Aconex helps rail operator keep project on track

Project name: Auckland Metro Rail System Electrification | Industry: Road & RailProject size: US$283 million | Location: Auckland, New Zealand

The Auckland Metro Rail System Electrification project represents the most significant redevelopment of the rail network in New Zealand since the 1980s. The project involves construction of a new signaling system, new overhead lines, and a new electric power supply system, and the purchase of new rolling stock. ONTRACK is now KiwiRail.


  • Large number of project participants representing both public and private sectors must work as a single team.
  • Disparate project is spread out along 4,000 kilometers of railway track.
  • Many drawings, documents and correspondences need to be tracked and managed.
  • Participants need to receive the right information at the right time. 


  • Common platform for information management across all project participants.
  • Capability for participants to view, distribute and track information in real time.
  • Audit trail providing a historical record of decisions and actions.
  • Consistent set of processes for all participants.


  • Improved efficiency and productivity across the entire project team.
  • Streamlined communications between participants.
  • Project information access any time, anywhere.
  • Complete, documented archive of information for future operation and maintenance.
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