Rolleston’s Stations

Rolleston is a junction station where the Midland Line to Greymouth branches off from the Main South Line that runs south from Lyttelton to Invercargill. The first station at Rolleston was part of the broad-gauge Great Southern Line, built by Canterbury Provincial Railways, and opened in 1866. It was situated within the triangle formed by… Continue reading Rolleston’s Stations

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… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – June 2022

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… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – May 2022

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… Continue reading New Zealand Rail Maps Project Development Report – April 2022