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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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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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New Lynn Pictures -Part 5

New Lynn Pictures -Part 5

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

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Gov- General Talks Up PT

Gov- General Talks Up PT

Great to find a public transport advocate in the Governor-General, even though he must remain non-political. Today he opened the new New Lynn transport hub along...

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Fullers Defend Ferry Rises

Fullers Defend Ferry Rises

Fullers insists it’s an “unfortunate commercial reality” that the company has to increase Waiheke Island fares, from October 1. The new fares...

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Labour Hijacks Joyce Opening

Labour Hijacks Joyce Opening

Labour party loyalists tried to hijack the transport minister’s opening of New Lynn’s new transport hub today. The $300m hub incorporating the train...

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Maori Say In Auck Transport Decisions

Maori Say In Auck Transport Decisions

A study by an Auckland University Research fellow thinks Maori should be specifically represented “at multiple levels in both the development of regional transport...

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Onehunga: Keeping It Real

Onehunga: Keeping It Real

Inspired by the debate here this morning as to whether Onehunga’s train service is going as hoped – or worse, I decided to check it out for myself by...

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Penrose Safety Concerns

Penrose Safety Concerns

Poor lighting, no security cameras. A long way from the road. In the middle of an industrial area. Some Penrose commuters are complaining to ARTA about the state...

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MP Says Give Onehunga A Chance

MP Says Give Onehunga A Chance

Stop concentrating on the low numbers using Onehunga. They’ll come. That’s what Labour MP Carol Beaumont said today – reflecting what we have been...

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Minister Told How PT Is Booming

Minister Told How PT Is Booming

ARTA Chairman Rabin Rabindran at the opening of Onehunga Auckland’s rail use just keeps on growing. That’s what ARTA’s chairman, Rabin Rabindran...

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Time For Airport Rail Campaign

Time For Airport Rail Campaign

As I predicted, the media virtually ignored rail’s big day on Saturday with scant coverage of the opening of Onehunga attended by hundreds of excited people...

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Onehunga Trains 1st Day Popular!

Onehunga Trains 1st Day Popular!

At 1pm today, the new Onehunga platform was crowded with commuters waiting for a train -and the park and ride was already full as people tried out the new Onehunga...

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Joyce Excited About Auck Transport

Joyce Excited About Auck Transport

Transport minister Steven Joyce opened the Onehunga train station and re-activated line today and spelt out his transport policy principles and how excited he is...

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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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Big Rail Sunday

Big Rail Sunday

What a start to the week! We’ve come a long way since even last year when there were endless breakdowns on old draughty platforms. This Sunday sees: Commuter...

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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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Free Onehunga Steam Rides

Free Onehunga Steam Rides

Onehunga’s train station will be officially opened by transport minister Steven Joyce on Saturday morning -and the public will later be able to score free...

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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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10min West & Huapai Services Feb?

10min West & Huapai Services Feb?

The next major timetable upgrade after this weekend’s is projected for sometime in the first three months of the year – probably just before March. This...

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Manukau Rail Opens July

Manukau Rail Opens July

The Manukau train station and the opening of the Manukau line is on schedule to be opened in July of next year soon after tracking and signalling are finished. But...

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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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Onehunga Opens Sat

Onehunga Opens Sat

In less than a week – Saturday morning-  a steam train will be pulling into the Onehunga Mall platforms to herald the re-establishment of an Onehunga line. The...

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30,000 Free Train Trips Made

30,000 Free Train Trips Made

Free train travel over the weekend saw the usual Sunday patronage jump six-fold. Aucklanders readily took up the free train offer with approximately 30,000 trips...

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Auck Train Bids Widened

Auck Train Bids Widened

In a surprise move, KiwiRail has decided to give more than the four short-listed companies a chance to build Auckland’s electric trains, including two major...

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