Archive for: ARC

ARC Bows Out Tonight

ARC Bows Out Tonight

The ARC bows out tonight. After 47 years serving the people of Auckland, the ARC has its final meeting. Auckland’s first regional authority, the Auckland Regional...

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Onehunga Gets Busy

Onehunga Gets Busy

Promising signs Onehunga is going like a rocket. Yesterday someone using it reported 30-40 people waiting at Onehunga. This afternoon I took a random afternoon service...

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$13.5m Parnell Stop Detailed

$13.5m Parnell Stop Detailed

The final ever ARC full council meeting has pushed forward the plan for a niche heritage Parnell train station adjacent to Mainline Steam off Cheshire St to enable...

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Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Good to see the morning paper has picked up on the airport rail debate, no doubt thanks to those who said they emailled them my post the other day. Even better to...

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How’s the New Timetable?

How’s the New Timetable?

I’m getting lots of emails from train commuters complaining about a return to the bad old days (not so old) of being held up going into the Britomart tunnel...

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Approval After 16 Years

Approval After 16 Years

It’s taken the ARC 16 years. But today a new 400 hectare marine reserve is to be established in the Rodney district after a successful application by the ARC. Tawharanui...

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New Lynn Pictures -Part 5

New Lynn Pictures -Part 5

The New Lynn construction continues…. Yesterday’s opening shown here

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Welcome Te Papapa, Penrose 3

Welcome Te Papapa, Penrose 3

Welcome Te Papapa and Penrose 3 train stations to the rail network. Te Papapa can be accessed from Mays Rd, or Captain Springs Rd or Malvern Rd. Penrose 3 is...

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Long Haul Tuakau Service?

Long Haul Tuakau Service?

The ARC transport committee has taken up chair Mike Lee’s suggestion to recommend investigation of a ‘long haul’ service from Tuakau to Huapai...

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Security Guards Told Back Off

Security Guards Told Back Off

ARTA has instructed the  New Lynn transport hub security staff  ” to take a less bureaucratic and more understanding approach to such events in the future.” This...

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Who Goes Into The CBD?

Who Goes Into The CBD?

I love statistics and trends for transport in Auckland and one annual survey provides some fascinating data. This year’s is especially interesting because...

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ARC “Bans Photos”

ARC “Bans Photos”

UPDATE after ARC/ ARTA inquiry here A reader reports an ugly incident at New Lynn today in which a security guard stopped him taking photos from the street of the...

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Free Travel Success Proves Rail

Free Travel Success Proves Rail

ARC chair Mike Lee says he hopes anyone taking the train for the first time during the period of free travel doing the weekend “got the opportunity to experience...

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Trams To Western Springs Plan

Trams To Western Springs Plan

Auckland City Council’s transport committee was today presented with a proposal for the planned Waterfront heritage tram service to be extended to Three Lamps,...

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Free Trains This Weekend

Free Trains This Weekend

ARTA has decided to adopt ARC chair Mike Lee’s suggestion for free train travel when the southern motorway closes this weekend. Trains wil be free between...

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Onehunga Gets Locked In

Onehunga Gets Locked In

The final touches to landscaping at the new Onehunga train station were being done today – and workers felt jubilant as the station looked close to finishing. Signs...

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ARC Win Rent Row

ARC Win Rent Row

Arbitration has cut back a big rent hike on the ratepayer-funded ARC’s Pitt St offices, which soon becomes occupied by the new Auckland council set-up. ARC...

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Ollie’s Airport Solution

Ollie’s Airport Solution

Polish engineer Ollie Mikosza has emailed the ARA to tell them his “Mister” personal rapid transit system would be ideal instead of a rail link to Auckland...

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Omaha Plan Stopped

Omaha Plan Stopped

It’s something to celebrate that development of 650ha of land on the Tawharanui Peninsula adjoining Omaha has been stopped. Building 500 homes and a visitors...

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Govt MP: Fast-track Puhoi

Govt MP: Fast-track Puhoi

The Speaker of the House, Rodney’s National MP, Dr Lockwood Smith, today urged the NZTA to fast track the planned Puhoi to Wellsford highway process. “This...

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Video: CBD Loop Campaign

Video: CBD Loop Campaign

Left and right politicians joined forces in a rare united voice this afternoon to help the Greens launch its campaign to hurry up the rail CBD loop. Joining...

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SH16 Bus Lanes End At Waterview

SH16 Bus Lanes End At Waterview

ARC officers were asked today why proposed bus lanes on the northwestern Sh16 motorway would end at Waterview and not continue into the city. Officers are working...

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Puhoi vs Rail Loop

Puhoi vs Rail Loop

There will be absolutely no trade-off between us getting either the planned Puhoi road development or the proposed CBD rail loop in terms of funding. NZTA’s...

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KiwiRail No Show Over Parnell

KiwiRail No Show Over Parnell

The Hobson community board tonight unanimously tossed out NZ Bus’ plans to create a bus depot where the Mainline Steam building is in Parnell’s Cheshire...

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Have Your Say On T2 Plan

Have Your Say On T2 Plan

Auckland City Council has opened the Dominion Rd T2 issue up for public feedback. This comes in a week in which the ARC transport and urban development committee...

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