Archive for: Newmarket

A Stitch Ahead Of Time

A Stitch Ahead Of Time

NZTA’s “Big Stitch” over the weekend went well with both the new motorway bridges over Newmarket getting joined together. The pre-publicity successfully scared...

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Old Newmarket Lanes Cut

Old Newmarket Lanes Cut

Workers using diamond wire saws have completed a significant construction milestone on the Newmarket viaduct replacement project on Auckland’s Southern Motorway...

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Ring My Bell

Ring My Bell

Sarawira St is just down the road or railtrack from the busy Newmarket railway station. It’s also a nice street in Parnell where residents have got used to...

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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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Messy Station Square Saga Pt 2

Messy Station Square Saga Pt 2

There is a little good news about Station Square –  but only in terms of the ghastly narrow Broadway access way. Yesterday I described the Square as a total...

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Station Square Total FAIL

Station Square Total FAIL

It’s turned into a total fail. I have been stopping my monthly visits to Newmarket’s troubled soul-less cold concrete- dominated Station Square, dwarfed...

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Newmarket Junction Gets Powered

Newmarket Junction Gets Powered

I noticed a big shed has been placed at Newmarket Junction. . Someone has painted it to ward off graffiti. Is it a workers shed, a giant portaloo, a railway- decorated...

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4th Newmarket Lane Opened At Last

4th Newmarket Lane Opened At Last

After a couple of nights of weather affecting road works, the 4th motorway lane across the new southbound Newmarket Viaduct is now open. Despite a heavy fog last...

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A Little Highway Work For Auckland

A Little Highway Work For Auckland

It’s sometimes hard to keep track of all the highway roading being down in the Auckland region because there feels to be so much. So here’s a helpful...

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Rail Platform Extensions

Rail Platform Extensions

Platform extensions are underway at several Southern Line stations. Greenlane Station is closed until May 1 and the platform extensions will be completed at the...

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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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Old Southbound Viaduct Removed

Old Southbound Viaduct Removed

More road disruption ahead to enable the removal and lowering of segments of the old southbound viaduct directly over Broadway. Newmarket’s Broadway will be...

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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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Newmarket Viaduct Deconstruction

Newmarket Viaduct Deconstruction

The old part of the Newmarket Viaduct is being dismantled. Part of Newmarket’s Broadway will be reduced to one lane each way from 7am to 8pm this Saturday and...

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Auck Weekend Disruption

Auck Weekend Disruption

NZTA plans big work on its two major State Highway 1 upgrades – the Victoria Park Tunnel and the Newmarket Connection: Viaduct Replacement projects over Auckland...

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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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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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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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Newmarket Viaduct Update

Newmarket Viaduct Update

NZTA will be closing one southbound lane of the Newmarket Viaduct at 9pm on Monday night  and a second lane at 10pm. These earlier-than-usual night closures are...

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Station Square Update

Station Square Update

I went to Newmarket’s Station Square this afternoon to see if it had come to life at all since the last depressing update here. Yes, i know I’m obsessed...

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Photos: Auck Rail Exactly 1 Yr Ago

Photos: Auck Rail Exactly 1 Yr Ago

If you want a reality check of how far Auckland has come with rail in the last 12 months, think back to the frenetic rail work being done last Labour weekend, exactly...

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SH1 Delays At Newmarket

SH1 Delays At Newmarket

715pm Major delays on the southern motorway. As a result of a crash involving a motorcyclist on the Southern motorway in the southbound lanes of the Newmarket viaduct,...

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Auck Council’s Low Cost Wi-Fi Plan

Auck Council’s Low Cost Wi-Fi Plan

A low cost Wi Fi service for a wide area of Auckland’s inner city district including Newmarket and Parnell has been advocated by an Auckland city council committee...

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Free Travel Success Proves Rail

Free Travel Success Proves Rail

ARC chair Mike Lee says he hopes anyone taking the train for the first time during the period of free travel doing the weekend “got the opportunity to experience...

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30,000 Free Train Trips Made

30,000 Free Train Trips Made

Free train travel over the weekend saw the usual Sunday patronage jump six-fold. Aucklanders readily took up the free train offer with approximately 30,000 trips...

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