Being a good neighbour

Our construction works will create a better rail network for Wellington commuters. As it is a big project some disruption is inevitable for those living near to and using the trains over the coming years. 

We’re mindful of how our work affects neighbours and strive to finish projects as quickly and efficiently as possible.  

We’re working with Metlink to balance the need to minimise disruption and keep people and freight moving with the need to increase access to the tracks for construction by replacing trains with buses off peak, over weekends and public holidays.

What you can expect if you’re living next to a rail upgrade project

Improving the rail network is a major project and that means our workers need safe access to the tracks.

We aim to minimise disruption by doing as much work as possible during weekday daytime hours but some work is required when trains are not running at night, over weekends and on public holidays.

We acknowledge that the work is likely to cause some disturbance for people living and working along the rail corridor. The machinery we use can create noise, vibration and dust, plus lights which are visible during night work.

If your home, business or school is near the rail corridor and is directly affected by our work you can expect to receive information before it starts.

Our staff and contractors are very mindful of our rail neighbours and work hard to get this essential work done as quickly and quietly as possible. We appreciate your continued patience as we carry out this work.

Got a query about the rail construction in your area?

Check out your local Metro Line page to find out more about what’s happening in your area:

  • Johnsonville
  • Waiarapa Line - coming soon
  • Kapiti Line - coming soon
  • Hutt Valley Line
  • Melling Line - coming soon
  • Wellington Railway Station - coming soon

We will do everything we can to keep the disturbance to a minimum but if you are finding it difficult please contact us on:

Changes to train services during construction


Buses will replace trains when they can’t run due to construction. Visit MetLink to find out about changes to passenger services in your area.