KiwiRail is electrifying Auckland’s rail network. Electrification is a vital step towards the creation of a modern and sustainable passenger transport network.
It will mean quieter and more reliable train services, allowing rail to take a more prominent role in the region’s transport mix. Electrification will extend from Papakura in the south to Swanson in the west, and include the Onehunga Branch Line and Manukau Rail Link.
Trains will be powered from a wire held overhead by masts and cantilevers. The 25kv AC power system (currently used on the North Island Main Trunk between Hamilton and Palmerston North), is used widely overseas and was assessed as the most suitable option for Auckland.
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