Electrification Works


Several weekend closures over August and September have seen more progress toward work for the electrification of Auckland’s rail.

Along the western line, cantilevers and portals were being installed in preparation for electric trains.


There was also bridge works at the Sandringham Road rail bridge.

There were  foundation works at Newmarket and track maintenance works at Parnell between the tunnel and bridge.

Taking place at Penrose was maintenance and welding work and at Otahuhu earthing and bonding and foundation work to ready platforms for electric trains.

More preparatory works for electrification was carried out between Puhinui and Wiri and signaling work in Papatoetoe.  There were be platform works at Takanini station, and track alignment at Homai.





  1. Pickle says:

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