STATUS On the 4th anniversary, I posted my final comments as I have moved to Australia. I explain why I have kept the site up in the meantime as it contains four years of history of Auckland development including 20,000 photos I have taken. How long the site remains up will depend on being able to maintain the hosting costs. I will not be adding any new content. Volunteers will occasionally add photos to continue the record of history as we head to electrification of rail.
ABOUT I’m Jon C and this site has news and debate about anything I’m interested in. I’m positive and passionate about cities being great places to get around and enjoy and want to help make a difference.
HISTORY It began as aucklandtrains.co.nz to cover Auckland’s woeful train problems. I noticed the media wasn’t covering Auckland’s infrastructure development so began documenting that in photos and stories as an historic record. As interest and traffic grew, it changed its name to AKT and expanded to cover all transport, Auckland issues and the odd thing that takes my fancy.
BIAS I’m not a member of anything apart from a gym! I’m not a member of any transport advocacy group. I’ve been a shifting voter.
COPYRIGHT The site is copyright and photos are mine unless stated (email me if I miss a credit). Email me if you wish to reproduce a photo.
CONTACT Go to the Contact area to email me (note instructions about attaching photos).
Or send to aucklandtrains at gmail dot com
POSTING COMMENTS To quote NZ’s most popular blog, Kiwiblog: “Apart from me, no-one at all has the right to post comments. Posting is a privilege, not a right.” Discuss issues, not abuse people or use bad language. I will delete such comments and ban people who don’t play nice.
COMPLAINTS PHOTOS I take photos of public places like train and bus stations. It’s inevitable people appear in them. There is no law requiring you to seek permission of anyone photographed in a public place. If you have been snapped and that photo is published on the site – and you are unhappy about it, tell me and I will happily remove it. COMMENTS If there is a comment that you find personally objectionable or consider defamatory, just email me. I will act on any complaint. If I get something factually wrong, ema
THANKS In doing original coverage of events, I thank those especially in the transport industry and local government who have helped answer my queries and supply me with material. They may not always agree with me, but they have been on the whole supportive and that’s appreciated.
COST This is just a hobby. I pay the bills – which have increased considerably since traffic grew. This site makes only lunch money through Google ads but it’s always appreciated if you click on them.