Jun-18 Ridership

June is always one of the most important months in the year for ridership as it’s the final month in the financial year. The latest results are out and here’s a breakdown. Auckland AT have published the June numbers, although they don’t have quite the same level of detail as the report that goes to the board.…
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Build a PT bridge and get over it

We believe the harbour crossing should be public transport and active only bridge. Here are a few key reasons why. Why another road crossing is dumb idea This is something we’ve talked about a number of times before. The most recent plan for another harbour crossing comes from 2011 and in a nutshell, the new crossing would be for traffic travelling past the city centre and the existing Harbour Bridge would become a glorified off-ramp.…
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August-18 train timetable change

On Sunday 26 August new train timetables come into effect. The biggest change is the introduction of long overdue improvements to weekend frequencies. Although they’re still not frequent enough to meet Auckland Transports definition of frequent services as part of the new network which is crazy given rail is considered a backbone of our PT network.…
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City Rail Link to be Future-Proofed

Barely 24 hours after I discussed the need to fix up two problems with the City Rail Link, it seems that our wishes are to be granted. Mr Goff said the council was considering plans to widen the rail tunnel and lengthen the platforms at two stations – Aotea and Karangahape – and put in a second entrance to the latter at Beresford Square.…
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Fixing the CRLs two biggest flaws

The City Rail Link will be a truly transformational project for Auckland. One that I believe will change not only how many Aucklanders get around but also how many see their city. It represents Auckland finally growing up and delivering the kind of transport infrastructure expected in a modern city.…
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