Archive for: RWC 2011

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

Report Lists RWC Transport Lessons

One of the Auckland Council’s main stated objectives with the RWC was to “make public transport use a habit.” A 250-page external consultants’ report...

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Powering Up For Electric

Powering Up For Electric

Rail workers have had one last full weekend of pre-electrification and pre-RWC work before the ban on construction during the Cup starts. There is apparently a closure...

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RWC Late Trains Planned

RWC Late Trains Planned

Late Auckland rail services will be provided through to 1.30 – 2.30am on Rugby World Cup match nights. A report to the Auckland Transport board this week says...

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Kingsland Gets Shelter

Kingsland Gets Shelter

Another $2.1m is to be spent at Kingsland station to keep RWC2011 fans away from the rain. Construction is starting to place canopies along exposed areas of the...

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Manukau: So Close, So Far

Manukau: So Close, So Far

The rail tracks have been laid inside the new 300m Manukau rail trench and once a bit of familiar station furniture is added, you could imagine the station operating....

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TupperWaka Draws World Attention

TupperWaka Draws World Attention

How many more silly little scraps will we have before the RWC 2011 in front of an international audience? After the long Queens Wharf debate finally leading to...

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Extra RWC Matches Expensive

Extra RWC Matches Expensive

Auckland Transport’s coffers will be plundered for some of the extra costs needed for the RWC 2011 matches being played at Eden Park instead of quake-hit Christchurch. And...

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Hamilton Underground For RWC?

Hamilton Underground For RWC?

Running commuter trains between Auckland to Hamilton during the RWC 2011 is still on the cards – and there’s talk now of whether the grotty underground...

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Queens Party Central Cloud Emerges

Queens Party Central Cloud Emerges

RWC 2011′s Queens Wharf multi-purpose temporary facility officially named The Cloud -  aka Party Central – has started to emerge. There is no going...

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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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Taggers Hit New Cabinets

Taggers Hit New Cabinets

Auckland transport and RWC 2011 authorities recognise that the Auckland rail corridor is a sea of ugly tags -and will not be a pretty sight on the Western Line for...

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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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RWC Trains Trial- Photos, Videos

RWC Trains Trial- Photos, Videos

Another RWC 2011 public transport trial tonight – for the Super 15 Blues vs Crusaders match at Eden Park, which Blues won 24-22 – seemed to go smoothly...

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RWC 2011 Transport Plans

RWC 2011 Transport Plans

More details have been revealed about transport arrangements and expectations during the Rugby World Cup 2011 period in Auckland later this year. They include closure...

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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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New Eden Park Booze Measures

New Eden Park Booze Measures

Better screening of patrons going into Eden Park for matches is one of the measures agreed upon today to prevent a repeat of the problems during the recent league...

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Were Train Users To Blame?

Were Train Users To Blame?

Auckland’s Mayor is complaining that people were bringing in alcohol on trains and buses for last Saturday’s league clash at Eden Park. Len Brown said in a statement...

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RWC Traffic Trial Rated 9/10

RWC Traffic Trial Rated 9/10

Saturday’s traffic management around Eden Park has been rated “9 out of 10” by the organisation responsible for ensuring safe, efficient traffic and spectator...

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RWC 2011 Trial Run : Photos

RWC 2011 Trial Run : Photos

Saturday night’s Four Nations league test series at Eden Park was designed to be a further dry run for next year’s RWC 2011 games there. How did it do? Police...

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Eden Park Looks Worldly: Photos

Eden Park Looks Worldly: Photos

More than 40,000 people attended tonight’s Four Nations League series at Eden Park – probably not quite the 65,000 expected for the RWC 201. And Eden...

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Here’s $3m RWC 2011 Walkway

Here’s $3m RWC 2011 Walkway

That $3m Eden Park Shared Space Wairepo walkway is almost ready for prime time. And cost and disruption aside, it looks nice so far. The walkway is so rugby patrons...

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Is Underpass Leaking?

Is Underpass Leaking?

Last time I used the Kingsland station underpass, it was ankle deep in water. I raised the issue at the time as to whether the underpass was a leaking building. Tonight...

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Queens Party Central To Be ‘The Cloud’

Queens Party Central To Be ‘The Cloud’

The Government’s new design for the redeveloped Queens Wharf has been released and it’s called “The Cloud.” Prime Minister John Key says...

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Queens Shed Demolition Starts

Queens Shed Demolition Starts

Demolition work has now begun on Shed 11 at Queens Wharf. It’s being slowly dismantled and will be removed under the guidance of specialist heritage architects...

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