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KiwiRail teams will improve drainage on the Southern Line, at various locations between Papakura and Puhinui. KiwiRail will also continue with the Third Main Line construction.  

Both projects will impact the Southern and Eastern line trains. There will be:  

  • Early Ramp Downs on some weeknights, when trains will stop running earlier than usual.  
  • Some weekend Blocks of Line when trains will not run. 
  • Where possible, Southern line trains will run from Waitematā Station (Britomart) to Manukau via Puhinui station.

Details of the Early Ramp Downs and Weekend Blocks of Line in January and February are listed on the Stage 3b of the Rail Network Rebuild page.  

Travelling from Manurewa Station

If you're travelling from Manurewa Station, there are several ways you can get around.

During the day, trains will not be impacted by the work as it is happening overnight and at weekends.

In the evenings and at weekends when trains will not be running, rail replacement buses will be available. They will stop at each station between Puhinui and Papakura.

Map of alternative routes from Manurewa Station
  • Bus 33 - High frequency option between Papakura Interchange and Ōtāhuhu Station via Great South Road.
  • Bus 365 - Hourly timetable between Papakura Interchange and Manukau Bus Station via Porchester Road.
  • Rail replacement bus (RBS) stopping at all stations between Papakura and Puhinui.


Please use the AT Mobile app or Journey Planner to plan your trip.

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