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Inside Auckland’s New Electric Trains

Inside Auckland’s New Electric Trains

Auckland’s new electric trains will look like this. 57 three-car electric trains will replace the current aging diesel locomotives servicing the suburban...

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Videos: Masts Being Erected

Videos: Masts Being Erected

Here are videos of masts being erected near the Morningside station, August 2012.

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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...

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Electrification Works

Electrification Works

Several weekend closures over August and September have seen more progress toward work for the electrification of Auckland’s rail. Along the western line,...

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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: Year Of The EMUs

2011: Year Of The EMUs

Looking back at the big rail stories of the year Signed sealed and delivered soon There is no going back now. In October, the paperwork was signed for Auckland’s...

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More Matangi In Service

More Matangi In Service

Today, Matangi services more than doubled on the Kapiti and Hutt Valley lines – increasing from the current 14 daily return trips to more than 30 return trips...

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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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BDO Versus Pre-Xmas Rail Closure

BDO Versus Pre-Xmas Rail Closure

Special bus shuttle services to transfer rail customers between Britomart and Grafton / Newmarket will run if Auckland Transport approves the plan to stop rail a...

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More Electric Wires Going Up

More Electric Wires Going Up

The Auckland rail electrification work seems to be going at full steam now the RWC is over. There are more masts and KiwiRail has been putting the wires up for a...

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Getting Wired

Getting Wired

Auckland’s rail electrification has taken another leap forward with the first appearance of wires. The wiring will carry the electricity to power Auckland’s...

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Our New Trains -Take A Video Trip

Our New Trains -Take A Video Trip

Auckland’s new 57 three-car electric multiple unit trains to replace the existing diesel trains will be designed by Spain’s CAF company based on rolling...

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All  About Our New Electric Trains

All About Our New Electric Trains

Here’s the inside of Auckland’s new Spanish-built electric trains arriving from 2013: Inside the new trains And the outside… Compared to...

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Signed, Sealed & Delivered (2013)

Signed, Sealed & Delivered (2013)

Signed dealed… and delivered  from 2013. Negotiations for Auckland’s electric trains contract have been completed and will be announced this afternoon...

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Are These Our New Electric Trains?

Are These Our New Electric Trains?

Now Spain’s CAF company has won the tender to build Auckland’s new electric trains, here is what we may get. Hong Kong’s electric Airport Express...

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Spain 57 South Korea 0

Spain 57 South Korea 0

Auckland is getting electric trains from Spain. The announcement was to have been made this afternoon but negotiations between the Spanish company and Auckland Transport...

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