Archive for: Tranz Metro

Wellington PT Fare Structure Review

Wellington PT Fare Structure Review

Greater Wellington Regional Council is about to begin a review of how bus, train and harbour ferry fares are calculated. Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s...

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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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Wgtn Rail Changes Signed

Wgtn Rail Changes Signed

Wellington’s Metro Rail changes have been signed and sealed today. It includes improvements to Wellington’s metropolitan rail network and a change of owner...

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Rail Shifts From Taxes To Rates

Rail Shifts From Taxes To Rates

“Improving the operating models” for Auckland and Wellington Metro rail – which means local councils and ratepayers having to foot more and more...

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Train Faults Up 25%

Train Faults Up 25%

Bring on the new trains. Train faults are plaguing the Auckland network. Overall rail performance figures in May are the best since last August but the bad news...

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Wellington Fares Up

Wellington Fares Up

Two-thirds of Wellington bus and train commuters are in for a fare increase. Wellington’s regional council has pushed ahead with a fare increase from September...

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Auck vs Wellington Train Performance

Auck vs Wellington Train Performance

In April, 90% of Wellington trains were on time to within 5 minutes in April.  84% of trains were on time to within 3 minutes. Of the 7,115 Auckland train services...

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KiwiRail Boost But No Word On CBD Link

KiwiRail Boost But No Word On CBD Link

No mention of the Auckland CBD eail link in the Budget, announced this afternoon  -  but the Government is digging into its pockets for $250 million more for KiwiRail...

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Wellington Extend Train Moves

Wellington Extend Train Moves

Wellington’s measures to try to curb train overcrowding and subsequent loss of fare collections are not just continuing but being extended. From tomorrow,...

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Overcrowding Brings Wgtn Train Changes

Overcrowding Brings Wgtn Train Changes

Wellington readers remarked on AKT recently that they were travelling on commuter trains without being asked to show tickets or pay – because of the overcrowding....

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Wgtn Train Ban On Cycles

Wgtn Train Ban On Cycles

Wellington cyclists wanting to carry their bike on trains are being urged to buy a folding bike instead, now the new trains are being introduced. This is especially...

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Auck’s On Time Train Target 85%

Auck’s On Time Train Target 85%

Auckland Transport has set a train performance target of 85% punctuality (trains arriving at their destination within five minutes of their scheduled time). In...

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Wellington Derailment

Wellington Derailment

Passengers were kept on board a Wellington suburban train after it derailed at the Ngaio station on the Johnsonville line this afternoon. 15 passengers were kept...

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Wellington Rush Hour Signal Fail

Wellington Rush Hour Signal Fail

Wellington’s turn for a major Tranz Metro train FAIL during peak time tonight. Signals failed around the Wellington junction at 5.04pm bringing services except...

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Wgtn Rail 86%, Auck 82%

Wgtn Rail 86%, Auck 82%

Wellington commuter services continue to fall short of their performance targets. Tranz Metro’s performance target is to have 95% of our services arriving and...

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Johnsonville Angst

Johnsonville Angst

Ohariu-based Labour List MP Charles Chauvel is demanding an explanation from Tranz Metro owner KiwiRail after complaints that Johnsonville Train commuters were denied...

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Wgtn Trains Back To Normal

Wgtn Trains Back To Normal

Fingers crossed for Wellington train commuters in the morning. After another horrendous couple of days, thanks to repair work on the slips carried out over the weekend,...

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Another Johnsonville Slip

Another Johnsonville Slip

Update- Services are now running to timetable on the Johnsonville line. Earlier: Another slip problem on the Wellington lines. Services are being replaced by buses...

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KiwiRail Upbeat

KiwiRail Upbeat

KiwiRail’s CEO is upbeat about how KiwiRail is doing and says its business is turning a corner. For the first time in many years we can envisage a vibrant,...

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Slip Taking Time To Clear

Slip Taking Time To Clear

It will be Monday before Wellington’s rail services can get back to normal. As the slip north of Plimmerton is still being cleared, electrified services cannot...

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‘Cautious” Approach To Wgtn Services

KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn says they are taking “an understandably cautious approach to running trains around Wellington,” following bad weather yesterday...

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Bad Friday For Wellington Trains

Bad Friday For Wellington Trains

Wellington rail commuters are in for a tough morning. Due to slips, Fridays morning peak services on the Paraparaumu and Johnsonville lines are expected to be severely...

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2 Wellington Trains Crash –  Update

2 Wellington Trains Crash – Update

Fortunately there have been no fatalities after two Tranz Metro Wellington passenger trains collided near Plimmerton just north of Wellington just before rush hour...

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Wgtn Rail Rap

Wgtn Rail Rap

A group of Wellington law students and graduates has created a You Tube clip about Wellington’s rail service and current level of service!

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Tree Fouls Wgtn Trains Tonight (Update)

Tree Fouls Wgtn Trains Tonight (Update)

It hasn’t been a good run for Wellington’s Tranz Metro services and tonight commuters need to brace for lengthy delays until 6.30pm. Trains had a reduced...

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