Archive for: Kingsland

RWC Topples Patronage Records

RWC Topples Patronage Records

As expected, RWC inflated the figures for Auckland public transport in October creating records and big increases. It took the annual figure to a near 10% increase....

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RWC Kingsland Goes Black Photos

RWC Kingsland Goes Black Photos

  Unbelievable. Supporting the All Blacks is one thing but going literally black for the final was not on Auckland’s agenda. After a power cut in the...

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Riot Squad

Riot Squad

Here’s the Rugby World Cup story you won’t read in the MSM. Mix the cocktail of Kiwi booze culture and the UK-type football behaviour that happens when...

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53% Used PT For Bledisloe

53% Used PT For Bledisloe

Auckland Transport has revealed that arecord 53% of the Bledisloe Cup crowd travelled home from the match at Eden Park by public transport. In their analysis of...

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RWC Opening Will Hit Commuters

RWC Opening Will Hit Commuters

LATEST UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS HERE Regular train commuters are being warned they’ll need to leave work early on Friday September 9 -the opening day of the Rugby...

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It’s A Long Way To Timbuktu

It’s A Long Way To Timbuktu

Amazing. Even though a reported 18,000 got to Eden Park by train on Saturday night, the media manage to find a negative angle. TV3 went as far as to say Auckland...

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How Rugby World Cup Madness Looks

How Rugby World Cup Madness Looks

So it begins. After a year or so of trials, tonight’s Bledisloe Wallabies vs All Blacks clash is being treated as the real thing for the Rugby World Cup 2011,...

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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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RWC Britomart Trial Run

RWC Britomart Trial Run

The Bledisloe Cup clash  at Eden Park on Saturday August 6 will see for the first time the customer separation in place that will be run during the RWC Matches. At...

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5 More Carriages -That’s Your Lot

5 More Carriages -That’s Your Lot

5 new carriages are being added to the Auckland trains rolling fleet. This will help cope with increasing demand and overcrowding. Auckland Transport says that’s...

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Crossing Over For RWC2011

Crossing Over For RWC2011

Phew! Back to train nerd posts that won’t attract the media’s glaze! One of the key projects being worked on by Auckland rail workers during this weekend...

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What Kingsland Canopies Look Like

What Kingsland Canopies Look Like

Here is an artist’s impression giving an idea of what the Kingsland train station’s canopies will look like. Since AKT mentioned another $2.1m is to...

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Kingsland Gets Shelter

Kingsland Gets Shelter

Another $2.1m is to be spent at Kingsland station to keep RWC2011 fans away from the rain. Construction is starting to place canopies along exposed areas of the...

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Men In Black

Men In Black

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, fresh from saying the CBD Rail Link case was over-cooked by Auckland’s authorities so they can’t get government funding...

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Welcome To Friendly Eden Park!

Welcome To Friendly Eden Park!

It’s only a Blues game tonight but you would think it was an armed offenders callout. And good luck if you work in one of the small businesses in one of the...

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Regulars Get Raw Deal

Regulars Get Raw Deal

Regular commuters travelling home on the Western Line services tomorrow night once again get the raw deal because of the Blues game at Eden Park. Auckland Transport...

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Weekends Not For Regulars

Weekends Not For Regulars

Some regular rail commuters are in for two more weekends when they might be best using a car or other ways to get around. Emails are already coming in to AKT complaining...

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Rugby Fans, Get Real!

Rugby Fans, Get Real!

It’s a sign of our obsessive car culture that people moan about having to walk for 10 minutes as if it’s the end of the world. The morning tabloid seems...

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2010: A Year Of Openings

2010: A Year Of Openings

2010 was the year we saw plans and construction work turn into visible modern improvements to Auckland’s train network. It was a year of openings – and...

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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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RWC Traffic Trial Rated 9/10

RWC Traffic Trial Rated 9/10

Saturday’s traffic management around Eden Park has been rated “9 out of 10” by the organisation responsible for ensuring safe, efficient traffic and spectator...

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Cops Blame Train Users!

Cops Blame Train Users!

Come on officials -don’t blame public transport for the ugly chaos around the Eden Park league matches on Saturday. Auckland City Police Operations Superintendent...

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RWC 2011 Trial Run : Photos

RWC 2011 Trial Run : Photos

Saturday night’s Four Nations league test series at Eden Park was designed to be a further dry run for next year’s RWC 2011 games there. How did it do? Police...

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Overbridge Closed For Game

Overbridge Closed For Game

The Kingsland station overbridge that takes you across to either Kingsland village or Sandringham Rd –  is going to be closed on Saturday from 3pm. It’s...

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Is Underpass Leaking?

Is Underpass Leaking?

Last time I used the Kingsland station underpass, it was ankle deep in water. I raised the issue at the time as to whether the underpass was a leaking building. Tonight...

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