Flashback Saturday: “The Case for the Eastern Link”

This post originally appeared in June 2012. Looking back now, it’s a huge relief that Auckland Transport did end up including the Eastern Link in the CRL project, as excluding it would have undermined the functionality of the CRL enormously. The other day I covered part of the case against having an Eastern link, with this post I thought I would look at the case for building it and also whether we could live with things if it was not possible to grade separate the junction with the western link.…
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The Third Main Business Case

The proposed third main between Westfield and Wiri – and eventually further north and south – has long been considered one of the most important rail projects in Auckland, if not the country. Being one of the busiest sections of rail for passengers and the busiest section of rail for freight in the country it has long been suspected to deliver huge benefits. …
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Jun-17 AT Board Meeting

Time has rolled around again for another AT board meeting. I’ve taken a look at some of the key reports to hopefully find some interesting information. Closed Agenda There are a few items on the closed agenda for next week but two look the most interesting and both seem to be related to buying more trains.…
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The Ranui Bus and Train Timetable in 1992

This is a Guest Post from Darren Davis, who works in the Council’s Design Office. All opinions are his own. Auckland’s New Network West is being implemented on Sunday, 11th of June. This constitutes the most significant single improvement to West Auckland’s bus network in living memory, putting aside the fact that the planned Northwestern Busway will undoubtedly be the next big step change.…
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AT on their PT journey

This is a post by Mark Lambert – Auckland Transport’s Chief AT Metro Officer. Public transport is all about numbers – literally bums on seats. When more people use it it’s cheaper to run and there are simply fewer cars on the road, meaning less congestion.…
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The great Auckland turnaround story

Public transport patronage is falling in North America, and it’s worrying people. As a February 2017 CityLab article shows, almost every city in the United States is experiencing falling public transport patronage. While transport experts aren’t sure exactly why it’s happening, everyone is concerned: New York City’s subway system has posted its first dip in ridership since 2009, according to data from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.…
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