A map of Auckland’s Frequent Transit Network in 2025

This is a repost that was first published by Nicolas Reid on his Linked In page. Ten years ago while working on Auckland Transport’s New Network I sketched out a public transport network map for Auckland. This was intended as a tool to help communicate the differences and benefits of the new integrated bus network that we had just designed around a new connective service model.…
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Auckland, Derailed

Rail users have put up with a lot of disruption over the last 15 or so years. Every Christmas/New Year or long weekend we tell ourselves that maybe this is it, that this is the last major shutdown and from now on, that now the network is finally fixed and we won’t have to put up with this disruption again.…
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Here, have some hardcore fantasising

This is a guest post by commentator-about-town David Slack, who has kindly liberated it from his excellent Substack newsletter for the greater benefit of Greater Auckland readers.  God, but I love a train. Imagine being in Vienna last week, with all the travel writers and railway buffs invited there to see a new generation of night trains for Europe.…
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No Mobility / No Travel

A tweet a few days ago from Auckland Transport highlighted for me a major issue with so much of our public transport infrastructure, its lack of redundancy. UPDATE 6/09 The lift is currently still out of service at Henderson Station & we've been advised that the fault may not be resolved until Monday 12/09/2022.…
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We need a smarter response from the Auckland Business Chamber

There’s an often misattributed quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” It captures how I felt reading an op-ed yesterday by Simon Bridges, former Transport Minister and now head of the business lobby group the Auckland Business Chamber, whose website says: Successful business ensures there are vibrant and successful communities, and the Chamber contributes to this through their support and advocacy that delivers the best platform from which business can operate.…
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Southern Level Crossing Removal

One of the goals for Auckland’s rail network is the removal of all level crossings on the electrified network. Primarily this is about improving safety as with more and more trains expected to be running in the future it will mean barrier arms will be down more often, increasing the chance that people will take risks at level crossings to avoid delays.…
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Flashback Saturday: City Rail Link to be future-proofed

This post was originally published by Matt in July 2018 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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The Sustainable Public Transport Framework

On Monday, the government announced they will be changing how public transport is delivered, with the launch of the Sustainable Public Transport Framework (SPTF). This follows a review of the Public Transport Model (PTOM) and will replace the PTOM. PTOM certainly wasn’t perfect, but it was a far sight better than what we had before.…
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