Archive for: Ontrack

Unsung Heroes Of The Year

Unsung Heroes Of The Year

They don’t get to open train stations or have the sort of family Christmas break most Kiwis have. Again this weekend and every day from Boxing Day, they’re...

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Video: Finishing New Lynn

Video: Finishing New Lynn

Workers took advantage of New Lynn’s temporary train station being closed today to work on the completion of the New Lynn station proper and other work around...

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Mt Albert Platforms Extended

Mt Albert Platforms Extended

Another Auckland train station is getting readied for electric trains. This time it’s Mt Albert where work is starting on extending the platforms. Mt Albert...

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Photos: New Barrier Arms

Photos: New Barrier Arms

New train barrier arms, shorter and made in America, were being installed at Mt Eden’s George St crossing today and apparently will appear in other places. The...

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Photos: Avondale Wrapped Up

Photos: Avondale Wrapped Up

The shelters and platforms look close to finishing and Avondale’s new railway station is getting near to prime-time launch. But the station has been completely...

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Western Train Line Duplication Project Going Well -Today’s Photos

Western Train Line Duplication Project Going Well -Today’s Photos

Track testing and maintenance continues this afternoon around the new Western Line train duplication –  the penultimate phase of the duplication – and...

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Autumn Rail Spruce Up Continues

Autumn Rail Spruce Up Continues

Besides the big projects, OnTrack workmen continued to spruce up the track around the Auckland rail network today. This afternoon, they were busy between Kingsland...

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Laying Second Rail Track – Photos

Laying Second Rail Track – Photos

The exciting work being done during this Easter shutdown of the rail network, is KiwiRail laying the next part of the Western Line second track. It’s slow...

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Western Line Duplication – Video

Western Line Duplication – Video

Here is a video of the second Western line work between the Boston Road train station and Khyber Pass Road: SEE PHOTOS of the work HERE

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Easter Rail Work: The Noisy Stoner – Video, Photos

Easter Rail Work: The Noisy Stoner – Video, Photos

Track maintenance sounds less spectacular than preparing a new train station but it can be oddly fascinating. And it’s as important to the running of Auckland...

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Even Graffiti Wiped For Shiny New Grafton Station-Photos

Even Graffiti Wiped For Shiny New Grafton Station-Photos

‘ “Train art” got wiped out this afternoon around the Boston Rd end of the new Grafton train station, as final touch up work continued in preparation...

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Easter Rail Shutdown Starts

Easter Rail Shutdown Starts

A big long weekend of rail development work kicked off this morning in both Auckland and Wellington. While most businesses have today off,  workers were already...

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Inside The Manukau Rail Link Construction – Close Up Photos

Inside The Manukau Rail Link Construction – Close Up Photos

The trench walls are complete for the Manukau rail link project and trench excavation has begun. Diggers are starting to remove earth from what will be a 300m-long...

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Grafton At Platform Level -Photo

Grafton At Platform Level -Photo

Here a sneak preview of how Grafton’s new station feels standing down at platform level (thanks Ontrack, ARTA).. It’s certainly a change from the ground...

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Overhead Power Work Dominates Wellington Rail’s Easter

Overhead Power Work Dominates Wellington Rail’s Easter

Easter will also be a busy time on the Wellington line as the work on improvements there continue. During Easter, work will take place on all lines around the region,...

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How Will Motorists Cope With Electric Trains?

How Will Motorists Cope With Electric Trains?

Now that Auckland’s rail electrification is all go with its promise of the new electric trains running every 10 minutes, another problem needs to be wrestled...

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Grafton Station Getting Closer – Latest Photos

Grafton Station Getting Closer – Latest Photos

Grafton station, which replaces Boston Rd station, is only weeks away from opening. It will be so good to end the craziness of a train stopping outside a prison. Overseas...

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Update On Train Station Improvements Before The RWC

Update On Train Station Improvements Before The RWC

There is still work to be done around some of Auckland’s established train stations before the RWC. But there will be no more new actual railway station revamps...

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New Lynn’s New Temporary Train Station Almost Ready – Photos

New Lynn’s New Temporary Train Station Almost Ready – Photos

Workers are putting the finishing touches to New Lynn’s new temporary train station, being used from Monday morning. The temporary station is inside the...

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Construction Continues At New Lynn Train Station – Photos

Construction Continues At New Lynn Train Station – Photos

Construction continues on the building of the new New Lynn transport hub and finishing off the rail trench. This continues as trains move underground from Monday...

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ARC’s Shock Concerns About Newmarket’s New Station: “How Did This Happen?”

ARC’s Shock Concerns About Newmarket’s New Station: “How Did This Happen?”

Outrage is growing at the discovery that Ontrack has decided not to install one of the track links between the western line and platform 4 at the new Newmarket station. AEC...

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Parnell Train Station Idea Picks Up Urgent Pace

Parnell Train Station Idea Picks Up Urgent Pace

There will be a flurry of activity in the next few weeks to move forward the idea of a Parnell train stop at Cheshire Street, where Mainline Steam has its present...

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Newmarket Progressing: Major Second Track Work Starts in A Month (Photos)

Newmarket Progressing: Major Second Track Work Starts in A Month (Photos)

Newmarket’s train station is looking closer to being finished and is on time for its scheduled opening in the third week of January – but there’s...

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ARC Tries To Flush out Govt On Train Funding

ARC Tries To Flush out Govt On Train Funding

Good on ARC chief Mike Lee for trying to flush out the Government over its disturbing cone of silence about funding for Auckland’s train electrification. As...

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Newmarket Is Smelling Nice (Video Photos)

Newmarket Is Smelling Nice (Video Photos)

I love wandering around Newmarket smelling the rail development. Everywhere you look there is work being done. When I get miserable about the indecisiveness of the...

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