Missed News Roundup – March-17

Every week we receive numerous press releases related to transport and we only tend to comment on a few of them. Here are a couple that piqued our interest but not quite enough for a full post of their own. Parnell Station opens While the first services started using the station on Sunday, Monday saw the official opening of the new Parnell Station.…
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July AT Board Meeting

Auckland Transport’s latest board meeting is board meeting is on as this post is published and here are the things I found interesting. Closed Session The closed session normally contains what appears to be the most interesting items at the meeting.…
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Newmarket Crossing gets green light

Auckland Transport have announced that they’d received consent for the Newmarket Crossing project which should also mean they can start getting on with the Parnell Station. AT has received approval from independent planning commissioners for the construction of a bridge to replace Sarawia Street level crossing.…
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A Parnell Rail Station by June?

One of the projects that is sitting in the pile awaiting funding is the Parnell Train Station. The project has been one that seems to always be just around the corner. The tracks in the area were lowered in 2011/12 in one of largest Christmas shutdown’s we’ve seen to enable the station to be built but that never happened and constant delays have ensued.…
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Parnell Station a step closer

Auckland Transport have announced that the Parnell Rail Station has moved a step closer after being approved to go into detailed design. A rail station at Parnell is a step closer with the Board of Auckland Transport approving the commencement of the detailed design phase.…
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Parnell Station delayed

The Parnell Train station has been delayed once again and is now not due to open till April 2015. Auckland Transport has given no explanation for the delay which was announced to a special council committee dealing with the station and its impact on the Domain.…
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Parnell Track Work Completed

The rail network fully reopens tomorrow following the longest shutdown that I am aware of (yes I am aware that trains have been operating on some sections for a few weeks now). The bit that needed the most time was between Britomart and Newmarket where the tracks needed to be lowered quite a bit to enable a flatter section to be built for the new Parnell station.…
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Parnell Station’s design details emerge

For a number of months I’ve felt rather uneasy about the proposed Parnell Station. On the one hand I think a station in the vicinity of Parnell makes a lot of sense – particularly one that could serve the university. But on the other hand I have been worried whether the actual proposed location for the station misses the golden opportunity for it to become a de facto university station.…
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Parnell station a reality?

I haven’t seen it confirmed elsewhere yet, but the well informed Auckland Trains blog says that Parnell station – on the site of the Mainline Steam sheds – is to proceed. Auckland Transport’s CEO David Warburton has confirmed the go-ahead for the planned new station.…
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