Archive for the ‘Train stations’ Category

Major Upgrade of Panmure Station

Major Upgrade of Panmure Station

Plans have been released for a major upgrade of Panmure Station, which will become the main transfer point between a new busway and trains. Mayor Len Brown has released...

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New MIT Train Station Campus

New MIT Train Station Campus

The new $250m Manukau Institute of technology building is emerging above the new Manukau train station. The campus building, with 10,000 square metres of floor...

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Onehunga Platform Extended

Onehunga Platform Extended

Remember the outcry when it was learnt that Onehunga’s 55-metre platform will be too short for the 3-car electric units, which need 70? The platform is now being...

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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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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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Now More Art For Sturges

Now More Art For Sturges

Update: Andy has given us an update of the final art – more ribbons on the east side of the bridge and the kids drawings. Earlier: It feels like the longest...

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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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Parnell Station Moves Forward

Parnell Station Moves Forward

Auckland Council today approved an extension of a railway designation into the Auckland Domain to allow a lowering of tracks for electrification and the construction...

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Mangere Station To Close

Mangere Station To Close

Mangere  Rail Station will close from December 9. It is served by only four southbound AM peak trains each weekday during school term time to primarily serve King’s...

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New Parnell Station’s Look

New Parnell Station’s Look

Works are about to get underway near the Mainline Steam depot at the foot of the Domain to lower the tracks between Parnell and Newmarket for the proposed new Parnell...

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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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Orakei Railbridge Project Starts

Orakei Railbridge Project Starts

Preparatory works have begun for the big Orakei rail bridge replacement programme. The construction site is being set-up set-up, including establishing a yard...

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Keeping Track Of Ellerslie – Photos

Keeping Track Of Ellerslie – Photos

NZTA and contractor Fulton Hogan have begun work on the Ellerslie Train Station changes. The station’s platform will be reduced in width by two metres and extended...

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Ellerslie Train Station Revamp Details

Ellerslie Train Station Revamp Details

Ellerslie’s revamped train station – first revealed by AKT – will involve reducing the station’s platform by 2 metres in width and extending it by another...

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New Selwyn Station Would Be $20m

New Selwyn Station Would Be $20m

A new Eastern rail station near Selwyn College and connecting to Gowing Drive would cost at least $20,000,000, according to Auckland Transport. Orakei Local Board...

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Escalator Crisis Time!

Escalator Crisis Time!

Is anyone counting how often the escalators at Britomart are out of action – or need maintenance? I see it’s that time again. I always love the way there’s...

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What To Call Manukau? Update

What To Call Manukau? Update

It will be at least March before we know what Manukau station will be called – and even then it may be later if there are public objections. The station opens...

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Selwyn Train Station $50,000 Study

Selwyn Train Station $50,000 Study

Auckland Council is asking Auckland Transport to conduct a feasibility study up to $50,000 on a possible Selwyn train station. Councillor Cameron Brewer moved the...

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Ellerslie Train Station To be Shifted

Ellerslie Train Station To be Shifted

NZTA plans to reconfigure State Highway One to install a fourth lane, city bound direction and the local council board has been advised that this will require shifting...

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Sarawira Issue Hard To Resolve

Sarawira Issue Hard To Resolve

Auckland’s new electric trains will be much quieter than the present diesels- but as they don’t arrive until 2013 onwards, that’s no relief to...

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Happy Birthday New Lynn

Happy Birthday New Lynn

New Lynn’s new transport hub is one year old. It feels as if it has been around for ever – and the underground train station was in operation a few months...

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Airport Rail Loop Gets Thumbs Up

Airport Rail Loop Gets Thumbs Up

A conventional rail loop connection from the airport through the northern corridor and southern corridor connecting to the existing passenger rail network at Puhinui...

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Manukau Station First Look

Manukau Station First Look

Manuaku’s new train station is looking awesome. Structural work is almost done, tracks are all laid including inside the 300m rail trench, there’s talk...

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New Lynn Development Cleared To Go

New Lynn Development Cleared To Go

The big development planned opposite the New Lynn transport hub, including a 3-storey parking building, has been given the all-clear by the Environment Court. Auckland...

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Remuera Gets Longer & Shiny

Remuera Gets Longer & Shiny

Remuera’s heritage train station has not only had its platforms lengthened but the station building is no longer off limits and has been given a nice clean...

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