Archive for: Veolia

Veolia Quits

Veolia Quits

Statements out of Paris tonight from Veolia saying it’s quitting the transport sector and will quit half the countries it is operating in to reduce massive debt. Veolia...

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Veolia Welcomes Independent RWC Report

Veolia Welcomes Independent RWC Report

Veoila head Graham Sibery has commented on the independent report into the Rugby World Cup opening night situation. Veolia Transport Auckland welcomes the report...

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What’s In Veolia’s Plan For Tonight

What’s In Veolia’s Plan For Tonight

Veolia are taking no chances with their bid to put things right for tonight’s Eden Park RWC match and future matches there – after the official and public...

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Council Decisions On Train Fail Wednesday

Council Decisions On Train Fail Wednesday

On Wednesday afternoon the Council will announce what transport  plans it has for this coming Saturday’s Eden Park match after it receives the report from...

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What Went Wrong Last Night

What Went Wrong Last Night

Fail is the kindest way to describe last night’s transport failure. For a more colourful word describing faith in our system to cope – ask the 2000 people...

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5 More Carriages -That’s Your Lot

5 More Carriages -That’s Your Lot

5 new carriages are being added to the Auckland trains rolling fleet. This will help cope with increasing demand and overcrowding. Auckland Transport says that’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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Woeful Punctuality

Woeful Punctuality

Only 69% of Auckland’s train services were on time in January and Veolia Transport acknowledges that there has been “a reduction in performance in recent...

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Stopwork Disrupts Thursday’s Trains

Stopwork Disrupts Thursday’s Trains

An industrial meeting is going to disrupt Auckland train services during the day today(Thursday). Only limited train services will operate  between 10.00am and...

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Big Train Out Problems

Big Train Out Problems

A reported 8000 trips were made by train for the Big Day Out.  But it wasn’t a happy experience for everyone. Overall, it’s a healthy number out of...

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Newbies Ask 20 Questions

Newbies Ask 20 Questions

Every week AKT gets emails asking questions about train issues – and in the last 6 months, there’s been a massive -almost unmanageable- increase in the...

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Veolia To Improve Communication

Veolia To Improve Communication

Veolia has responded to the problems at Britomart on Tuesday night when a meltdown caused trains to back up waiting to get into the Britomart tunnel. And when commuters...

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No Sleep ‘Til Baldwin

No Sleep ‘Til Baldwin

Here’s a sorry tale from commuter Andrew W tonight, about which I have asked Veolia for comment: “I arrived at Britomart for the 6:21pm service west...

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Rush Time Stress

Rush Time Stress

Trains were backed up entering the Britomart tunnel around rush hour as a result of this afternoon’s major problems. One reader at one stage spotted 6 waiting...

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First Train Into Onehunga

First Train Into Onehunga

A familiar Veolia train arrived at Onehunga about 10.30am this morning as the first official train to use the Onehunga line, re-activated after 37 years. The Mainline...

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Pass Purchase Changes

Pass Purchase Changes

Monthly rail passes will no longer be able to be bought on board trains from October 3. ARTA says its marketing campaign to get people to buy such tickets before...

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New Timetables Hailed

New Timetables Hailed

Despite some commuter grumbles, both ARTA and Veolia are today hailing the new train timetables, coming into effect September 19, as a great step forward. On that...

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Passenger Protest

Passenger Protest

A group of Wellington passengers refused to pay the fare because they had not been infomed their rush hour morning train had broken down and they would be late. But...

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Fold Up Your Tray Table

Fold Up Your Tray Table

After numerous calls for better communication surrounding Auckland rail journeys, I’m reluctant to discourage it. But what is with the recent trend to provide...

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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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Train Carbon Calculator

Train Carbon Calculator

Here’s a cool calculator that’s gone on the Veolia site.You select your train journey stops and it works out your carbon emission saving. You’ll...

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Trains: Unresolved Issues(Repost)

Trains: Unresolved Issues(Repost)

Today, KiwiRail has today called for Expressions of Interest from potential suppliers for Auckland’s new electric commuter trains. Funding, leasing issues and...

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Rail Performance Up

Rail Performance Up

Rail performance on Auckland’s lines, lifted in March, continues to rise but has some way to go. The Easter rail improvements, which included the new Grafton...

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Trains Need To Be Safer

Trains Need To Be Safer

Last week’s serious assault on a train manager (formerly called guards) at Mt Albert’s Baldwin Ave is a worrying trend. Even more worrying is the news...

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Investigation Into Auckland Train Guard Freakout Over Breastfeeding Mum

Investigation Into Auckland Train Guard Freakout Over Breastfeeding Mum

Veolia has conducted a “full investigation” into the case of an Auckland mother breastfeeding her child on board and the train manager/guard freaking...

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