Weekly Roundup 13-Dec-19

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Road Funding The discussion about how much money we spend on roads has been high on the agenda this week, particularly in the wake of the government’s announcement they’ll be investing $6.8 billion extra in transport over the coming years.…
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Wellington rail upgrades underway

Wellington’s Rail Network has been seeing some good growth over the last few years with usage rising from just over 12.1 million in October 2015 to just under 14.5 million in October this year. To help see that trend increase, last year the government announced a $193 million package of works to upgrade and replaces parts of the Wellington network and yesterday they celebrated the start of construction of a key project within that upgrade.…
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Weekly Roundup 6-Dec-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. Dogs on Trains Back in June Auckland Transport started trialling allowing pets to travel on trains in a three-month trial. However, the rules were that animals have to be “enclosed in suitable pet carriers that are small enough to be held on the owner’s lap or stored under the seat”.…
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Weekly Roundup 29-Nov-19

Here’s the roundup of some of the things we didn’t yet cover this week. More Auckland Transport Consultation After months of silence in the lead up to the local body elections, AT are clearly now playing catch up and trying to squeeze in all of their consultations before Christmas.…
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Should we rip off the level-crossing band-aid?

With the exception of how people access Britomart, the construction works for the City Rail Link so far have had little impact on rail users. But as we wrote last week, that will change from the middle of next year when the Mt Eden station closes for 3½ years to enable the western line to be dropped by as much as 4m as part of grade separating Normanby Rd and to accommodate the construction of the CRL tunnels.…
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The Southwest Gateway Programme

Improving access in the Southwest but also including connections all the way up to Botany is one of the key areas our transport agencies are focusing on right now through a programme called the Southwest Gateway. There are already some early works for this with a significant upgrade of Puninui Station already underway and there are other works to come such as priority lanes on SH20B.…
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Walking the CRL tunnels

Yesterday City Rail Link held their ‘Walk the Tunnels’ event for those lucky enough to get tickets. Thanks to some generous readers I managed to get some tickets and went along for a visit so thought I’d share some of my photos for those that didn’t manage to make it through.…
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