Busy Weekend For Wellington Rail


A busy weekend coming up for Wellington rail improvements.

In the main railway station yard, workers will progress the installation of a third main line at the entrance to Wellington Station, which once operational later this year.

Elsewhere on the network, upgrade work will continue on the overhead lines which power Wellington’s electric trains.

As part of the current upgrade, KiwiRail is installing almost 230 km of wiring and replacing many of the wooden poles which support those wires.

This work will enable newer, more powerful trains to run and allow the rail network to carry more traffic and improve its overall reliability.

Buses replace some trains this coming weekend at the Wellington railway station

The Tawa St level crossing near Redwood Station in Tawa will also be upgraded following the re-opening of the station itself this week. The rail, sleepers and road surface will all be replaced this weekend, with crews working around the clock to get the work done.

To allow the rail improvement works to take place, buses will replace trains between Wellington and Johnsonville, Waterloo and Tawa from 4am Saturday 8 May to midnight Sunday 9 May. Wairarapa services will be replaced by buses between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

The Overlander services will operate as normal. Because of upgrade work to the platforms at Wellington Railway Station, bus replacements will depart from the front of Wellington Station, rather than Platform 9 as usual.




  1. anthony says:

    Wellington, once again a step ahead of the big city.


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