Category: Project Development

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – August 2022

    During the month of August, work has been carried out on Volumes 9 (Midland Line) and 11 (Main South Line), the former in order to inform a field trip planned into the area late this year or early next year; and the latter to push ahead with the completion of this volume. In fact, in…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – July 2022

    July 2022 has seen steady if somewhat slow ongoing progress on the rail maps project. As in the previous month, the focus shifted to general maps of Christchurch City. However, some work has been done on the rail maps, most notably for Rolleston and Springfield. This took quite a lot of work to complete but…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – June 2022

    During June, the rail maps project slowed down somewhat as resources were put into creating a series of historical maps for Christchurch City for the purposes of other allied blogs, including Transport Safety Blog and Christchurch Transport Blog. This work is ongoing at the time of writing this, but in the last week of the…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – May 2022

    During the past month the Project has focused, following the mid-April field trip, on completing Volume 11 maps for the Main South Line corridor from Lyttelton to Oamaru and all branch lines thereof. Subject to the adjustment of boundaries referred to in last month’s report, Volume 11 will now start just south of Rolleston, or…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – April 2022

    Welcome to the New Zealand Rail Maps project development report for April 2022. This month the project has supported the launch of the new Transport Safety Blog NZ site. Whilst this is not directly related to the NZRM project, it is hosted on the same platform and shares common resourcing. It will focus partly on…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – March 2022

    Good evening and welcome to the project development report for March 2022. As noted last month, the current focus for the maps is in Volume 11. Maps are now complete for Ashburton, Fairton, Tinwald, and all the stations on the Springburn / Mount Somers Branch. Work will shift from here to completing the Methven Branch,…

  • NZRM Volume 11: Working Timetable Distances

    It has been determined that it is useful and appropriate for NZ Rail Maps to use miles and chains as a measurement unit for the purposes of maps produced in the project. All imperial distances for Volume 11, which covers the Main South Line from Lyttelton to Wingatui and all of its branches, will now…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – February 2022

    Good evening and welcome to the project development report for February 2022. This month the project focus has shifted to Volumes 10 and 11, with Volume 11 getting the most attention this month. This has been done in order to complete research on branch railways around the Canterbury Region in order to inform a proposed…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – January 2022

    Welcome to a new year and the first project development report of the New Zealand Rail Maps project for 2022. For the start of 2022 the Volumes site has been relaunched in a new format and this has been the principal focus of the project within the last month. Work has been prioritised to ensure…

  • New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – December 2021

    In the past month the key focus of the project has switched to updating Volumes 5 and 6 for the Volumes site, which will be revamped and launched under a new format on 1 January 2022. Volume 6 has received the higher priority because of the recent opening of the double track extension in the…