Rail Infrastructure


The CentrePort Rail to Port project was focused on rebuilding the siding on to the Port after it was severely damaged during the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. The siding capacity was increased to 15 log wagons and 30 container wagons to ensure the Port achieved its 10 year plan operational requirements.

Vitruvius worked in partnership as the design lead for the rail and lighting design, acting as the main conduit between the Port and KiwiRail to manage design and operational risk approvals. This involved multiple stages including achieving client requirements, options assessment, concept design, developed design, detailed design and construction planning.

Vitruvius was engaged based on our strong relationships with KiwiRail which is built on credible and reliable past performance, as well as our in-depth knowledge of rail design and inherent understanding of the risks associated with working in, and around, the rail corridor.

Project: CentrePort Rail On To Port Project in Wellington

Client: CentrePort

When: Feb 2020 – Feb 2021

Project value: $5m

Vitruvius Scope: Rail Infrastructure