Archive for: RWC2011

Price Hike For RWC

Price Hike For RWC

Taking long distance trains to the RWC is not going to be cheap. Take the Capital Connection train today between Palmerston North and Wellington and it will cost...

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For Stranded RWC Fans

For Stranded RWC Fans

Finally the Strand railway station is getting some attention although it’s too late to turn the clock back. Just two representative sections of the canopy...

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Singing In The Rain

Singing In The Rain

Because public transport will not be able to carry everyone to the Eden Park games, the official view is that 3000 need to be walking to the Park. Official estimates...

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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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Men In Black

Men In Black

Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, fresh from saying the CBD Rail Link case was over-cooked by Auckland’s authorities so they can’t get government funding...

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Labour’s Empty Jar

Labour’s Empty Jar

Labour’s performance is so woeful, it can only be concluded they are getting their PR training from the Taliban’s suicide bombing division and want to...

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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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Manukau Train Station Delayed

Manukau Train Station Delayed

The new Manukau rail line, due to open in July, has been delayed. It will now not open until February next year. The opening of the new line will coincide with the...

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Should We Save The Strand?

Should We Save The Strand?

What an eyesore. As you pass west-bound alongside what served Auckland as its Parnell-based railway station for 70 years, you will notice how the platforms are now...

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Queen Wharf Cloud Gets Cover

Queen Wharf Cloud Gets Cover

Fabric now covers part of Queens Wharf RWC2011 building officially called The Cloud structure and suppose to be Party central although that is now rather murky. It’s...

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How To Run An Event

How To Run An Event

More proof that people like to go to events by public transport and not worry about using car and battling parking. Especially when a council sets up a park and...

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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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A New Eden

A New Eden

What do you think of the new multi-million dollar Eden Park revamp, three years in the making? Alex K comes away pleasantly surprised. I have to admit I was sceptical...

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Dodgy Cabs Fined

Dodgy Cabs Fined

Heavy fines have been imposed on the director of three Auckland taxi companies who allowed some of his drivers to operate taxis without the correct passenger service...

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15,000 To Bus To RWC North Harbour

15,000 To Bus To RWC North Harbour

With no North Shore trains, how will rugby fans attending North Harbour RWC 2011 games get there easily? The North Harbour Stadium Transport Plan was released today...

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Want Queens Wharf Shed 11?

Want Queens Wharf Shed 11?

The ARC has begun the tender process for the dismantling of Queens Wharf’s Shed 11, which is to be removed and stored for up to two years, on a site at the...

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Pics: RWC2011 Countdown Clock

Pics: RWC2011 Countdown Clock

If you head to Britomart tonight, take a detour into QEII square outside the Downtown mall and see what you think of the Auckland City’s RWC2011 countdown...

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Eden Park Opening Oct 10

Eden Park Opening Oct 10

The new look Eden Park will be officially opened on Sunday October 10 with a charity public open day but who will be Mayor? The prime minister John Key will officially...

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4 Auckland RWC2011 Party Centrals

4 Auckland RWC2011 Party Centrals

RWC organisers confirm there will be party centrals at Albany, Henderson and Manukau in addition to the controversial CBD site at Queens Wharf. The Party Centrals,...

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Morningsiding Finished

Morningsiding Finished

The creation of a siding at Morningside station so trains can be backed up for matches during the Rugby World Cup 2011 has been finished. This is how it looks. Looking...

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RWC Meets Its Waterloo

RWC Meets Its Waterloo

In Wellington, work is starting on Waterloo Quay to transform the pedestrian route between the cruise ship terminal and the city before the Rugby World Cup 2011. The...

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Strand Emergency Stop

Strand Emergency Stop

The development of a stabling yard at the old Strand railway station yard is now confirmed and underway. An impetus is to bring a couple of the platforms of the...

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Police: Rugby Trains Made Difference

Police: Rugby Trains Made Difference

12 vehicles were impounded and 20 people had their license suspended after returning a reading of more than 650 micrograms of alcohol per litre of breath in a post-...

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RWC2011 Trial Run

RWC2011 Trial Run

Auckland’s public transport system was being well and truly tested tonight with a dry run for the Rugby World Cup 2011. Rugby fans pour off trains to head...

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Video: Kingsland Underpass Opens

Video: Kingsland Underpass Opens

Kingsland train station’s new underpass was used for the very first time tonight. It is suppose to cater for any overload of rail passengers arriving for...

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