How It’s Looking: Baldwin Ave


The major revamp of Baldwin Ave to enable it to take longer trains and be ready for electrification continues as part of the Summer Rail Auckland work.
Here is how Baldwin Ave looks today complete with a new westbound platform and masts:

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


The new DL locos

Glen Eden

Baldwin update with 10 days to go

St George update

Baldwin update

Rossgrove Tce and Baldwin update

Homai Browns Rd, Manurewa

Church St East, Penrose

Waterfront trams

Bridge St, Papatoetoe

St George St, Papatoetoe rail bridge replacement



Baldwin Ave

Quay Park

Purewa Eastern Line track work

Manukau’s new station

CBD Shared Spaces




  1. Matt L says:

    I don’t like how they have put the electrification masts in the platform itself, I thought they were meant to be putting up masts in the middle of the tracks at stations with side platforms

  2. Joshua says:

    Might be wrong, but not sure those are the electrification masks? they look like the flag poles used at stations like onehunga and penrose. Could be wrong, anyone can clarify?

  3. Matt L says:

    Joshua - The rounded poles are the standard light poles used at stations but the square ones with the zig zag pattern on them (the mast closest to the camera on the pic 2,3 and 4) are electrification masts

  4. Andrew says:

    The tamper is working on the freshly relaid track around Rossgrove Tce this afternoon.

  5. Anthony says:

    well if it is, it does look nicer than those grey ones doesn’t it?

  6. T J says:

    Are there moving barriers / bells between Baldwin Ave and Margaret Ave for a pedestrian crossing the tracks, or can you not cross the tracks at Baldwin Ave since it was done up?
    If not, is there a sub way or a plan to build a pedestrian overbridge??
    Cheers - overseas..


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