Archive for: delays

Only 80% Trains Arrive On Time

Only 80% Trains Arrive On Time

Only 80% of Auckland’s trains arrived on time (within 5 minutes) last month. In Wellington 89% of trains were on time to within 5 minutes in March. Of the...

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Signal Work Caused Overcrowding

Signal Work Caused Overcrowding

We’ve read about Wellington’s overcrowding issues on trains where they have even had to bring in an old London double-decker bus to carry passengers. This...

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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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U2 No Train Line On the Horizon Photos

U2 No Train Line On the Horizon Photos

U2 fans tonight flooded AKT’s inbox with angry complaints about tonight’s free trains to the Mt Smart concert. Hot steamy packed trains were trying...

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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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Mt Eden Breakdown

Mt Eden Breakdown

A locomotive broke down at Mount Eden train station tonight, throwing peak time timetables into chaos. In the end, passengers on the West-bound train were told to...

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Veolia To Improve Communication

Veolia To Improve Communication

Veolia has responded to the problems at Britomart on Tuesday night when a meltdown caused trains to back up waiting to get into the Britomart tunnel. And when commuters...

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No Sleep ‘Til Baldwin

No Sleep ‘Til Baldwin

Here’s a sorry tale from commuter Andrew W tonight, about which I have asked Veolia for comment: “I arrived at Britomart for the 6:21pm service west...

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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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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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Weather Slows Auck Trains

Weather Slows Auck Trains

A rough ride home for Auckland train commuters. Speed restrictions were introduced because of the blustery weather and potential of flying debris. There are delays,...

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Tree Fouls Wgtn Trains Tonight (Update)

Tree Fouls Wgtn Trains Tonight (Update)

It hasn’t been a good run for Wellington’s Tranz Metro services and tonight commuters need to brace for lengthy delays until 6.30pm. Trains had a reduced...

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Wellington Delays Update

Wellington Delays Update

A messy day for Wellington train commuters. KiwiRail staff and contractors worked through the night to try and restore regular signalling operations on the Paraparaumu line...

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Wellington Rail Work Problems

Wellington Rail Work Problems

In Wellington, work to upgrade the rail signalling system in preparation for the new Matangi trains ran into unexpected complications today. Specialist signalling...

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Passenger Protest

Passenger Protest

A group of Wellington passengers refused to pay the fare because they had not been infomed their rush hour morning train had broken down and they would be late. But...

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Almost Over PT!

Almost Over PT!

As often stated here, public transport only wins hearts when it is reliable. We can’t expect a perfect 100% run – road works  and accidents hold up...

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More Motorway Disruptions

More Motorway Disruptions

The northbound lanes on SH1 between Oteha Valley Road and Silverdale will be closed on Sunday night to complete line marking after recent re-surfacing work. To keep...

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Worst Delays Over?

Worst Delays Over?

After another shocking month of train delays in March, especially on the Western Line, signs are things are getting better. Although April performance figures have...

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1 in 5 Melbourne Trains Late!

1 in 5 Melbourne Trains Late!

We’re not the only city putting up with train delays. One in 5 Melbourne train services are running late. So much for the revamp of the city’s services. So...

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Maxx Massive FAIL

Maxx Massive FAIL

Hundreds of Aucklanders were left with a sour public transport experience this morning. They were left at train stations and bus stops unable to get into Downtown...

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Capital Woes

Capital Woes

An early morning in the life of a Wellington train commuter! Today’s delays – and it’s only 7am. At least Tranz Metro is good at getting the info...

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So Far, So Good

So Far, So Good

What a difference Grafton makes to Western Line travel. Today, I’ve made several trips and so far, they have been on time and feel much smoother, without the...

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Auckland Motorway Closures: Where To Avoid Driving

Auckland Motorway Closures: Where To Avoid Driving

Driving around the other night (yes, I know in a car…come on, trains don’t run after about 9pm!!) I kept driving smack into road works somewhere. So...

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Western Line Not Even 50% On Time

Western Line Not Even 50% On Time

February performance stats for Veolia confirm what we knew. The Western Line is performing shockingly and there’s no sign of any improvement. 46.8% punctuality...

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The Same Old Song

The Same Old Song

Hopeful peak-time commuters entering Britomart tonight were greeted with the same old song. Namely, a scrolling line under the timetable boards announcing delays...

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