Pukekohe Electrification and Upgrades

Following the progress of rail upgrades and electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe
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With track work now largely complete, attention has shifted to the platform and its fixtures. Shown here are the new shelters on the new platform, conveniently starting at the stairs

12 February 2024

The stairs themselves are also covered, and alongside the existing shelters, passengers can stay dry all the way from the bus to their train

12 February 2024

Working in the station area is ETM 622 and ETM 676, putting the final touches on the track

12 February 2024

ETM 622 and ETM 676 sit at the platform shortly before doing another run on the tracks. The track on the right appears to be a backshunt from the stabling yard, with trains not able to access the eastern platforms directly from there

12 February 2024

Looking north, the new platform and shelters are starting to look like a completed station again

12 February 2024

With the end of the upgrade project fast approaching, station signage has now started appearing around the platforms

26 April 2024

The bridge over the station has had its sides temporarily boarded up, while finishing touches are applied to the station

26 April 2024

The southern end of the new shelter on the existing platforms are almost complete, while the northern half still needs the surface sealed

26 April 2024

Hi-rail vehicles sit on the backshunt waiting for their next duties while other work is carried out

26 April 2024

Pukekohe station is edging closer to completion, with station signage at the platforms and on the footbridge now installed

5 July 2024

Pukekohe will be a gated station on reopening like many others on the network, with ticket gates seen here being installed

5 July 2024

A worker installs PID signage on Platform 3 to inform passengers of the next service

5 July 2024

The outside of the bridge is now complete, with artwork spanning the panels across Platform 4

5 July 2024

DL 9481 leads train 140 through Pukekohe on the Up Main, with trains now able to use all tracks through Pukekohe station limits

5 July 2024

The following day, AM 836 became the first EMU to run to Pukekohe under its own power, performing a number of tests within the station

6 July 2024

AM 836 pulls back into Pukekohe station after moving from Platform 4 to Platform 3

6 July 2024

AM 836 stops just as it enters Platform 3 at Pukekohe on a test run

6 July 2024

The day after its first run to Pukekohe, AM 836 made a series of trips between Papakura and Pukeohe on several test runs. The unit is seen here crossing Sutton Road on a return trip to Papakura

7 July 2024

The pantograph on AMP 836 is at full stretch as the unit crosses Sutton Road heading back to Papakura. A nearby house moving company uses this crossing frequently, likely the reason for the wires being at their maximum height in this section

7 July 2024

After turning around at Papakura, AM 836 makes another run to Pukekohe. In this direction, the train ran on the opposing main

7 July 2024

After a lunch break for the crew in Pukekohe, AM 836 returns to Papakura, seen here passing through Paerata

7 July 2024

AM 836 heads around the curves as it enteres Paerata station limits. To the right is the non-electrified Mission Bush Branch

7 July 2024

AM 836 speeds through Paerata on a run back to Papakura

7 July 2024

After turning around at Papakura again, AM 836 passes through Drury on its way south

7 July 2024

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