Archive for: Morningside

Videos: Masts Being Erected

Videos: Masts Being Erected

Here are videos of masts being erected near the Morningside station, August 2012.

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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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Morningside’s New Look

Morningside’s New Look

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...

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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

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...

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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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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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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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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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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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Train Tag Posts Arrive

Train Tag Posts Arrive

Here is what the HOP Train tag posts look like. Reader Jym spotted one at Morningside so I went and had a close look.

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Rail Murals To Turn Grey?

Rail Murals To Turn Grey?

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...

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Morningside Drive Blocked For League

Morningside Drive Blocked For League

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...

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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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Same Direction Trains Gets Trial

Same Direction Trains Gets Trial

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...

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How It’s Looking: Tag Off Posts(Update)

And this is what the final tag on tag off integrated ticketing posts will look like: Crop circles on Morningside station? Maybe not. But as the Double Rainbow guy...

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RWC Stabling Practice

RWC Stabling Practice

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. This...

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Residents Want St Lukes Train Shuttles

Residents Want St Lukes Train Shuttles

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. The...

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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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Baldwin Ave Concreting Starts

Baldwin Ave Concreting Starts

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...

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Videos: Tamper Outburst

Videos: Tamper Outburst

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...

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Rail Work Closes Rd

Rail Work Closes Rd

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...

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Big Morningside Weekend

Big Morningside Weekend

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...

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Mall Decision: PT Ignored

Mall Decision: PT Ignored

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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