Archive for: Onehunga

Onehunga One Year On

Onehunga One Year On

Today is the re-activated Onehunga Line’s first birthday. The line -which some in high places argued would not get patronage- has been a success. Since the...

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Western Line Performance Down Again

Western Line Performance Down Again

Eastern and Southern Line commuters had a better run last month – but Western Line commuters had the same bad experience as the previous month – the...

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Electric Rail Landscape Changes

Electric Rail Landscape Changes

As Auckland heads towards the introduction of electric trains in 2013, there are more signs on the Auckland rail network landscape that electrification is coming...

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Park n Ride Shame

Park n Ride Shame

The only way you will encourage more Aucklanders to use the train or bus is to provide a park ‘n’ride so those not close to the transport facility can...

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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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Onehunga Pedestrian Bridge Opens

Onehunga Pedestrian Bridge Opens

The new pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning Onehunga Harbour Road will be officially opened  tomorrow afternoon. NZTA hopes it will provide safe crossing across Onehunga...

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Onehunga Also Cops Weekend Changes

Onehunga Also Cops Weekend Changes

Onehunga train users also experience a rail closedown this weekend with buses replacing services. Only the Eastern Line escapes a heavy weekend of pre-electrification...

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Onehunga Still Best Performer

Onehunga Still Best Performer

Onehunga’s new train service continues to be the shining light in rail performance stats. In October, it clocked up 94.5% punctuality and 99.2% service delivery. This...

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Onehunga P&R Busy

Onehunga P&R Busy

Onehunga’s newly finished park and ride facility is busy. Observations suggest it’s half to three-quarters full on weekdays. There were 23 cars parked...

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Onehunga Trains Best Behaved

Onehunga Trains Best Behaved

The latest Auckland train performance stats show that the new Onehunga train services are the best performing despite the initial speed restrictions. The newly introduced...

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Onehunga Booming

Onehunga Booming

Onehunga’s new train services are booming. The line is doing on average 500 passenger journeys a day. Auckland Transport says it’s well in line with...

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Onehunga On Time

Onehunga On Time

Onehunga has got off to a great start in terms of services being on time. It achieved the best punctuality record of all lines in September – although it must...

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Joyce Gets Another Question

Joyce Gets Another Question

Transport minister Steven Joyce faced more questioning in parliament this afternoon about the benefits of Auckland rail. Yesterday it was Greens co-leader Russel...

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Onehunga Gets Busy

Onehunga Gets Busy

Promising signs Onehunga is going like a rocket. Yesterday someone using it reported 30-40 people waiting at Onehunga. This afternoon I took a random afternoon service...

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Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Airport Rail Being Taken Seriously

Good to see the morning paper has picked up on the airport rail debate, no doubt thanks to those who said they emailled them my post the other day. Even better to...

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Onehunga Discovers Trains!

Onehunga Discovers Trains!

Here’s my favourite email of the day. I had lots of emails before Onehunga opened from people asking questions about train travel as they had not been on one...

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CBD Loop Not Yet On Agenda

CBD Loop Not Yet On Agenda

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the CBD rail loop is not “off the government’s agenda” because it has never been “on the agenda.” He...

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Onehunga: Keeping It Real

Onehunga: Keeping It Real

Inspired by the debate here this morning as to whether Onehunga’s train service is going as hoped – or worse, I decided to check it out for myself by...

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MP Says Give Onehunga A Chance

MP Says Give Onehunga A Chance

Stop concentrating on the low numbers using Onehunga. They’ll come. That’s what Labour MP Carol Beaumont said today – reflecting what we have been...

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Airport Rail? Be Sensible!

Airport Rail? Be Sensible!

Transport minister Steven Joyce warned today about thinking about any more Auckland rail projects coming through. Amid a predictable answer in parliament, the minister...

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Signal Issues?

Signal Issues?

People trying to catch the Onehunga services early this afternoon reported delays said to have been caused by signal issuers. Anyone else noticed anything? Let’s...

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Minister Told How PT Is Booming

Minister Told How PT Is Booming

ARTA Chairman Rabin Rabindran at the opening of Onehunga Auckland’s rail use just keeps on growing. That’s what ARTA’s chairman, Rabin Rabindran...

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Time For Airport Rail Campaign

Time For Airport Rail Campaign

As I predicted, the media virtually ignored rail’s big day on Saturday with scant coverage of the opening of Onehunga attended by hundreds of excited people...

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Onehunga -Watching the Numbers

Onehunga -Watching the Numbers

We’re keeping an eye on the number of Onehunga commuters. This afternoon: 4.16pm service to Onehunga- 23 got off at Onehunga. Return trip  10 got on at Onehunga...

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Pics: Onehunga Celebrates In Style

Pics: Onehunga Celebrates In Style

Set against a back drop of blustery winds and the odd shower , a Veolia train filled with guests celebrating the reopening of the Onehunga branch line rolled into...

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