auckland transport

Bridge completed at Pukekohe Station

Public transport users can enjoy the brand new facilities in all their glory with the opening of the over bridge last week. A small opening was held with members of the public the first to try the new lift and walk the stairs on Tuesday 31 July. The bridge links the station with the park and ride, and bus interchange. […]

Report into Pukekohe Station building

Auckland Transport are continuing their building investigation into the old train station building at Pukekohe. Following a request from the Franklin Local Board, AT commissioned a full building and structural report to see whether it was relocatable or reinstated on a new site with upgrades to comply with building code standards. Auckland Transport has received a quote from consulting company […]

Answers to the upgrade

Following correspondence from community members to the Franklin Local board and Auckland Transport (AT), questions have been answered regarding the delayed process of the new train station and overbridge. Surfacing in the area has been an issue at the Station Road entrance which has resulted in the area still fenced off. “AT had a review and were not satisfied with […]

Auckland Council’s fleet going electric

Auckland Council is reducing its vehicle fleet and going green with the purchase of 10 new electric vehicles (EVs). Mayor Phil Goff said, “Council has reduced the size of its vehicle fleet by 57 vehicles in the last year and replaced old petrol cars with electric vehicles. It saves ratepayers $600,000 and sends a clear signal that we are serious […]

$16 million Pukekohe Station upgrade opens

Public transport for the people of Franklin has taken a major step forward with the opening of the upgraded Pukekohe Station. Today the new bus and train facilities were opened by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff alongside the Minister of Transport, Phil Twyford. Mayor Goff says, “This $16.2 million upgrade is part of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport’s continued investment in […]

Britomart Station open this morning

Britomart Station has reopened this morning following yesterday’s partial derailment. Eastern and Southern Line services will run to Britomart on a 20-minute frequency. Western Line services will run to Newmarket, where they link with Southern Line services. Onehunga Line services will operate as a rail shuttle between Onehunga and Penrose, where they link with Southern Line services. In Britomart, platforms […]

Britomart station closed tonight and tomorrow morning

Auckland Transport will close Britomart station tonight, due to a partial derailment this morning, 9 May 2018. This afternoon and tomorrow morning (Thursday 10 May), there will be delays and changes to where trains depart and arrive, they said. Eastern Line services will arrive at and depart from The Strand on a 20-minute frequency, Western and Southern Line services will […]

Yana’s Yarn— 27 March 2018

Clocks go back at the end of the week, meaning winter is on the way. If you love the crisp air, frosty mornings, then enjoy the season. If you prefer the warmth, you can at least look forward to the extra hour of sleep we get on Sunday morning. I always find it hard wondering whether my phone has automatically […]

Auckland train operation down the line

By Haylee Robbins Auckland Transport (AT) Media Advisor for Public Transport, James Ireland wished to extend a thanks to Aucklanders for their patience during the temporary train timetable changes last week. These were implemented to minimise travel disruption due to industrial action by the Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU). Auckland Transport have proposed a transfer of train door […]

Protecting our elite soils and food security

Pukekohe’s elite soil and the future of food supply for Auckland has been the hot topic for Auckland Council, concerned horticulturists and MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly. “In the Franklin area there are elite soils that, together with a temperate climate, mean growers can produce crops at all times of the year when many parts of New Zealand can’t. For […]

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