Milestone achieved on the Papakura to Pukekohe Electrification Upgrade Project

Months of careful planning was rewarded when the final section of a historical railway building was removed from Pukekohe station last month as part of the Papakura to Pukekohe Electrification Upgrade Project (or P2P). The redevelopment of the station meant there was insufficient space for the building to fit on the new platforms. It was subsequently removed by a passionate historian and private collector and will be added to his historical precinct at Matangi.

The wider Pukekohe station area is set for a huge overhaul, featuring longer platforms to accommodate longer passenger trains, modern passenger station facilities, staff facilities and train stabling capacity. All work is being constructed while trains continue to transverse through the station, making the project highly complex.

Acting as the project manager for KiwiRail, in collaboration with Auckland Transport and Auckland One Rail, Frequency has been integrated with the KRG project team since 2020 providing advice, project management, design management and stakeholder management for the delivery phase of the project.

Funded through the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme, this P2P project is part of KiwiRail’s more than $1.5 billion investment in the Auckland Metro Upgrade Programme to modernise the rail network in New Zealand’s biggest city. The investment will provide people increased access and integration with the rail commuter network and will bring wider environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities.