Manukau Rail Link

Work to extend the reach of Auckland's railway network with the creation of Manukau City's new transport hub is now complete.

It is the first new rail route to be built in Auckland since the Eastern line in 1930. It is predicted to be one of New Zealand's busiest stations, competing with Newmarket for the second highest number of passengers after Britomart.

The 2km section of new track will link Davies Ave in Manukau City with the Southern railway line at Puhinui. The track runs under Lambie Drive and Plunket Ave and across Hayman Park.

The $50m project now has electrific trains using it and runs alongside the New Zealand Transport Agency's SH20 link with SH1. It is mostly double-tracked to achieve convenient and frequent services.

Part of the rail link runs inside a 300m trench beginning at Lambie Dr and finishing at Davies Ave. It is 7m deep at its deepest point and 18m wide at its widest.

For a map of the Manukau Rail Link click here