Wairarapa Line

Travelling by train to and from Wellington is a very popular option for Wairarapa residents.  KiwiRail is working with GWRC to plan and carry out a significant upgrade of the rail line to enable faster trains services on this line.

While well maintained, parts of the existing track are nearing the end of their useful life, which means speed restrictions are in place. Funding from the Government will allow us to replace the track in those areas so trains can run at optimal speeds. 

This work will be carried out at several locations along the line and will include:

  • Renewing tracks - Remutuka tunnels and along 60 km between Upper Hutt and Masterton.
  • Renewing three bridges.
  • Renewing signalling between Upper Hutt and Featherston.

Our teams are working closely with GWRC to plan these works, which are expected to begin in 2020.