New Lynn station: taking shape

On the weekend I went out to take some photos of New Lynn train station, to see what progress is being made on its redevelopment. One half of the rail trench opened back in March, and since then there has been a lot of additional work on building the other half of the trench, as well as constructing the station building that will sit on top of the trench.…
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How free is your parking?

A lot of the writing about parking policies is quite complicated, and in some respects counter-intuitive. So it’s good when you can get the impact of our current parking policies simplified into something that’s quite easy to digest and understand. This 12 page document entitled “How free is your parking?”…
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Transport in the next five years

Having finally got the 30 year Regional Land Transport Strategy completed, it’s important to look at the question “where to next?” This is particularly important to consider when you realise how the whole management of transport in Auckland is going to be revolutionised in the next few months, with the creation of the Auckland Transport CCO.…
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Avondale Station: nearly there

I had a brief look at progress on the Avondale train station today, and it seems as though we’re nearly there in terms of the station being ready for opening. One of the workers on the site said that they were to be done by Monday, although he didn’t know when the station would be opening.…
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Fixing Flat Bush?

Manukau City Council seem to have finally come to the realisation that creating a massive area of auto-dependent sprawl out in a far corner of Auckland, miles from any railway lines, motorways or high-frequency bus routes, might not be the smartest idea.…
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AMETI: ignoring the real problem?

The¬†Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative, generally known as “AMETI“, came out as something of a replacement of the failed “Eastern Motorway” idea. It’s a fairly complex series of projects designed to ease congestion and improve transport for a number of different modes in the Panmure/Mt Wellington/Pakuranga part of Auckland.…
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2010-2040 RLTS Launched

The 2010-2040 Regional Land Transport Strategy was today formally launched (downloadable in two parts: one and two). I have blogged about the RLTS on a number of previous occasions as it has slowly wound its way through the process of becoming a reality.…
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Free PT to World Cup games

Hot off the press: Auckland announces free ride to RWC 2011 matches Public transport will be free to all Rugby World Cup 2011 matches in Auckland for ticketholders, enabling fans to get to the game quicker. Auckland RWC 2011 transport director Bruce Barnard says the free ride to games will mean people can board more efficiently without passengers having to buy tickets on the bus or train.…
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