Archive for: Construction

Weekend Tricky Driving Spots

Weekend Tricky Driving Spots

Work will be halted on most State Highway projects in the Auckland and Northland regions from midday on Friday to help provide drivers with a smoother journey to...

Read Full Story »

 
Newmarket Progressing: Major Second Track Work Starts in A Month (Photos)

Newmarket Progressing: Major Second Track Work Starts in A Month (Photos)

Newmarket’s train station is looking closer to being finished and is on time for its scheduled opening in the third week of January – but there’s...

Read Full Story »

 
Southern Line Projects becoming Visible

Southern Line Projects becoming Visible

The new work on the southern line is now becoming more visible. William M who travels on it with his camera gives us this update from his observations (thanks William)....

Read Full Story »

 
Manukau Rail Link Progress: Beaumonts Bridge Opened

Manukau Rail Link Progress: Beaumonts Bridge Opened

Great to see things moving ahead with the Manukau rail link. Manukau Mayor, Len Brown, who is now a strong supporter of rail, has just opened the new Beaumonts Bridge...

Read Full Story »

 
The Ups And Downs Of Train Travel – Do We Need Rules?

The Ups And Downs Of Train Travel – Do We Need Rules?

Dashing down the escalator at Britomart the other night in a mad hurry, I realised that train travel is still a new thing for many Aucklanders who have not experienced...

Read Full Story »

 
Auckland CBD Rail Loop: The Numbers Don’t Stack Up

Auckland CBD Rail Loop: The Numbers Don’t Stack Up

I’m glad I’m not alone in wondering why officials don’t see the proposed Auckland CBD rail loop as a big driver for patronage. No-one has argued...

Read Full Story »

 
Auckland Airport Rail Link Becomes Top Future Priority

Auckland Airport Rail Link Becomes Top Future Priority

While Britomart was having its typical afternoon rush hour hiccups (electronic signs not working, platform confusion, some southern line delays) officials were making...

Read Full Story »

 
Light Rail For Downtown For RWC?

Light Rail For Downtown For RWC?

Brilliant idea. Cameron Pitches of the Campaign for Better Transport is today suggesting that as well as thinking about improving Auckland’s waterfront in...

Read Full Story »

 
Auckland Trains: Hell Week II

Auckland Trains: Hell Week II

Last week’s shocker of a week of breakdowns on the Dinosaur Train Service continues with Monday Mayhem. Tonight’s busy Waitakere – bound 4.58pm...

Read Full Story »

 
“World-Class Public Transport” for Auckland’s Rugby World Cup

“World-Class Public Transport” for Auckland’s Rugby World Cup

It may look passable on a postcard but officials should not fool themselves Auckand’s public transport system is “world-class” or will be by the...

Read Full Story »

 
Rush-hour Signal Crash on Western Line (Again)

Rush-hour Signal Crash on Western Line (Again)

Western line services ground to a halt just before 5pm  – thanks to yet another signal crash. This time the signal fault was at Boston Rd. Trains stopped,...

Read Full Story »

 
Will Auckland Torpedo Hamilton Rail Plan?

Will Auckland Torpedo Hamilton Rail Plan?

Waikato’s regional council, Environment Waikato, next week discusses a final consultant’s report which puts up a strong case for a weekday Hamilton...

Read Full Story »

 
Driver goes through red light

Driver goes through red light

A train driver going through a red light mid-morning added to Morningside’s general chaos today. Fortunately no-one was injured and the correct procedures...

Read Full Story »

 
Morningside Commuters Find Their Station A “Bomb Wreck”

Morningside Commuters Find Their Station A “Bomb Wreck”

Commuters trying to board from Morningside are battling to be able to find any room on the platform to stand amid machines and workmen busy tearing down the old...

Read Full Story »

 
Newmarket Rail Development: Full Steam Ahead This Weekend

Newmarket Rail Development: Full Steam Ahead This Weekend

This track work at Newmarket looks like one of those jigsaw puzzles you do and think you’re near completion but find there are some tricky pieces you can’t...

Read Full Story »

 
Auckland Electric Train Purchase Held Up: Budget Gloom

Auckland Electric Train Purchase Held Up: Budget Gloom

Why can’t we just get on with it? MORE MOTORWAYS: Yes Aucland so needs more cars! The budget confirmed earlier government support for money towards road transport...

Read Full Story »

 
Auckland In the Future: Rail Links Everywhere – But What Happens To This Plan Now?

Auckland In the Future: Rail Links Everywhere – But What Happens To This Plan Now?

Imagine Auckland in 2041– a Metro line from Manukau City to Botany Downs, from Albany to Downtown and a rail link to the airport reaching Puhunui. How wonderful...

Read Full Story »

 
Morningside’s new railway station ready in July

Morningside’s new railway station ready in July

Morningside is the latest Auckland railway station to finally get a modern look. A new station will emerge in July to replace the very last century – looking...

Read Full Story »

 
Busy Weekend on New Lynn Rail Trench Work

Busy Weekend on New Lynn Rail Trench Work

Buses replaced trains on the Western line during the weekend to enable progress to be made on the New Lynn trench project. It’s a project that is visually...

Read Full Story »

 
New Newmarket station (video)

New Newmarket station (video)

Here is a video of the status of the new Newmarket Remuera Rd train station opening next year. There are more details and photos in the following post.

Read Full Story »

 
New Newmarket station is looking impressive

New Newmarket station is looking impressive

Great to see the new $35m Newmarket station – the future major station hub of the network – taking shape. Not yet clear is who will own it (it seems...

Read Full Story »

 
No trains but that’s all good

No trains but that’s all good

We had to survive the Easter weekend without trains or proper services – and a holiday revised RailBus service but this was good news. Construction workers...

Read Full Story »

 
Suspicious package causes train chaos: usual lack of communication

Suspicious package causes train chaos: usual lack of communication

CHAOS: Long delays and usual confusion at Britomart tonight UPDATE: The police blew up the package – no bomb. “At least it’s not our fault –...

Read Full Story »

 
Milestone reached in New Lynn rail trench project

Milestone reached in New Lynn rail trench project

While people have been focused on the debate about what will happen to yet-to-be finished Auckland rail projects now the petrol tax funding has been axed, a milestone...

Read Full Story »

 
Major works unfinished? No, it’s time to sort out this mess

Major works unfinished? No, it’s time to sort out this mess

As work continues on New Lynn’s rail trench development and a new Newmarket railway station hub, worrying media reports suggest these may be in jeopardy and...

Read Full Story »