All Electric from July 20

A few weeks ago in a post about dwell times I mentioned that from July 20 all services all lines will be operated by electric trains (with the exception of the Papakura to Pukekohe shuttle). Regular rail users may have started to see advertising appear on platforms announcing the change and as part of that there are also new timetables with tweaks made to all lines – the Eastern line is almost completely unaffected.…
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Western Line Padding Part 2

A couple of days ago I wrote Auckland Transport padding out the Western Line timetable. Today the Herald picked up on the story. AT have sent me a response to the story which is in full below. AT is committed to running reliable peak services and achieving this through the introduction of a world class all-electric fleet.…
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Western Line Timetable padding

Regular users of the western line will know that in the services have been struggling in recent months and that’s even when trains aren’t breaking down. It’s especially noticeable in the morning peak when and while there’s been a little bit of relief during the school holidays, with schools back today I’m expecting services will have been chocka again (I say that having written this post on the weekend).…
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New Auckland Rail Timetables

Auckland Transport have announced new train timetables that will come in to effect on 8 December and in my view they represent what could be a significant change in focus for how rail is run in Auckland. Many of the changes have hinted at over the last few months in the AT board meetings and have been talked about for years so aren’t a major surprise however it’s great to finally see them start to be implemented.…
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How far the rail timetable has come

Following on from my post this morning from looking at timetables I thought it would be worthwhile to show just how much the timetable has evolved since before Britomart. Here are the timetables that were brought in during 1998. Western LineSouthern LinesAs you can see both timetables are pretty sparse compared to now.…
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October Rail Timetable Changes

The new train timetables starting the 15th October are now out. Here is what AT has to say in a press release: Minor changes to train timetables from 15 October Auckland Transport and its operator, Veolia Transport, said today new train timetables will come into effect from Monday 15 October.…
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Possible October rail timetable changes

Over at the Campaign for Better Transport forum, “kaiwhara” has noted a few things that could end up becoming part of a new train timetable from October onwards:No ADL’s on weekdays will go south of Manukau. Of the 5 sets that run peak time Manukau services, 2 are 4 car sets, one being an ADK, the other a pair of ADL’s.…
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