The Auckland Electrification Project to date was the largest railway infrastructure project seen in New Zealand’s railway corridor.

The scope of the work included:

  • Re-signalling Auckland’s Network

  • Foundations

  • Erecting traction masts

  • Running overhead wires.

DC Signals were at the forefront of planning and implementing railway access necessary for project teams to complete the work. DC Signals excelled in applying protection systems that enable access to some of New Zealand’s complex and busiest junctions. A significant proportion of work took place during operation of both metro and freight services with major block of lines used for more intrusive aspects of the project. Our highly skilled and experienced field staff were fully engaged with project teams to ensure both safety compliance and maximum productivity.  

DC Signals work closely with appropriate stakeholders including project managers and KiwiRail Zero Harm personnel to ensure full compliance to KiwiRail Operating Rules and Procedures, while also developing amendments to enhance access opportunities. An example of this is the utilisation of Vortok fencing which DC Signals was first to utilise and pioneered its implementation in New Zealand’s railway corridor.