Christchurch Transport Blog: Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More 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… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?

Christchurch Transport Blog: Incident at Otaihanga Road Level Crossing

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More There has been an incident at Otaihanga Road Level Crossing – ALCAM #332 at 51.61 km on the NIMT between Paraparaumu and Waikanae. A train was stopped close to, but not on, the crossing, due to a failure, and the barrier arms remained down for about a… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Incident at Otaihanga Road Level Crossing

Christchurch Transport Blog: NZ First tries to claim moral high ground in airport rail debate

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More Recently in transport news there has been a lot of debate over the shelving of the Auckland light rail to the airport proposals. Much of that has centred around the role played by NZ First which is implacably opposed to the development, to the extent that their… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: NZ First tries to claim moral high ground in airport rail debate