ATAP ASAP’s – Extra Trains

In Part 1 of my series I wrote about the Third Main between Westfield & Wiri as being an ATAP (Auckland Transport Alignment Project) ASAP, a first decade project that in my opinion needed funding straight away, my second post of this series is about the need for extra trains pre-CRL (City Rail Link).…
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Behind the scenes on the electric trains

Looking at the AT website the other day I noticed that some previously confidential board papers had now been published. One of those was an update on our new trains, diving in to some of the technical issues they’ve faced.They say there’s been a lot of positives from the project including that deliverables were met within the original time, cost plans and budget. …
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EMU Faults and CRL Properties

There have been a couple of articles in the Herald in the last few days that are worth talking about. Photo by Alex Burgess http://nzrailphotos.co.nz/On Friday there was the issue of faults with the new electric trains. Auckland’s new electric trains are still being bugged by computer software and braking problems, which have brought engineers out from Spain in search of remedies.…
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EMU delays

There’s been comment on it already in my post from this morning on the EMU launch but I just wanted to address the issue of the delays to the Electric train this morning. The herald were quick to jump on it.…
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The EMU Launch

Electric train services are finally a part of the city with the first ones running earlier this morning and yesterday I went along to the official launch of the trains. The first thing I noticed was that Auckland Transport had set up stalls and activities for kids including shutting down the central part of Gore St through the Britomart Precinct, a much better use of it in my opinion.…
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The Rail Electrified

Generations dreamed the wires, Doubters shook their heads in scorn. Brave men vowed that they would build it From their faith electrification was born. There it spans the miles of track Speeding millions on their way Glimpse of vision, hope and courage, Portal to a brighter day.…
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