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Auckland, Featured, General, Top Debate | September 17, 2011
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.
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Featured, Trains | July 13, 2011
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...
Auckland, Featured, Top Debate, Trains | April 24, 2011
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...
Auckland, Featured, General, Trains | January 21, 2011
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...
Auckland, Bus, Featured, General, Top Debate, Trains | December 23, 2010
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...
Auckland, Cycling, Featured, Motorways | December 1, 2010
The new pedestrian/cycle bridge spanning Onehunga Harbour Road will be officially opened tomorrow afternoon.
NZTA hopes it will provide safe crossing across Onehunga...
General, Trains | November 19, 2010
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...
Featured, General, Trains | November 16, 2010
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.
Auckland, Motorways, Top Debate, Trains | November 4, 2010
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...
Trains | November 1, 2010
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...
General, Trains | November 1, 2010
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...
General, Top Debate, Trains | October 18, 2010
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...
Trains | October 13, 2010
Transport minister Steven Joyce faced more questioning in parliament this afternoon about the benefits of Auckland rail.
Yesterday it was Greens co-leader Russel...
Top Debate, Trains | September 30, 2010
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...
Top Debate, Trains | September 29, 2010
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...
Trains | September 25, 2010
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...
Trains | September 23, 2010
Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the CBD rail loop is not “off the government’s agenda” because it has never been “on the agenda.”
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...
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...
Trains | September 22, 2010
Transport minister Steven Joyce warned today about thinking about any more Auckland rail projects coming through.
Amid a predictable answer in parliament, the minister...
General | September 21, 2010
People trying to catch the Onehunga services early this afternoon reported delays said to have been caused by signal issuers.
Anyone else noticed anything?
Trains | September 20, 2010
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...
Bus, Motorways, Trains | September 20, 2010
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...
Trains | September 19, 2010
We’re keeping an eye on the number of Onehunga commuters.
4.16pm service to Onehunga- 23 got off at Onehunga.
Return trip 10 got on at Onehunga...
Trains | September 18, 2010
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...
Electric trains | September 7, 2012 | 0 comments
Auckland, General | December 25, 2011 | 29 comments
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