Archive for: Kingdon St

Kingdon St Death Inquiry Out

Kingdon St Death Inquiry Out

Remember the case of the old guy who died when he alighted off a train at the old Newmarket West station in Kingdon St? The results of an inquiry into the death...

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Photos: Auckland Rail 12 Months Ago

Photos: Auckland Rail 12 Months Ago

It’s extraordinary to revisit Auckland’s rail network exactly 12 months ago and see what amazing progress has been made. Parts of the network, especially...

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Khyber Buy Back Welcomed

Khyber Buy Back Welcomed

AMP has now given up its quest to develop the old Lion Breweries site in Khyber Pass over the road from the station and sold it back to the brewery. And that’s...

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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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Whose Hand-me-downs?

Whose Hand-me-downs?

Joust, in the thread on the improvements to Mt Albert station, has made a perceptive observation. Where have the new shelters come from? Are they hand-me- downs...

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Desperate Times

Desperate Times

If I write about every breakdown occurring on the Auckland rail network at the moment, especially the Western line, this site will look like a bad Microsoft day...

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King Gone. Wasn’t There A Train Station Here? – Latest Demolition Photos

King Gone. Wasn’t There A Train Station Here? – Latest Demolition Photos

Here are the latest photos of what the former Newmarket West Kingdon St train station looks like now: Overview looking towards where the station was

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Kingdon St Update: One Platform Gone, One Going – Latest Photos

Kingdon St Update: One Platform Gone, One Going – Latest Photos

The Westbound – platform has now gone from Newmarket’s Kingdon St while the other remaining platform is still in the process of being demolished this...

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Kingdon St Station Being Reduced To Rubble – Latest Photos

Kingdon St Station Being Reduced To Rubble – Latest Photos

Newmarket’s Kingdon St train station is now well on its way to be reduced to rubble. Here is how things look this morning: Earlier,  AKT reprinted the...

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KiwiRail Defends Kingdon St Demolition – ARC Replies: “You’ll Regret It”

KiwiRail Defends Kingdon St Demolition – ARC Replies: “You’ll Regret It”

KiwiRail’s charman, Jim Quinn, has defended the demolition of the Newmarket West Kingdon St station saying that continuing with a temporary station, “if...

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Kingdon St Demolition Slow -Latest Photos

Kingdon St Demolition Slow -Latest Photos

The dismantling of Kingdon St’s Newmarket West temporary station is slow. For the other temporary Newmarket station, Newmarket South at Remuera Rd, extra workers...

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Kingdon St Signs Get Toppled -Demolition Photos

Kingdon St Signs Get Toppled -Demolition Photos

It’s hardly an event on the scale of Saddam’s statue being toppled after the US invasion of Iraq!! But the first thing to get done this afternoon in...

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Kingdon Train Platforms Get Demolished Today – Latest Photos

Kingdon Train Platforms Get Demolished Today – Latest Photos

Tossing what were the Davis Crescent stairs onto a truck These were once the Davis Crescent stairs to the Newmarket West train station. Yesterday afternoon they...

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Kingdon St Train Station Demolition Squad Arrive – Photos

Kingdon St Train Station Demolition Squad Arrive – Photos

The demolition squad arrived at Kingdon St’s Newmarket West train station this afternoon. Unless there is a stay of execution, they’ll start work on...

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ARC Chair’s Last Minute “Dear Jim” Letter Over Newmarket West Station

ARC Chair’s Last Minute “Dear Jim” Letter Over Newmarket West Station

ARC chairman Mike Lee has made a desperate last-minute Christmas eve plea for the Newmarket West temporary station at Kingdon St to be saved. As first publicly revealed...

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Forbidden Kingdon: Station To Be Demolished

Forbidden Kingdon: Station To Be Demolished

On Thursday night, the last train to ever use the temporary Newmarket West Kingdon St train station will arrive there on its way out west. The demolition of the...

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Arm Wrestle over Kingdon

Arm Wrestle over Kingdon

Back in September, I blogged that discussions were  taking place whether there’s an argument to retain Newmarket’s Kingdon St Western line temporary stop in...

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