Archive for the ‘Bus’ Category

Summer Rail, Road Closures

Summer Rail, Road Closures

Here are the rail and motorway disruptions over this summer period. Rail line closures
 
Christmas Day – Full network closure, no buses replacing trains. Monday...

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2011: The Year People Found PT

2011: The Year People Found PT

Looking back at the big transport stories of 2011 PT popular I have long argued: Build it and they will come. They have. Each month AKT has reported and published...

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Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

One of the Auckland Council’s main stated objectives with the RWC was to “make public transport use a habit.” A 250-page external consultants’ report...

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PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

PT Patronage Leaps 9.1% In Year

People using public transport in Auckland continues to take giant leaps – a 9.1% increase in the last 12 months. Auckland public transport patronage totalled...

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Why The Rescue?

Why The Rescue?

Why are Auckland ratepayers having to find $100m to cover an “unexpected” shortfall in NZTA projects around Auckland said to include AT’s train...

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Twyford Gets Transport

Twyford Gets Transport

Phil Twyford has scored the shadow transport portfolio under Labour’s new broom, David Shearer. A wise choice especially as the MP also gets Auckland issues and...

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New Panmure Bridge For Busway

New Panmure Bridge For Busway

Auckland Transport is planning to build a new Panmure Bridge for a future busway and a shared cycle/pedestrian path. The proposed new bridge would be built on the...

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Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Five more bus companies have confirmed they will offer the HOP card but it won’t happen to almost a year away. The companies are Ritchie’s Transport, Howick...

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Fine Selfish Bus Commuters

Fine Selfish Bus Commuters

I’ve been using buses more than trains in the last few weeks, for a number of reasons including getting tired of running late when trains get stopped outside...

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Wellington PT Fare Structure Review

Wellington PT Fare Structure Review

Greater Wellington Regional Council is about to begin a review of how bus, train and harbour ferry fares are calculated. Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s...

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December-Jan Rail Closure Details

December-Jan Rail Closure Details

Here are the Christmas rail closedown details – following the decision by Auckland Transport to start them earlier than normal this year to accommodate Big...

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RWC Topples Patronage Records

RWC Topples Patronage Records

As expected, RWC inflated the figures for Auckland public transport in October creating records and big increases. It took the annual figure to a near 10% increase....

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LINK Services Growing Beyond Targets

LINK Services Growing Beyond Targets

The new LINK bus services are proving popular- ahead of targets. While the original green Link has kept its usual customers. A report to the board of Auckland Transport...

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ITU Triathlon World Cup Affects PT

ITU Triathlon World Cup Affects PT

Public transport will be affected on Sunday by the big triathlon event – as well as other traffic restrictions being in place. The ITU Triathlon World Cup is a...

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$2.1m Upgrade Of Otara Interchange

$2.1m Upgrade Of Otara Interchange

Preliminary work on a $2.1 million uprade to the Otara Interchange and Streetscape will start in a few weeks. The upgrade is a combined Auckland Transport/Auckland...

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Carpark Replaces Old Bus Space

Carpark Replaces Old Bus Space

New Lynn’s old bus station is no more. It got partly wiped out when the new transport hub opened a year ago – and on that day Waitakere deputy Mayor Penny Hulse...

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NZ Post & Aust Firm Win HOP Contract

NZ Post & Aust Firm Win HOP Contract

Auckland Transport has awarded the tender to supply smartcards for the full stage roll out of Auckland’s HOP integrated smartcard to a joint consortium comprising...

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Big Boys Toys Trip Far From Boring

Big Boys Toys Trip Far From Boring

Mayor Len Brown leaves for Shanghai on Thursday for a trip that has the potential to push the much-wanted Auckland City Rail Link project one step further. He’s...

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At Last Some Sunsign

At Last Some Sunsign

New solar powered bus signs are being introduced by Auckland Transport. They are specially designed for lower patronage stops. Some have appeared on Dominion Road...

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TRAFFIC: NZTA's prioritiy was RONS

NZTA: 30% More Find PT Attractive

30% more people think public transport is a viable option, according to the NZTA in its just published annual report. Public transport services performed below...

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OK Wellington, Do You Want Light Rail?

OK Wellington, Do You Want Light Rail?

People’s ideas about what a high quality public transport system in central Wellington would look like are being sought as part of a major study being carried...

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PT Measurements Almost Met

PT Measurements Almost Met

In the last year, only one Auckland public transport measurement is said to have not been met- the public transport subsidy per passenger km. The Super City is one...

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Will We Ever Catch Up?

Will We Ever Catch Up?

We’re making progress with public transport – new trains coming, station renewals, a new Manukau line, new LINK bus services…. But no-one could...

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AT Score Their Goals

AT Score Their Goals

Auckland Transport have a lot to be pleased about in tallying up, not just last night’s public transport success but, opening night exempted, the way it went...

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RWC Transport Passes A Success

RWC Transport Passes A Success

Auckland Transport is hailing the first attempt at a multi-mode transport card for Auckland as a success. 1228 special A-Passes were sold to RWC visitors. They were...

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