Pukekohe Electrification and Upgrades

Following the progress of rail upgrades and electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe
153 photos in this gallery. Showing photos 49 - 72

Fitted out masts for electrification follow the line through Paerata

26 April 2023

The first wire starts in Paerata and runs to Pukekohe

26 April 2023

The first wire starts from this mast, viewed from the pedestrian crossing at Paerata

26 April 2023

Further north at Drury, masts have been installed over both the live Down Main and inactive Up Main

26 April 2023

Masts extending north from Drury. Visible electrification infrastructire is now in various stages from here all the way south to Pukekohe station limits

26 April 2023

At Drury, DL 9135 rolls past track work on the Up Main with train MP5 in tow

26 April 2023

Train MP5 slowly rolls past track machines with DL 9135 on the head

26 April 2023

The newly realigned Up and Down Mains at Drury, with the Up Main nearing completion

26 April 2023

On the other side of the bridge, the new Up Main has started receiving ballast

26 April 2023

At Sutton Road, the masts stop, with a gap between here and Papakura at present

26 April 2023

The upgraded Sutton Road level crossing with initial electrfication infrastructure installed southwards towards Drury

26 April 2023

At Pukekohe, the station building has been cut in half ready to be loaded onto a trailer to be shifted to Matangi

1 May 2023

Half of the Pukekohe station building rests on pallets while waiting for a truck to collect it

1 May 2023

DL 9688 leads train 138 past the half lifted station building. Soon, this will be an empty space free for platform upgrades

1 May 2023

With the first half now trucked to Matangi, the second half of the Pukekohe station building is now sitting on a trailer waiting for its turn to make the journey to the Waikato town

8 May 2023

New platforms start taking shape on the site of the old stabling yard, with the remaining half of the station building waiting for its journey. Removing the station building will allow the existing platforms to be upgraded and extended to handle 9 car trains

8 May 2023

The remaining section of the Pukekohe station building sitting next to the live Down main, shortly before removal

8 May 2023

A sign near the bus station shows a render of the planned station

8 May 2023

Now with a hole in the platform, Pukekohe's station building has now been fully removed from the site. It hasn't made it far however, being parked in a council car park just up the road

10 May 2023

The old and new platforms at Pukekohe. The station building being removed gives a better idea as to what the final station will look like

10 May 2023

A truck drops off conduit next to the new platform, with the missing Pukekohe station building formerly sitting behind the digger

10 May 2023

Creeping past the platform construction, DL 9106 leads train 140 through the work area on the one live track through Pukekohe

7 June 2023

With the station building now removed, the platform is being rebuilt for electrification. DL 9106 leads train 140 past the construction site

7 June 2023

DL 9106 passes the end of the existing platform with train 140 to Mission Bush

7 June 2023

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