Archive for: Britomart

Train Stations Get Free Wi-Fi

Train Stations Get Free Wi-Fi

Some railway stations and public transport areas are to get free Wi-Fi during the Rugby World Cup. Auckland Council and Wi-Fi operator Tomizone  have organised...

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Regular Commuters Get Separated

Regular Commuters Get Separated

Regular commuters entering Britomart tonight are finding for the first time, they have to use another entrance – one they may have never heard of in the Westpac...

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Amazing New Entrance To Britomart

Amazing New Entrance To Britomart

It’s nice to be able to report positive observations about Auckland’s downtown mangled landscape. The rejuvenation of Britomart’s historic area...

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An artists impression of Merchant Quarter

The New New Lynn Vision

One of the key side-effects of the CBD rail loop will be to rejuvenate the sad looking under-populated and developed parts of the CBD like Symonds St and Hopetoun...

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Britomart Figures Impressive

Britomart Figures Impressive

More evidence that Auckland’s CBD rail link is critical, in terms of capacity at the city terminus. Auckland Transport is estimating that about 25,000 rail...

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We Put Up With This?!

We Put Up With This?!

The shots of Auckland rail 12 months ago prompted reader Andrew W to send in some shots of Auckland rail of only 8 years ago – just as Britomart was being...

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Britomart Peak Time Breakdown

Britomart Peak Time Breakdown

Peak time trains into Britomart this morning  suffered delays at a critical time when a train broke down at the platform preventing spare berths for those trains...

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Ticket Tuesday

Ticket Tuesday

Hold on to your tickets. There will be ticket fare inspections throughout the rail network. They will be both during morning and afternoon peak periods and may extend...

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Service Pregnant With Pauses

Service Pregnant With Pauses

Data about this morning’s peak time Britomart congestion meltdown needs to be sent imediately to the transport minister as proof we need the CBD tunnel link...

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Photos: Quay Park Weekend Work

Photos: Quay Park Weekend Work

Work continues this weekend around Quay Park and along Auckland’s waterfront on the Eastern line. Track infrastructure is being improved, including track and...

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Britomart Signal Work

Britomart Signal Work

KiwiRail will be carrying out signaling work at Britomart over Labour weekend, while trains are replaced by buses. Other work is primarily focused around preparing...

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You Go Girl!

You Go Girl!

One of the most fascinating things about the new Auckland council is that those advocating strongly for rail and public transport are not just that strange leftie...

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Roger’s Loop Proposal

Roger’s Loop Proposal

Reader Roger Kirk is proposing this as the CBD loop: “This is the loop I would like to see. As long as the ability to feed into the eventual north line is...

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Albert Park CBD Loop Pushed

Albert Park CBD Loop Pushed

Mayoral candidate Colin Craig not content with the suggestion pods are the answer to Auckland transport woes now is pushing an Albert Park inner city rail loop. He...

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Rush Time Stress

Rush Time Stress

Trains were backed up entering the Britomart tunnel around rush hour as a result of this afternoon’s major problems. One reader at one stage spotted 6 waiting...

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ARC Fights Britomart Hotel Plan

ARC Fights Britomart Hotel Plan

The ARC is going to the environment court to try to stop a towering hotel arising amid the Britomart heritage block on Quay St. It will appeal a decision to remove...

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New Lynn Opens Sunday

New Lynn Opens Sunday

New Lynn’s new transport hub opens its doors on Sunday, meaning better facilities for bus users and a different location for stops. Changes are being made...

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Herald’s Train Coverage Old School

Herald’s Train Coverage Old School

I have long given up the ritual of reading the Herald regularly either in printed form or online, (where it’s constantly beaten for breaking news and variety...

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Auck Rail Safety Issues

Auck Rail Safety Issues

5 separate platform overrun events on the Auckland suburban rail network raise safety issues in an accident report issued today by the Transport Accident Investigation...

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No CBD Loop Before 2027

No CBD Loop Before 2027

So it’s official. Construction of a CBD loop won’t start within the next decade. That’s the word from transport minister Steven Joyce. The first...

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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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Pics: RWC2011 Countdown Clock

Pics: RWC2011 Countdown Clock

If you head to Britomart tonight, take a detour into QEII square outside the Downtown mall and see what you think of the Auckland City’s RWC2011 countdown...

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Strand Emergency Stop

Strand Emergency Stop

The development of a stabling yard at the old Strand railway station yard is now confirmed and underway. An impetus is to bring a couple of the platforms of the...

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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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Greens Launch CBD Loop Petition

Greens Launch CBD Loop Petition

Greens MPs Gareth Hughes and Keith Locke this afternoon launched their petition calling on the government to fast track the proposed CBD rail loop. “Auckland...

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