Weekly Roundup – 18-Sep-20

Here is our weekly roundup CRL Station Construction ramping up Works on construction of the Karangahape Rd Station are getting serious with the temporary access shaft nearing completion and mining of the stations 217m long platforms as well as the connecting passageways due to start in a few weeks Meanwhile further north at Aotea, the first section of roof across the Albert/Wellesley intersection has been poured.…
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Public Transport use during Lockdown Two

We’re now two weeks into our current level 2.5 restrictions and have at least another week to go. However when it comes to transport, yesterday the government announced one change, lifting seating restrictions on public transport. On the issue of travel I can also announce today a change of physical distancing restrictions on planes and public transport.…
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Weekly Roundup – 04-Sep-20

Here’s our roundup for the week Eastern Closed for another two weeks Yesterday Kiwirail announced that they were keeping the Eastern Line closed for another two weeks to continue replacing tracks. The Eastern Line was due to re-open on Monday after a two-week temporary closure but will now re-open on 21 September.…
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Buying the Light Metro IP

An article last week in Stuff once again raised the issue of light rail and suggested the bid by NZ Infra, the collaboration between the NZ Superfund and their Canadian partners, was still on the table. The New Zealand Superannuation Fund is still in the picture for Auckland’s light rail scheme, with a decision expected on what the new plan will look like scheduled for after the general election.…
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The CRL makes rail competitive off-peak

The growth of public transport in Auckland over the last 10-15 years (prior to COVID-19) has been impressive, having nearly doubled to over 103 million trips, although this was off a very low base. As we’ve highlighted before, much of that growth has come from the Rapid Transit network of our rail lines and the Northern Busway. …
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