At about 3:30 pm on Thursday 13 May, a level crossing accident occurred at Saunders Road, which is at 185.0 km on the North Island Main Trunk, therefore being 4.5 km north of Marton. The accident involved a truck and a southbound freight train and has resulted in the death of the truck driver. Subsequently… Continue reading Level Crossing Accident at Saunders Road, Marton
Since last July, work has been underway at the Heathcote River in Opawa, Christchurch, to rebuild the double track rail bridge there. The photos below are from a recent track occupancy which was being done in order to construct a new abutment at the west (or in railway terms, south) end of the bridge. This… Continue reading Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?
At this stage it’s uncertain where commuter rail proposas for Christchurch will go to in the near future. The article title is based on the understanding that the latest bus system improvement plan seeks to prioritise bus services and make them more viable and attractive to passengers, this includes the rather obvious attempts by CCC… Continue reading CCC Opposition To Commuter Rail Continues? Where To Now For CR Campaign?