Archive for: Auckland Transport

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Wellington St on ramp to re-open

Good to see pressure from commuters and residents has forced a re-think on the closure of the Wellington Street on-ramp. The NZ Transport Agency  will re-open the...

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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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Final Glenfield Rd Upgrade Confirmed

Final Glenfield Rd Upgrade Confirmed

AT confirms that work on the final stage of Auckland Transport’s $40 million Glenfield Road upgrade is due to begin early next year. Glenfield Road is a major...

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Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Other Bus Companies Confirm They’ll HOP

Five more bus companies have confirmed they will offer the HOP card but it won’t happen to almost a year away. The companies are Ritchie’s Transport, Howick...

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Solving The St Lukes Problem

Solving The St Lukes Problem

When the proposed St Lukes mall expansion was debated here – and some of us raised questions about the traffic and public transport issues it brought, it was...

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Dominion Rd Project Moves Ahead (Slowly)

Dominion Rd Project Moves Ahead (Slowly)

Auckland Transport is about to begin geotechnical investigation along Dominion Road to inform the design for the Dominion Road Upgrade project. Auckland Transport...

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Orakei Bridge Replacement Starts

Orakei Bridge Replacement Starts

Preparatory works are getting underway for one of KiwiRail’s big Christmas rail projects – the replacement of the Orakei rail bridge. That bridge over...

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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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Tiverton Rd, Wolverton St Upgrade Goes Ahead

Tiverton Rd, Wolverton St Upgrade Goes Ahead

Auckland Transport has called for tenders on a major upgrade of Tiverton Road and Wolverton Street – a busy 2.2km stretch of arterial road between New Windsor...

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Grafton Rd Delays From Monday

Grafton Rd Delays From Monday

Around last Christmas it was Quay St that saw disruption. This time it will be Grafton Rd which will include being speed being reduced to 30k and one lane in either...

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PT Measurements Almost Met

PT Measurements Almost Met

In the last year, only one Auckland public transport measurement is said to have not been met- the public transport subsidy per passenger km. The Super City is one...

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AMETI All Go

AMETI All Go

Auckland Transport has awarded the first major AMETI Panmure contract, for replacement of Mountain Road Bridge, to Downer New Zealand Ltd. The works involve realigning...

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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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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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Hamilton-Auck Rail Not There Yet

Hamilton-Auck Rail Not There Yet

Will the proposed two-year trial of a Hamilton to Auckland Silver Fern train service actually happen? This site has been strongly in support of it but the more discussion...

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Veolia Welcomes Independent RWC Report

Veolia Welcomes Independent RWC Report

Veoila head Graham Sibery has commented on the independent report into the Rugby World Cup opening night situation. Veolia Transport Auckland welcomes the report...

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Train Fail Report Blames Organisers

Train Fail Report Blames Organisers

Not estimating the number of people likely to attend the Opening Night waterfront celebrations is the biggest factor in the night’s transport and Quay St fail. That’s...

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AT: Train Fail Won’t Put People Off

AT: Train Fail Won’t Put People Off

Auckland Transport CEO David Warburton doesn’t believe the Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening Night transport fail will put Aucklanders off using trains. In a report...

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RWC Fail Reports: Full Details

RWC Fail Reports: Full Details

Compensation of a RWC match ticket is to be offered to those who did not get  by train to Eden Park for part of or the full Friday opening RWC game. An Auckland...

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Council Decisions On Train Fail Wednesday

Council Decisions On Train Fail Wednesday

On Wednesday afternoon the Council will announce what transport  plans it has for this coming Saturday’s Eden Park match after it receives the report from...

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What Went Wrong Last Night

What Went Wrong Last Night

Fail is the kindest way to describe last night’s transport failure. For a more colourful word describing faith in our system to cope – ask the 2000 people...

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Groovy Kind Of Shared Space

Groovy Kind Of Shared Space

Waitakere City Council (bless ‘em, rest in peace) always approached things differently from the old formulaic central council especially when it comes to infrastructure. Being...

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AT Chair Stays On

AT Chair Stays On

Auckland Council has extended the fixed term contract of Auckland Transport Chair Mark Ford for 12 months to  November 2012. But he Mayor has directed that planning...

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Patronage Up Up & Away

Patronage Up Up & Away

Rail patronage shot up another 4.8% in the last month while overall Auckland public transport patronage for July was up  8.4% on the same month a year ago.  Rail...

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