Where we are working

We are currently carrying out an accelerated programme of work to replace and repair worn rail across the Auckland metro network.

What we're doing

We need to work on about 100km of rail track, across the Southern, Eastern and Western lines. We can only repair or replace the rail track when there are no trains running.
We are working closely with Auckland Transport to organise appropriate times to complete these works.

When we're working

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.
When our teams are able to work 24/7 they can finish the job more quickly and with less overall disruption for both neighbours and those using the trains.
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.

Scheduled dates for our work

(Updated: 28 October 2020)

Southern line:

Homai to Papakura
Monday 19 October to Sunday 15 November (day and night work)

Papakura to Pukekohe
From Thursday 22 October (day and night work)
This work involves geotechnical investigations and vegetation clearance

Road closure at Manuroa Road, Takanini 
Saturday 7 November 6pm - 6am 
The rail crossing will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians - detours will be in place 

Road closure at Walters Road, Takanini 
Sunday 8 November 6pm - 6am 
The rail crossing will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians - detours will be in place

Please note: These dates are subject to change.


The Rail Grinder:

Otahuhu to Penrose 
From Friday 30 October to Thursday 5 November  
The rail grinder will be working between midnight and 4:30am on the tracks between Otahuhu and Penrose Stations


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.