmas 2023/24 shutdown we started construction of a new passing loop. Work in this area will continue throughout 2024.

Wellington Railway Station

  • We expect to be working many weekends, all public holidays and most nights between now and the end of 2024
  • Some of the work will be noisy, including beeping trucks as they reverse and a tamping machine that packs down the ballast under the tracks.

Kapiti Line 

Pukerua Bay

  • We are in the early stages of exploring possible sites for a new substation that is needed on the Kapiti Line.


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