Weekly Roundup – 15-Jan-21

Welcome back to the Weekly roundup. The news has been light over the last few weeks but there are a few things that have caught out eye. Firstly, how great is this effort from Alex It's taken months of part collecting and assembling, but finally the Lego @AklTransport inspired station is (almost) complete!…
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2021 – The Year Ahead

Welcome to 2021. After wrapping up 2020 before Christmas, here’s a look at some of the things we can expect to see in 2021. Lots of projects to be completed While we will continue to see and have to deal with the impacts of COVID, one big theme this year is we’re finally going start to see the benefit of all the disruption that the city has been experiencing with the completion/opening of a lot projects all around Auckland.…
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Weekly Roundup – 18-Dec-20

Here’s our wrap up for the week. This will probably be the last one this year. Te Komititanga Opening Today’s the day Ke Komititanga, the beautiful new public space that has replaced lower Queen St is being officially opened. It’s been over four years since construction started on the City Rail Link and it will be fantastic to have some more public space in the city again.…
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Briefings to the new Transport Minister Part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the Briefing to the Incoming Minister from the Ministry of Transport. The post was already fairly long, so I left some of the other items for a second post, which is today. Kiwirail The Kiwirail BIM is one of the most interesting to me as they are starting to show some ambition for the rail network whereas up until recently most of their focus has been on day to day survival.…
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Weekly Roundup – 11-Dec-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Consultations First up, a quick reminder that there are bunch of consultations that about to close so if you haven’t already, get submitting. I covered them here but as a quick reminder we’ve got Blockhouse Bay Roundabout – Closes today.…
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Weekly Roundup – 04-Dec-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Otahuhu Platform 3 opens Monday saw the officially opening of the new platform at Otahuhu which along with 1.3km of new track and four new crossovers has been built as part of the City Rail Link works to enable trains to turn back.…
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Light Rail process rebuke

In his guest post yesterday Minister of Transport Michael Wood highlighted that light rail was a priority for him and that he expects to make an announcement on the next steps for the project next year. There are going to be a lot of decisions to make to get us from where things are to having spades in the ground and one of the key ones is how the project moves forward and will be delivered.…
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Weekly Roundup – 27-Nov-20

Here’s our weekly roundup Eastern Busway Bridge Seven Sharp ran a neat story on the new busway bridge that’s being built over the Tamaki River as part of the Eastern Busway. City Rail Link Updates With construction well underway the City Rail Link team continue to put out lots of updates and information.…
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