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Access the rail corridor

The rail corridor – the land that the rail tracks run along – is out of bounds to the public to ensure your safety. Trains run on our network 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are heavy, fast and take a long time to stop.

If you need to access the rail corridor, or carry out certain activities immediately next to it, you must apply to KiwiRail for permission.

In many cases, such as when working near or in the corridor, you will require a Permit to Enter. Please allow at least 30 working days to process your permit.

Situations where you may need to access the rail corridor:


For more information on how to apply for a permit, click here.