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March To Auckland’s Rail Electrification

March To Auckland’s Rail Electrification

This site recorded 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Have a great Christmas Day! My wish list to Santa is very small and reasonable in view of the economic times: Full government funding of the City Rail Link An...

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AT Has New Key Chief

AT Has New Key Chief

Greg Edmonds has been appointed to the important role of Chief Operating Officer for Auckland Transport. He replaces former ARTA’s Fergus Gammie who has taken...

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Tent People Pack up Update

Tent People Pack up Update

The tent people packed up to move to Victoria Park but they told me they would continue to hang out in Aotea during the day. OCCUPY AUCKLAND: Moving on today from...

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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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Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

Judge Orders Out Occupy Auckland

At last! A judge this morning ordered the Occupy Auckland protestors to cease residing in Aotea Square. He’s told the Tent People to remove all of the paraphernalia...

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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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More Charges Against Rena Officers

More Charges Against Rena Officers

Further charges have been laid today by Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) against the Master and Second Officer of the cargo vessel Rena. The men, whose names and identities...

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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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Diesel in Waikato River

Diesel in Waikato River

Waikato Regional Council is appealing for help to locate the source of diesel which has today spilled into the Waikato River for the third time in the past three...

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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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89th Container Falls Off Rena

89th Container Falls Off Rena

A container, with meat products inside it, fell off Rena yesterday – this has been recovered. This brings the total number of containers washed overboard to 89....

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Middlemore Train Death

Middlemore Train Death

UPDATE Rail services are returning to normal after disruption this morning following a fatality on the southern line near the Middlemore station.  Buses replaced...

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Botany Town Centre Shows the Way

Botany Town Centre Shows the Way

Botany Town Centre is doing something Westfield would never dream of doing, judging by the shocking way they treat pedestrians at their malls like St Lukes. Botany...

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Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

Spatial Plan To Be Re-Written?

How much urban sprawl is good for Auckland? It has major transport planning implications. That debate is back on the table after the recently established Productivity...

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Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Parnell Train Station Work Starts

Initial work for the planned Parnell railway station began this morning. This involves lowering and re-aligning the tracks where the station will be – at the...

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Moscow, Berlin, Paris In 36 hours By Train

Moscow, Berlin, Paris In 36 hours By Train

The first train has arrived in Paris on a new cross-continental route that connects Moscow Berlin and Paris. Run by Russia’s train company RZD, the 3200ks trip...

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Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Regular Commuters’ Outrageous Fortune

Anyone else overhear the grumbles this morning when leaflets were distributed to Auckland rail commuters advising them of the Christmas rail closedown starting today? It...

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Lincoln Rd Update

Lincoln Rd Update

NZTA opens part of the new Selwood Road Bridge to traffic at the Lincoln Road interchange on the Northwestern Motorway next Monday. Two lanes will open to traffic...

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Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Machinery has started arriving for the start of the big Rail Maintenance month around Auckland – and Wellington is also in for a closedown. The focus of the...

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Greens New Transport Person

Greens New Transport Person

Greens has appointed new MP Julie-Anne Genter as the party’s transport spokesperson. It’s an ideal fit as the American has worked as an urban planning...

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