Pukekohe Electrification and Upgrades

Following the progress of rail upgrades and electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe
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Looking south, the platform surfaces are being worked on, with track largely complete in this area

30 October 2023

Platform structures popping up here include the frame for the shelter and a ticket booth. Some track for the western most platform has also started to be laid

30 October 2023

At the south end, a new signal has been lit up, indicating the track may come into use very soon

30 October 2023

At Pukekohe during a weekend Block of Line, trucks are in place on the now-active Up Main installing overhead wires

26 November 2023

With a cable reel on one truck and a scissor lift for workers on the other, the trucks slowly head back towards the platform after anchoring the new wire in place

26 November 2023

Workers hook the new cable onto temporary hooks as the trucks roll it out

26 November 2023

Behind the trucks, workers on hi-rail cherry pickers attach the cable into their permanent mounts

26 November 2023

With platform and track work almost complete, new wiring at the station gives a great idea of what the completed project will look like

26 November 2023

Platform work at the south end of the station with the trucks still installing wires. In the background, track work for the stabling yard is nearing completion

26 November 2023

Looking north, the crossovers connecting each platform are also nearing completion. Note the cut and now-former Down Main between crossovers; this will no longer be the primary southbound route upon completion, with the (presumed) Down Main in the centre not being on any platform

26 November 2023

Although most track is now in place, the fourth platform is still missing any sign of track beyond a stub at the north end. To the left, the new lift shaft for the new platforms is taking shape

26 November 2023

Looking over the north end of the new platforms, with the shelter quickly taking shape

26 November 2023

A few days into the New Year, the lift shaft at Pukekohe now has its decorative elements, and looking almost complete

3 January 2024

Also early in the New Year, track work at Pukekohe appears to be largely complete, with all track in place and just some signalling work to be done

3 January 2024

Looking the other way towards Papakura, the frame for the new shelter on the new platforms is now in place. It's now easy to imagine the look of the completed station

3 January 2024

Between platforms, track is in place and awaiting tamping. From this angle, multiple crossovers are visible allowing trains to arrive and depart simultaneously

3 January 2024

Now looking south towards Hamilton, the same tracks pass the inner platforms. The shelter frame for the existing platform is also well in progress

3 January 2024

Further north in Drury, station construction has commented, with earthworks and the first signs of the edge of a platform appearing

3 January 2024

A close up view of the start of the edge of the platform, for Drury station. The new station is roughly in the same location as the original station, which closed in 1972

3 January 2024

An overview of the station construction site, with the platform on the far right. A bus layover is set to be constructed in place of Flanagan Road at this position, with a park and ride occupying the land where the green house is located - a second house behind has already been demolished

3 January 2024

As part of the 2023/2024 shutdown works, the overhead electrification between Papakura and Pukekohe is set to be commissioned. Here, at Sutton Road, work is undertaken on the wires ahead of livening

3 January 2024

At Papakura, the wires are seemlessly connected to the existing electrification, though a section remains missing across Boundary Road while the crossing is upgraded

3 January 2024

One of KiwiRail's newest tampers, ETM 703 sits at Papakura waiting for its next duty

3 January 2024

ETM 703 waiting at Papakura for its next job. As part of the signalling upgrade to Pukekohe, new directing signals were installed for arrivals into the platforms

3 January 2024

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