Pukekohe Electrification and Upgrades

Following the progress of rail upgrades and electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe
174 photos in this gallery. Showing photos 73 - 96

The future site of the platform is clear here, as machinery for drilling the holes sits on the new platform

7 June 2023

Still a hive of activity, the new platform edging sits in place at Pukekohe station

7 June 2023

With the project now progressing incredibly quickly, contact wire has appeared between Pukekohe and Paerata. Seen here are the new overhead wires crossing Cape Hill Road near Pukekohe

11 June 2023

Looking the other way at Cape Hill Road, the rail overbridge has had a few new features added for the electrification project

11 June 2023

At Paerata, wires have been installed over the junction with the Mission Bush Branch, including wiring the crossovers

11 June 2023

Looking the other way, the wires make it as far as the Heights Road level crossing, but don't quite cross the road yet

11 June 2023

At Pukekohe, the original platform has almost completely disappeared for rebuilding

17 June 2023

The north end of the existing platform has been completely dug out, with a signal still in place now protecting nothing

17 June 2023

At the north end, the new platform has started to be filled in, while the old platform has been completely dug out for rebuilding

17 June 2023

Just south of the footbridge, a concrete pour has started on the new platform. Behind th concrete truck, a digger carries on digging out the existing platform

17 June 2023

The diger has now stopped work while DL 9095 slowly rolls past with train MP4

17 June 2023

DL 9095 crawls through Pukekohe station with train MP4, immediately next to the remains of the existing platform

17 June 2023

At Pukekohe, while the original platform is still largely missing, some structures above the platform have started to appear

8 July 2023

Looking south along the rail corridor, the edge of the platform to be built can clearly be made out

8 July 2023

On the western platform, a new structure for the lift has started to be installed, to be connected to the existing bridge

8 July 2023

North of Pukekohe, DL 9665 leads an empty train MP7S through Paerata, underneath newly installed electrification infrastructure

8 July 2023

DL 9665 is about to pass underneath the end of wires as it leads train MP7S across Crown Road

8 July 2023

Heading the other way, DL 9262 and DL 9227 lead train 228 north towards Auckland. Paerata to Drury is currently operating as a single track during construction work

8 July 2023

DL 9262 and DL 9227 cross Crown Road running opposing main through Paerata

8 July 2023

Further north at Drury, electrification masts have been installed but don't yet have wires. Train 228 rolls through Drury and underneath State Highway 1

8 July 2023

At Drury south of Waihoehoe Road, the tracks have been realigned towards the east, away from the shopping centre. This is the planned site of the Drury station, so it's likely the work was done to fit the platforms

8 July 2023

The new S bend at the southern end of the realignment, before the line passes under State Highway 1

8 July 2023

The Drury motorway interchange is being rebuilt above the line, in part to enable wires to pass underneath. The existing bridge is too low for wires to pass underneath so the motorway work was required for electrification to proceed

8 July 2023

At Pukekohe, the extension to the existing platform is now more defined, and the formation for the track flattened out

28 July 2023

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