Digital Engineering, Rail Infrastructure, Transport Engineering

Porirua Area Capacity Enhancements (PACE)

The PACE Project involves a complete upgrade of Plimmerton Station north of Wellington, including three main and nine new turnouts, a new platform/shelter, pedestrian underpass extension and all associated overhead line equipment (OLE), signalling and drainage. The upgrades are required to enable an enhanced timetable to be implemented as a part of the Future Rail upgrades in Wellington.

Vitruvius is responsible for providing the complete project and design management service, working alongside strategic partners and sub-consultants. We are directly responsible for delivering the detailed spatial track and earthworks models, as well as the drainage design and third-party utilities models. 

This is being delivered through four phases of work: 

  • Survey, client requirements & options assessment 
  • Concept design 
  • Developed/detailed design & consenting 
  • Procurement and construction planning 

The PACE Project is being delivered within KiwiRail’s BIM pilot programme, which is focussed on project delivery in a completely digital space. Vitruvius is committed to delivering the project in a ‘paperless’ format, with the aim of handing over a fully developed (LOD400) 3D BIM model to the contractor for construction. Furthermore, it is intended that the final as built Asset Information Model (AIM) will be handed back to KiwiRail for input into their asset management system, Maximo. The metadata information provided with each design model will go a long way to improving KiwiRail’s ongoing asset management programme. 

Project: Porirua Area Capacity Enhancements
Client: KiwiRail
When: Design June 2019 – Current
Vitruvius Scope: Digital Engineering, Rail Infrastructure, Transport Engineering