Level crossing improvements on Wairarapa Line

Patrick Dunford made this Official Information request to KiwiRail

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From: Patrick Dunford

Dear KiwiRail,

What specific solutions are proposed for each of the level crossings on the Wairarapa Line which are to receive safety improvements under the NZ Upgrade or other related current programmes and which crossings are proposed for closure?

Yours faithfully,

Patrick Dunford

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From: Dave Allard

Good afternoon Patrick
Please see below the response form our Wairarapa Upgrades Team.

KiwiRail has funding from the New Zealand Upgrade Programme (NZUP) to improve the 30 public road level crossings between the Remutaka Tunnel and Masterton. Improvements include half arm barriers, warning lights and bells, automatic pedestrian gates on footpaths at urban level crossings, as well as some closures.
These improvements will help improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians, and allow for shorter commuter journeys.

We are currently reviewing the viability of some level crossings.
The list of closures and upgrades is not yet confirmed.
We are currently engaging with Wairarapa Councils to determine next steps.

We will keep residents and commuters informed.


Dave Allard  | Senior Government Relations Advisor
DDI: 027 201 8182
Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand


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