Does a “Manukau Southern Link” make sense?

There has been renewed discussion of a southern rail connection into Manukau Station over the past few days. The catalyst for this discussion seems to have been the Council rejecting a funding bid by Auckland Transport to double-track the north-facing rail connection, with a possible reason for the rejection being some confusion about the proposed north-facing connection and the much desired south-facing connection.…
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Should we build the Southern Link at Manukau?

On the agenda for this weeks Transport Committee meeting there is a notice of motion being put forward b George Wood in regard to the southern link at Manukau.If you don’t know what the southern link is, it is in the image below:Basically when the Manukau branch was built, it was only constructed with a link to the north however as part of the motorway construction, the NZTA designed the bridge that spans the motorway so that a southern link could be built in the future if needed.…
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Manukau Station Open Day Photos

I popped down to Manukau today to have a look through the station with the open day that AT held, here are my thoughts and some photos. The main entrance is through a few shipping containers, not the most elegant but understandable considering there is a building being built over the station at the moment.…
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Manukau Station opens tomorrow

If you count the tracks into Britomart as just reinstating a line that used to exist (which is true, although originally the tracks were at ground level), then the Manukau branch is the first piece of new track added to Auckland’s rail system since 1930 – when what we know now as the Eastern Line was constructed.…
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Manukau Timetable is out

The new timetable that includes Manukau is now available on MAXX. If you want to catch a train from there in the morning, arriving at Britomart between roughly 8am and 9am you have the following options:7:16 via Glen Innes 7:37 via Newmarket 7:57 via Glen Innes 8:18 via Glen InnesEach will take roughly 40 minutes to get to Britomart.…
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