Where we are working

KiwiRail is carrying out a $1billion programme of work to upgrade and modernise Auckland’s metro network. This includes work to replace and repair worn rail across the network.

Track closures and rail work on the Western line

We are temporarily closing sections of the Western line in order for us to repair and replace worn out rail track.

Scheduled closures for rail work on the Western line:

Sunday 20 December to Thursday 24 December 2021 – New Lynn to Swanson

Saturday 26 December to Sunday 10 January 2021 – All of Western line

Monday 11 January to Sunday 17 January – Britomart to Glen Eden

Monday 18 January to Sunday 24 January – Newmarket to Glen Eden

The map below shows our planned work.

Auckland Line Christmas Work full map 2020

More about our rail replacement programme

We are continuing to repair or replace about 100km of rail track across the Southern, Eastern and Western lines. We can only do this when there are no trains running.
We are working closely with Auckland Transport to organise appropriate times to complete these works.
When our teams are able to work 24/7 they can finish the job more quickly and with less overall disruption for both corridor neighbours and train users
We are closing sections of the network to trains for up to four weeks at a time, so our teams can get this work done.

Trains are also being stopped earlier in the evening than usual on some lines, so we can reduce the number of nights we need to work in your neighbourhood.

The Rail Grinder

Our rail grinders will not be operating between 17 December 2020 and 10 January 2021.

*The grinder operation dates are subject to change


Email notifications

To receive notifications of our upcoming work straight to your inbox please email your name, address and contact details to contactus@kiwirail.co.nz

How this work affects you

You may experience noise and vibration from machinery, lights and vehicles moving around. We are aware that this may disturb some of our neighbours and we apologise for this.
Our staff and contractors are mindful when working in residential areas and work hard to get the work done as quickly and quietly as possible.
The track is replaced or repaired in several phases and our teams may need to return at different times to the track near your property.
Additional work may also be required at a future date to complete the job. Keep an eye on our schedule  below as we update our areas of work.

Questions or concerns?

You can get in touch with our Community team via our online form or
email: contactus@kiwirail.co.nz
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this essential work to improve Auckland's rail network.