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March To Auckland’s Rail Electrification

March To Auckland’s Rail Electrification

This site has been recording in photos and words the exciting march towards the electrification of Auckland’s rail service. The site was run for four years by Jon C to help record history in the making and you can click on Electric Trains...

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Progress On City Rail Link

Progress On City Rail Link

This site has been a strong supporter of the City Rail Link. While the Government remains lukewarm to it, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport and other interested parties continue to make progress towards it such as the protection of the planned...

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Integrated Ticketing Saga

Integrated Ticketing Saga

The site has recorded the long slow trek to Auckland getting integrated ticketing. Jon C recorded four years of debate about it which you can read by accessing “HOP” at the top navigation bar. Since he left for Brisbane and stopped...

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Upgrades to Auckland’s Rail Stations

Upgrades to Auckland’s Rail Stations

This site has been recording the amazing progress of upgrading Auckland’s old rail stations as part of the growth of public transport patronage and the march to electrification of Auckland’s rail service which necessitates extensions...

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Photos: Auckland Rail As It Was

Photos: Auckland Rail As It Was

How quickly we forget how bad rail was when I started this site four years ago. And reader Andrew W also found some photos of Auckland rail of only a few years before that date -a few of those published below – that seemed like something...

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March To Auckland’s Rail Electrification

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This site has been recording in photos and words the exciting march towards the electrification of Auckland’s rail service.

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Upgrades to Auckland’s Rail Stations

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