Pukekohe Electrification and Upgrades

Following the progress of rail upgrades and electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe
153 photos in this gallery. Showing photos 97 - 120

The new lift takes shape as it rises above the new platform

28 July 2023

With all of the platform edges now in place, track laying has commenced. Here, sleepers in the original location of the Up Main and roughly the same place as the old loop has been laid for the new platform tracks

23 August 2023

The location of the new platforms is now clear, with all but one with at least sleepers in place

23 August 2023

Looking the other way, construction of stairs to access the new platforms has started. Lifts for disabled access is on the other side of the bridge

23 August 2023

Breaking up the noise of construction work, DL 9792 passes by with train 140 in tow

23 August 2023

DL 9792 passes the end of the original southbound platform and directing signal, before crossing back to the Up Main

23 August 2023

The lift shaft for the new platforms takes shape around the rest of the construction work

23 August 2023

Further progress at Pukekohe, as new stairs are installed for platform access. This set replaces the previous set for the existing platform, now heading straight down instead of turning around halfway down

11 September 2023

New track has been laid next to the platforms, as well as a third track between the platforms

11 September 2023

On the north end, the new tracks don't yet have all ballast in place. Points have also been installed for access to the platforms from the Up and Down mains

11 September 2023

Stairs have also been installed on the new platform, giving a more complete look

11 September 2023

At the south end of the yard, access trackage has been laid for the new stabling yard

11 September 2023

Overhead masts and fittings have made their way to at least Boundary Road, almost ready for wires

12 September 2023

One crossing south, the upgraded alarms at Opaheke Road are silhouetted against the setting sun

12 September 2023

Masts in this area have also been installed, though not yet with wire fittings

12 September 2023

Further south at Sutton Road, part of the Down Main has been lifted for formation works, with trains now using the Up Main. Overhead masts in this area also do not yet have fittings for wires, though one wires now terminates here

12 September 2023

Overhead masts at Sutton Road looking north

12 September 2023

After sunset, signals provide most of the light at Drury. Here, some wires have been installed

12 September 2023

At Pukekohe station, masts for electrification have now appeared above all tracks

4 October 2023

Masts above trackwork at the north end of the station. The tracks appear to now be connected to the Up Main, with work on the Down Main to be completed during a line closure

4 October 2023

Looking south, masts spanning all three middle tracks are in place, and track work towards the stabling yard can be seen

4 October 2023

Just south of Pukekohe station, masts are in place just beyond the Subway Road overbridge

4 October 2023

The new track through Pukekohe has now been connected to the Up Main at the north end, with one track almost ready for use

30 October 2023

A view further back, work on both platforms is progressing, with one starting to have structures installed

30 October 2023

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