Stacey van der Putten, AT’s group manager for metro services, said she didn’t believe fear played a part, however. Works are already being planned into winter, as well, with buses scheduled to replace trains on the Upfield line between North Melbourne and Upfield from July 20 until October. March 15, 2013 Uncategorized Comments Off on Buses to replace some trains on Sunday Press Release – Auckland Transport Buses will replace some trains this Sunday 17 March to allow work associated with electrification and upgrading of rail stations to continue. This weekend buses will replace trains on the entire Eastern Line and on the Southern Line between Penrose and Pukekohe. We did see a slight increase in the levels of usage following them being made mandatory,” he said. This is because they have been based on the use of slow trains, limited track upgrades and have not been able to reach Britomart Station because of its capacity constraints. Britomart Train Station. During the August outbreak, at least one person contracted Covid-19 through catching the same bus as someone who had the virus, and several other confirmed cases took bus trips before they knew they were infected. If you About Auckland Transport. After a new community case with no known source was reported in the CBD in November, however, from the 19th of that month, face coverings on Auckland public transport were compulsory at all levels. To ride buses… Auckland Transport is introducing a new timetable from Monday 19 October, following track work on the Eastern and Southern lines carried out by KiwiRail. can log in to The Spinoff. August 31, 2012 Uncategorized Comments Off on Rail buses to replace train services for weekend Press Release – Auckland Transport Auckland’s rail network will be closed this weekend to allow major works associated with the on-going station improvements and electrification of … Auckland Transport is a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. If you can help, donate to The Spinoff Members. In August, a general speed restriction of 40km/h was put in place, forcing the frequency of train services to be reduced by half at peak travel times. We also have a custom editorial division which creates smart, shareable content for brands. It’s easy to travel by train, bus or ferry throughout the inner city and the wider region, with regular routes to most major attractions and our main shopping, dining and entertainment precincts. On August 31, mask use on public transport was mandated nationwide, but only at level two and above, and most public transport users in Auckland ditched the face coverings as soon as the city was back in level one. Remember June and July? The AT Metro has 5 Train lines in Auckland with 39 Train stations. At the same time, the Southern Line will be closed between Homai and Pukekohe for four weeks so KiwiRail teams can continue urgent work replacing … But contrary to Auckland Transport’s comments, Lowrie didn’t believe international visitors were a big driver of PT use – “maybe a bit of ferry use, but it’s unlikely to be that much in the grand scheme of things. The Britomart Train Station is a transport hub for the city centre and all trains servicing the city centre arrive and depart from here. Trains will operate between Britomart and Penrose. For clarifi cation on all issues it is recommended you contact Auckland Transport. The Bulletin is The Spinoff’s acclaimed daily digest of New Zealand’s most important stories, delivered directly to your inbox each morning. “We are continuing to work with Auckland Transport to review our progress and plan the way ahead. for support, It looks like this account has been We rely on donations to fund our work. If you’d like to log in you’ll need to set up a new members account. Members account. AUT shuttle buses. Buses will replace trains on sections of the Southern and Onehunga rail lines this weekend. carried out by Waka Kotahi in November, before the mask rule came in, which found that for almost one in five surveyed in both Auckland and Wellington, “a lack of mask adherence in others is given as a reason for using public transport less”. “We thank customers for their continued understanding and support while this important work is carried out”. The city moved to a cautious level 2.5 on September 1 and remained there until the end of the month, and public transport use stayed well down – 49% on the same month in 2019. Auckland Transport understands replacing buses with trains causes some disruption and works hard to minimise the impacts wherever possible while balancing project safety and efficiency. Buses will replace trains on parts of the rail network this weekend to allow KiwiRail and Auckland Transport continue works upgrading the rail network and prepare it for electrification. Auckland has been in level one since October 8, but people have been slow to return to public transport – in both October and November, PT use was down 36% on the same months in 2019. When a portion of a train line is replaced by bus - for example between Porirua and Waikanae - buses are scheduled to connect with train arrivals and departures, but may not always be timed perfectly due to the above reasons. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present, and to their cultural and spiritual connections to Country. He also pointed out that the recent dip could be partially attributed to exams and the end of school and uni meaning fewer students were travelling. If not satisfied with the response, the complaint may be referred to the online complaint form at www.presscouncil.org.nz along with a link to the relevant story and all correspondence with the publication. The Spinoff Daily gets you all the day's best reading in one handy package, fresh to your inbox Monday-Friday at 5pm. We have agreed a programme of rolling line closures across the network is the best and most efficient way to progress this work over the coming months. KiwiRail Chief Operating Officer Todd Moyle says track teams are into their fourth week of working around the clock to replace worn rail on the Southern Line between Westfield and Newmarket and are on target to complete necessary repairs so the speed restriction can be lifted on that section. Sunbury: Buses will replace trains between North Melbourne and Sunshine from March 6–7 and again on May 14–20, and between North Melbourne and Sunbury on March 8. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station. A 2020 report card, The Bulletin: Decision day for mandatory masking. 5.00pm: Contact tracing concerns on Auckland replacement buses. Unfortunately, this means some disruption for those using train services is unavoidable." A complaint must first be directed in writing, within one month of publication, to info@thespinoff.co.nz. Then in August, on the 12th, to be precise, Auckland was shaken out of its complacency with a new community cluster that plunged us back into a level three lockdown. Meanwhile buses will replace trains on the Southern Line between Newmarket and Penrose for a month from today, as urgent upgrades on the Auckland metro railway network continue. — T3 Sydney Trains (@T3SydneyTrains) December 23, … Auckland Transport (AT) is introducing a new timetable from next Monday 19 October, following track work on the Eastern and Southern lines, carried out by … This weekend buses will replace trains on the Eastern line between Britomart and Otahuhu, and then the entire Eastern line after 7pm on Sunday. “We continue to work closely with KiwiRail, to ensure there is a suitable balance of causing the least disruption possible, while also completing this urgent work. Around the city centre and all trains servicing the city centre and all servicing! 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