Where we are working

This page is regularly updated to keep our neighbours aware of any significant planned work our team is doing out on Auckland's busy rail network. KiwiRail teams also regularly complete a wide range of essential maintenance activities to keep Auckland's rail network running safely - find out more.   

If you would like to be added to our community database so we can keep you better informed about what is planned, please email us at contactus@kiwirail.co.nz with your name, address and preferred contact details.

Christmas holiday network shutdown

Auckland’s rail network will temporarily close to passenger services between 26 December and 23 January so that work can go ahead safely and efficiently on several projects that will ultimately allow faster, more frequent and more reliable train services.

Find out more about Auckland rail improvement work over the Christmas shutdown here.


Our current worksites: Major track renewals and network upgrades 

This page was last updated on 22 November 2021.

Britomart                                        Ongoing 

Weekend and overnight track works 

Southern Line

Newmarket - Sarawia Street:             Monday 22 November to Wednesday 25 November

Overnight track works

Remuera - Ellerslie Stations:              November 28 - mid December

Night time ground investigation works

Westfield to Puhinui:                          Ongoing 

Work across multiple sites to build the Third Main

Papakura to Pukekohe:                      Ongoing 

Work across multiple sites to prepare for electrification          

Western Line                                       

Swanson:              Saturday 4 December - Sunday 5 December

Day-time drainage works

Kumeu:              Saturday December 11 - Sunday December 12

Access Road level crossing upgrade -  road closure between Main Rd and Shamrock Dr  5.30am to 7.30pm both days. Pedestrian and cyclist access available.



How this work affects you

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.

Questions or concerns?

You can get in touch with our Community Engagement team via our online form or email: contactus@kiwirail.co.nz

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.