Jan-20 Ridership

As we enter into March Madness, the time of the year where transport use is the highest levels of public transport usage, it’s time to look back at how PT and cycling performed in January. Public Transport January is always a tricky month for public transport usage with factors such as summer/school holidays and rail network shutdowns see fewer people catching buses and trains – although it is usually one of the busiest months of the year for ferry trips.…
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Weekly Roundup – 21-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. Tamaki Dr On Sunday Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff turned the first sod to kick off construction of an upgrade to Tamaki Dr. Construction has started on Tamaki Drive to upgrade walking and cycling facilities, forming a critical link in Auckland city’s network of cycleways.…
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Dec-19 Ridership

I’ve been bit caught up in other posts so have finally managed to get around to the PT and cycling stats from December. Public Transport Every year December and January duke it out for the wooden spoon of ridership as the summer holidays see the number of boardings drop dramatically.…
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Weekly Roundup – 14-Feb-20

Here’s the weekly roundup for this week. Train Disruption The big news this week has been the train disruption caused by an unprecedented fire at a Kiwirail signal box in Newmarket. The surprising thing is the scale of the disruption and that it took till Thursday Morning to fix.…
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Feb-20 AT Board Meeting

Today is first Auckland Transport board meeting of the year and it’s an important one as it’s also the first one with new chair Adrienne Young-Cooper as well as board member Darren Linton. As usual, I’ve looked through the reports publicly available and here are some of the things that caught my attention.…
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Weekly Roundup – 7-Feb-20

It may be a shorter week than normal but there’s been a heap of news. Here’s some of the things you may have missed. PT self-promotion In a bit of self-promotion about the rise in public transport usage, Auckland Transport revealed that NX2 services will be increased and extended to the Hibiscus Coast.…
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News Year’s Eve 2019

The last time I spent New Year’s Eve in central Auckland was years ago. We had dinner downtown and as midnight approached, made a break for a friend’s apartment where we could watch the limp fireworks off the Sky Tower while avoiding the clumps of drunken teenagers and wayward boy racers hovering on Queen Street.…
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Weekly Roundup – 31-Jan-20

As we reach the end of the month and with some kids back at school this week, trains, buses and cycleways have been feeling even busier than normal – and that’s only going to increase next week with more schools back and then in a few more weeks the universities starting.…
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