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Electric trains | September 7, 2012
Here are videos of masts being erected near the Morningside station, August 2012.
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Auckland, Featured, RWC 2011, Trains | August 6, 2011
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,...
Featured, RWC 2011, Trains | July 18, 2011
Morningside train station – one of the key stations during the Rugby World Cup 2011 at nearby Eden Park – has a new look this morning – looking...
Auckland, Featured, RWC 2011, Top Debate | July 16, 2011
Rugby World Cup visitors will get more shelter from Auckland’s four-seasons-in-one day climate with the new canopies being erected this afternoon at the Kingsland...
Featured, General, RWC 2011, Trains | July 14, 2011
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...
Featured, General, Trains | July 11, 2011
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...
Featured, General, RWC 2011, Trains | June 18, 2011
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...
Featured, Trains | June 7, 2011
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...
Featured, General, RWC 2011, Trains | May 20, 2011
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...
Featured, RWC 2011, Top Debate, Trains | May 19, 2011
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.
Bus, Featured, HOP, RWC 2011, Top Debate, Trains | May 14, 2011
Here is what the HOP Train tag posts look like.
Reader Jym spotted one at Morningside so I went and had a close look.
Auckland, Featured, General, RWC 2011, Trains | March 15, 2011
Recent strange inner-city goings-on suggest some council officials want to paint the town grey in time for the RWC 2011 which has triggered rumours the colourful...
Auckland, Bus, Featured, General, Motorways, RWC 2011, Top Debate, Trains | March 12, 2011
In a new clampdown as part of the Eden Park-area RWC measures, Morningside Drive around the rail station was closed to traffic tonight.
Patrons going to the train...
Featured, General, RWC 2011, Trains | March 7, 2011
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...
Featured, RWC 2011, Top Debate | February 22, 2011
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...
Auckland, Featured, Top Debate, Trains | February 15, 2011
Trains will run in the same direction on both rail lines for the first time after this Saturday’s Super 15 game at Eden Park.
It will mean trains can leave Kingsland...
HOP, Top Debate, Trains | February 8, 2011
And this is what the final tag on tag off integrated ticketing posts will look like:
Crop circles on Morningside station?
But as the Double Rainbow guy...
General, RWC 2011, Trains | February 6, 2011
Here is a sight we will be getting used to this year.
Last night, awaiting the end of the cricket at Eden Park were 2 trains stabled in the sidings at Morningside.
Featured, Top Debate, Trains | January 26, 2011
Good to see a St Lukes resident group is adopting the idea of Westfield shopping centre having to run shuttle buses between St Lukes mall and Morningside train station.
Featured, RWC 2011, Trains | December 3, 2010
More disruptions to train services this weekend as work continues on installing the new state of the art signalling equipment in preparation for electrification.
Featured, General, Trains | November 21, 2010
Pouring of concrete for the start of the West-bound extended platform for Baldwin Ave started this weekend.
Workers took advantage of the West line being free of...
Featured, Trains | October 3, 2010
It was Tamper Time for the Morningside to Kingsland line this afternoon as the track was straightened and balanced as part of the big weekend of pre-electrification...
Top Debate, Trains | October 2, 2010
Busy Morningside Drive at the New North Rd end is closed this weekend while workers make the most of no Western Line trains to make progress on pre-electrification...
Trains | September 30, 2010
A big weekend of pre-electrification work at Morningside.
To complete work at the level crossing in Morningside Drive, that section of road will be closed to traffic...
RWC 2011, Trains | September 22, 2010
A few weeks ago, I tipped that the giant St Lukes mall expansion has been approved by the independent commissioners hearing submissions on the plan – and would...
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