How It’s Looking: Church St East


Track-lowering under Penrose’s Church St East rail overbridge is being done as part of the electrification preparation during Auckland’s Summer rail programme.

Here how it’s going:

Summer Rail Programme series: How It’s Looking At…
St George update

Baldwin update

Rossgrove Tce and Baldwin update

Homai Browns Rd, Manurewa

Waterfront trams

Bridge St, Papatoetoe

St George St, Papatoetoe rail bridge replacement



Baldwin Ave

Quay Park

Purewa Eastern Line track work
Inside the Manukau trench




  1. patrick says:

    thanks for the pics

  2. patrick says:

    Hi Jon and helpers
    Many thanks for these photos.
    I’m still curious of other works say the eastern line and the bridges in Manurewa.
    there may be a few surprises we don’t know about

  3. Diego says:

    Does anyone know, how much are they lowering the rails?

  4. Matt L says:

    Diego - I’m not 100% sure but I believe there needs to be 5m clearance above the tracks

  5. patrick says:

    there must be a few bridges around panmure that will need attention also

  6. Matt L says:

    Patrick, My understanding is the eastern line will get the bridge works next year. It was the western lines turn last year.

  7. Andrew says:

    The Eastern Line is getting attention at Purewa Tunnel this summer (track lowering and yet another attempt to fix drainage). It will be one of the last lines to be electrified so they have more time to do bridges there.

  8. Diego says:

    Thanks Matt L, appreciate the info :)


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