Orakei Railbridge Project Starts


Preparatory works have begun for the big Orakei rail bridge replacement programme.

The construction site is being set-up set-up, including establishing a yard and working to protect services that run along bridge, and some test drilling is being done over the next few weeks.

ORAKEI RAIL BRIDGE: The bridge will be raised by one metre

The bridge over the North island Main Trunk line is being replaced to ensure there’s enough clearance for the overhead wires for the electric EMUs.

ORAKEI: Diggers arrive to get ready for rail bridge replacement project


Just before Christmas, the work begins with:

  • Bridge works – building the first of two spans over the existing bridge structure, part demolition of existing bridge during Christmas shutdown
  • Pedestrian – diversion via temporary overbridge
  • Road traffic - shifted to basin side, two-way traffic maintained at all times

Park and Ride changes may be required throughout the works.

ORAKEI PARK N RIDE; Don’t rely on it up to July

It’s a six-month project but 2 lanes will be maintained throughout.

More on the Orakei programme through to July




  1. Cliff Dew says:

    Are there any pictures etc about the Mt. Wellington Higway 0ver bridge. it seems to be 4 lanes with maybe a flyover to Sylvia Park Rd.
    It is a very restricted flow at the moment, but is there any details available ?


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