Archive for: electrification

More Electric Wires Going Up

More Electric Wires Going Up

The Auckland rail electrification work seems to be going at full steam now the RWC is over. There are more masts and KiwiRail has been putting the wires up for a...

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Back To Normal? Sadly, No

Back To Normal? Sadly, No

Phew, the RWC is over and we can get back to using the trains as we used to. Sadly no. It’s the countdown to Christmas. That means another big rail network...

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Auck’s Electric Trains Deal Signed

Auck’s Electric Trains Deal Signed

In an historic ceremony this afternoon at Britomart, that will change Auckland’s rail landscape, Auckland’s Mayor, Auckland Transport and the Transport...

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More Electric Trains For Auck & Good Deal

More Electric Trains For Auck & Good Deal

Confirmation this afternoon that Auckland’s new electric train fleet will be 57 electric multiple units (or EMUs as they are known), which comprise three cars. This...

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Electric Trains Progress At Last

Electric Trains Progress At Last

We’re still awaiting a decision on the tender for Auckland’s new electric trains (EMUs) electric trains but, after months of official silence, things...

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The World As We Lived It

The World As We Lived It

You may notice if you look at the URLs on pages at the top of your browser,  this site – formerly aucklandtrains.co.nz – has now become officially changed...

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Crossover Key In Weekend Work

Crossover Key In Weekend Work

More train disruption this weekend -and a key part of the work will be building a new crossover between tracks at Morningside Station. This will allow trains to...

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Pre-Electrification Work Continues

Pre-Electrification Work Continues

Thankfully the sun did come out during Queen’s Birthday weekend to help rail workers take advantage of the rail line closures. Pre-electrification work continues...

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Electric Trains Question In The House

Electric Trains Question In The House

Auckland Central National MP Nikki Kaye asked a patsy question of the transport minister in Parliament this afternoon: What progress has been made on the procurement...

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Union Watching Auck Electric Tender

Union Watching Auck Electric Tender

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says it’s watching very closely to see whether KiwiRail honours the local involvement pledge it made during the tender...

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Questions Over Auck Rail Tender

Questions Over Auck Rail Tender

KiwiRail is about to announce a decision on who will win the tender for Auckland’s electric trains and China North Rail is tipped by some as leading favourite. But...

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Greenlane Station Closed For 2 Weeks

Greenlane Station Closed For 2 Weeks

Greenlane train station will be closed between April 16 and May 1 while the platform extension work is carried out. Passengers who normally use this station will...

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Weekend Rail Disruption

Weekend Rail Disruption

Rail disruption this weekend affects travel to the Warriors vs Dragons match at Mt Smart. Extra rail buses will be running for the game on Saturday. The rail bus...

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Auck Electric Trains Not Til 2014

Auck Electric Trains Not Til 2014

Auckland’s new electric trains won’t be running on the network until 2014. That’s the latest estimate by KiwiRail in its update on the state of...

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How It’s Looking: Electric Masts

How It’s Looking: Electric Masts

More masts have been appearing in preparation for rail electrification. Besides Newmarket and Baldwin Ave, masts have been erected further out west. The masts will...

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Electric Masts, New Matangis

Electric Masts, New Matangis

While the anti-rail New Zealand Road Transport Herald continues to say closing rail at this time proves we don’t need rail here, Auckland and Wellington are...

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Masts Appear in Xmas Rail Shutdown

Masts Appear in Xmas Rail Shutdown

Once again, KiwiRail workers and contractors are gearing up for the big summer of rail work from Boxing Day while the rest of the city is on holiday. We’ll...

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Crossings Going To Be Big Issue

Crossings Going To Be Big Issue

In a couple of years Auckland will have electric trains roaring through at 10 minute intervals. How will traffic at level crossings cope with the frequent delays...

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Sth Auckland Work Rail Progress

Sth Auckland Work Rail Progress

Good progress is being made in preparation for electrification and  rail development in Manurewa and Papatoetoe as bridges get rebuilt to ensure there’s enough...

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Weekend Disruption For Signal Work

Weekend Disruption For Signal Work

More disruptions to train services this weekend as work continues on installing the new state of the art signalling equipment in preparation for electrification. Work...

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Auckland Rail Landscape 2013: Photos

Auckland Rail Landscape 2013: Photos

Here’s KiwiRail’s vision of how the Auckland rail network once the masts and electrification wires are completed for the electric trains arriving from...

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Rail Info Day

Rail Info Day

KiwiRail and Auckland Transport have an open day on Saturday to display info about the electrification of the Auckland rail network and the Christmas works programme. The...

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Onehunga Also Cops Weekend Changes

Onehunga Also Cops Weekend Changes

Onehunga train users also experience a rail closedown this weekend with buses replacing services. Only the Eastern Line escapes a heavy weekend of pre-electrification...

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Spring Housekeeping Weekend

Spring Housekeeping Weekend

It’s been a busy housekeeping weekend on the Western Line with no trains running over the tracks. Besides the start to Baldwin Ave’s station upgrade,...

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Busy Western Line Weekend

Busy Western Line Weekend

Who has been growing toadstools on the tracks? New sleepers, new signalling, pre-electrification work and track tidy work are among the works happening this weekend...

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