Railway lines and crossings

KiwiRail owns and manages railway crossings along its North Island Main Trunk Line as it runs through Horowhenua.

What KiwiRail is responsible for

KiwiRail is responsible for barrier arms, lights, bells and signage. It also maintains roads surfaces within five metres of the railway, and is responsible for providing adequate view lines so that people can see approaching trains.

If you have concerns about a crossing that you use please visit KiwiRail’s website.

What Council is responsible for

Horowhenua District Council is responsible for road markings at level crossings and for maintaining the surface of the road leading up to the crossing. Council is also responsible for maintaining paths and any fencing at standalone pedestrian crossings and advance warning signs.

If you have concerns about road markings or signage around a public level crossing please contact Horowhenua District Council on (06) 366 0999 or email enquiries@horowhenua.govt.nz.