Route Protection Update

We were expecting planning approvals to be lodged with Auckland Council by now, however we recently received the following update from the NZTA: Our initial timeframes for route protection have changed, as we are considering a wider range of possible sub options, the outputs from ATAP and opportunities for greater integration with work underway from our project partners.[…]

AWHC Impacts On Victoria Park

Officials from the NZTA have provided an update on the likely impact on Victoria Park Currently we understand that during construction a portion of Victoria Park, in the vicinity of the current viaduct (i.e. towards the western end), will be needed in order to build the tunnels and permanently remove the current viaduct structure. Post-construction[…]

Greens On Board With Rail to the Shore

Yesterday the Greens demonstrated their support for North Shore rail with Julie-Anne Genter hosting a media event at Takapuna. “The Green Party is calling on the Government to make rail the priority for Auckland’s second harbour crossing,” said Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter. “Building a rail line is the most cost-effective, sensible way to[…]

NZTA Designating for Road Only

TransportBlog did a recent post showing that NZTA are not including rail in their $27m budget for an additional Waitemata Harbour Crossing.  Instead, NZTA are leaving the rail designation up to Auckland Transport and Kiwirail. On the face of it this might seem a valid approach, but this is the same approach used for rapid[…]

North Shore Rail the Next Step

Auckland Transport and the NZ Transport Agency are being urged to progress rail to the North Shore, following the ground breaking ceremony for the City Rail Link today. “The CRL will remove a major bottleneck in the rail network, so the time is right to begin planning for rail to the North Shore,” said Campaign[…]