Transport service changes as Pukekohe heads towards electrification


KiwiRail and Auckland Transport are working together to build a modern train station suitable for future needs as the town of Pukekohe grows.

Auckland’s metro rail network was electrified in 2015, and as part of the New Zealand Upgrade Program in early 2020, KiwiRail received funding for the electrification to be extended to Pukekohe.

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Hurstbridge Line duplication powers on

The Victorian Government is powering ahead in preparation to duplicate 3.5 kilometres of the Hurstbridge line and open two modern stations at Greensborough and Montmorency by the middle of 2023, with big changes happening on the ground.

The once-in-a-generation investment in the city’s north-east rail corridor will allow more trains to run more often, create less crowding on peak services and better connections to public transport.

Crews are making rapid progress on piling works to create strong soil foundations to support the weight of the new Plenty River bridge. Around September, the new 50-metre-long steel bridge will be lifted into place in two sections. Railway Road, which passes under the existing bridge will remain closed until August, before closing again temporarily to safely lower the sections of the new bridge into place.

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$10.6 billion funding for regional NSW