This project will
Provide better connection from rail trail to rail station
Help improve safety for trail and train users
Improve wayfinding for pedestrians
We’re planning to build an extension of the Western Rail Trail as a direct route to the Frankton Rail Station, to provide a safe and accessible connection for both walking and biking.
The upgrades include:
This work complements the installation of a covered bike shelter at the rail station for passengers using the Te Huia rail service, operated by the Waikato Regional Council. This project will improve connections to the Western Rail Trail, along with a number of new upgrades on Killarney Road, Lake Domain Road and Kahikatea Drive.
This project is funded by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency’s Transport Choices programme, which will help create a connected network across the city, supporting Council’s move to a low emissions transport system in response to climate change.
September 2023Consultation was held with KiwiRail as the landowner. The project has moved to the design phase.
October 2023With final design and construction approval from Waka Kotahi, we expect work to begin in October 2023.
December 2023Our goal is to complete the project by late 2023. All projects in the Transport Choices programme will be completed by June 2024.
Last updated 27 November 2023