A date for the reopening of the Hawke’s Bay-Gisborne railway line between Napier and Wairoa is still to be set, although repairs at the site of a washout in Northern Hawke’s Bay are close to finished.
The line was closed by KiwiRail in late 2012 after a washout on the Wairoa-Gisborne sector and was to have reopened late last year to meet logging industry demand for railway transport to Napier Port.
But those plans were derailed by another washout last September, on the southern approaches to the Mangaturanga viaduct, north of Raupunga.
Photo: The embankment built after the reopening of the Napier-Wairoa railway was delayed by a washout north of Raupunga last September.
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Posted: 15 March 2019