Archive for: Wellington

Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Auck, Wgtn Rail Closures

Machinery has started arriving for the start of the big Rail Maintenance month around Auckland – and Wellington is also in for a closedown. The focus of the...

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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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More Matangi In Service

More Matangi In Service

Today, Matangi services more than doubled on the Kapiti and Hutt Valley lines – increasing from the current 14 daily return trips to more than 30 return trips...

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Rimutaka Incline Rail Returns

Rimutaka Incline Rail Returns

The famous Rimutaka Incline, 40km north-west of Wellington closed in October 1955 when rail traffic was re-routed through a new Rimutaka tunnel. Plans are to bring...

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OK Wellington, Do You Want Light Rail?

OK Wellington, Do You Want Light Rail?

People’s ideas about what a high quality public transport system in central Wellington would look like are being sought as part of a major study being carried...

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Capital Growth

Capital Growth

While Auckland’s train travel is at a high and growing fast, Wellington is still struggling to see the same sort of growth in public transport. After years of...

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Wellington Rail Record

Wellington Rail Record

Wellington’s Tranz Metro carried 46,792 passengers last weekend. That’s a record for the Wellington commuter service. The previous record was 41,790. KiwiRail...

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Wairarapa Service Gives Hamilton Clues

Wairarapa Service Gives Hamilton Clues

As question marks arise over the proposed Waikato to Auckland train service, the Wairarapa to Wellington train service gives us an insight into how satellite town...

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Wellington Says No To NZTA Option

Wellington Says No To NZTA Option

The Government knows best when it comes to this country’s transport needs and what motorways we need. So what is with this growing trend of stroppy Councils...

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Kenepuru Station To Stay Open

Kenepuru Station To Stay Open

Porirua’s Kenepuru train Station which was under threat will stay open. It will undergo a $300,000 platform upgrade which should keep it open for at least the...

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Wellington Bus, Train Fares Up

Wellington Bus, Train Fares Up

Wellington’s public transport fares which went up last October are up again in November. Many bus and train fares will increase from  November 1 to meet increasing...

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Transmission Gully Moves Forward

Transmission Gully Moves Forward

Wellington’s Transmission Gully motorway project leaped forward today following the same fast track path of the Waterview tunnel. Environment Minister Nick Smith...

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Capital Can’t Grow Bus Patronage

Capital Can’t Grow Bus Patronage

Nothing Wellington does seems to be able to boost bus passenger numbers. Despite the uneven problems of the train network service because of the rail network upgrade,...

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Wellington Cable Car Kelburn Upgrade

Wellington Cable Car Kelburn Upgrade

Wellington is to get a new Kelburn terminus for its heritage cable car. Construction is expected to start by May next year and be complete by September. New terminus...

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Wellington Embrace Bus Lanes

Wellington Embrace Bus Lanes

Journey time savings of around 14% and reduced variability in service times by about 11minutes during the evening peak are claimed in the key northbound direction...

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Govt Out Of Step With Mayors

Govt Out Of Step With Mayors

Pressure is growing on the Government to get with rail. Wellington’s Mayor says there is a groundswell of public opinion in favour of good choices for transport...

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Wellington Mini Survey

Wellington Mini Survey

Wellington’s train and bus commuters will be asked to take part in a ‘mini census’ over the next few weeks. Peter Glensor, Chair of Greater Wellington’s...

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Wellington Fare Increases Postponed

Wellington Fare Increases Postponed

Fare increases proposed for Wellington’s buses and trains, due to take effect from  September 1 have been  postponed. But they will happen eventually. Peter...

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Union Concern Over Tag Offs

Union Concern Over Tag Offs

The Wellington Tramways Union has raised concerns about the “tagging off” requirement of the Snapper/HOP card. In a submission to the Wellington regional transport...

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$1m Wellington Transport Study Begins

$1m Wellington Transport Study Begins

A contract has been awarded for the $1m study looking at the future of Wellington’s public transport. Greater Wellington Regional Council has awarded the contract...

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Replacement Parts For Matangi

Replacement Parts For Matangi

KiwiRail reports that replacement auxiliary power units are being freighted to Wellington to overcome the fault which led to new Matangi Metro passenger units being...

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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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Matangi’s Slow Rollout

Matangi’s Slow Rollout

By the end of this week 40% of the new Matangi fleet will have arrived in Wellington. The rollout of the Wellington trains is still a very long drawn out affair. They...

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Nice Idea But Doesn’t Fly

Nice Idea But Doesn’t Fly

An intriguing public transport experiment in Wellington sounded as if it might work but isn’t going well. It’s a community taxi-like door-to- door bus...

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Plan For 40k On Local Roads

Plan For 40k On Local Roads

Wellington City Council will next month consider a proposal to lower the speed limit to 40km/h in all residential streets except arterial routes. Several residential...

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