Holiday 2021/22 track work

Track work and upgrades around the Auckland rail network during the holiday season
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At Paerata, an extra crossover has been installed here as well, complementing the existing crossover which allows access to the Mission Bush branch from the north. This also takes advantage of the new signalling, and allows more flexibility in operations

4 January 2022

Another view of the new crossover at Paerata, waiting to be tamped. On this day, electrical work was being done for the new track

4 January 2022

At Pukekohe, formation work has been completed and a base of ballast laid, with new track starting to appear on top

4 January 2022

Looking from Stadium Drive, the rough track layout is starting to take shape, although with still more track to lay in the next week and a half

4 January 2022

Close up view of the new track layout just north of the platform. New crossovers are being installed and the Up and Down mains are being realigned through this area

4 January 2022

North of the bridge, scissor crossovers have been installed, meaning trains no longer have to travel south of the station to switch tracks if a shuttle and northbound freight train arrive at Pukekohe at the same time

4 January 2022

With the work at Pukekohe now done for the holidays, the new track layout for the year is visible. The alignment of the new Down Main compared to the existing Up Main suggests this is just a temporary layout

9 January 2022

The new scissor crossover in place and almost ready to be used. Parts of rail from the new crossover have been removed as the signalling system has likely not yet been set up to handle it

9 January 2022

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