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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Night Train

This post is by Paul Callister and Heidi O’Callahan In rail’s heyday, holiday times were hectic. On Christmas Eve in 1938, 16 express trains (including eight bound for Auckland) swept more than 11,000 travellers out of Wellington in a single day. …
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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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The NZ Upgrade transport package

Yesterday the government announced what would be funded as part of their massive $12b infrastructure spend up, that they’ve called “The New Zealand Upgrade Programme“. As previously indicated, the package includes $6.8 billion on a variety of transport projects and we now know what those are – I managed to correctly pick many of them in my post yesterday.…
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Weekly Roundup – 24-Jan-20

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Otahuhu station works Over the Christmas/New Year period works were undertaken to enable the third platform at Otahuhu, which is being done as part of the City Rail Link. A timelapse of the works is below. Electric Bus MoU Auckland Transport’s current plans to roll out electric buses with them specifying all new buses be electric by 2025 and all buses electric by 2040 is simply not ambitious enough.…
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