The Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU) has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March.

Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.

Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal. Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.

Onehunga and Pukekohe weekday train services and weekend train services across all lines will remain on their usual timetable.

Ferry and bus services will operate as normal.

Read the media release: Temporary timetable on trains due to industrial action.

Auckland Transport

Matangi Rd, Mt Wellington - No stopping restrictions Matangi Rd, Mt Wellington - No stopping restrictions

Consultation status: closed 14 November 2017

Proposal reference: BYL-184

We are proposing to install No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) at the end of Matangi Road in Mt Wellington.

Download the consultation drawing for Matangi Road (PDF 277KB)

Vehicles parked at the turning head of this road are causing accessibility and operational issues for road users.

Feedback

The proposal received positive feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback

  • Requests to extend broken yellow lines along the northern side of Matangi Road to ensure access to driveways and for emergency vehicles. Matangi Road is approximately 7.1 metres in width, allowing for a 3.1 metre through lane with 2.0 metres of parking on either side. Because this is enough road width to accommodate emergency vehicles, extending broken yellow lines is considered to be unnecessary.
    Matangi Road has existing limit lines which assist motorists in parking 1.0 metre away from driveways. If vehicles are still parking too close to these driveways, we recommend that residents contact our parking enforcement team on (09) 355 3553.
  • Requests to extend broken yellow lines along the bend at 2 Matangi Road where parked cars are reported to obstruct driver visibility. This request will not be incorporated in our plans as the removal of parking can increase vehicle speeds in the area. There is a double vehicle crossing (driveway) on the southern side of the bend at 2 Matangi Road which is clear of parked cars and allows for good visibility of westbound traffic approaching the bend.
  • Reports that P120 parking is ineffective because it is not regularly enforced. We will endeavour to monitor Matangi Road more closely in order to enforce P120 parking time limits.
  • Request for time restrictions on broken yellow lines (6am-6pm, Monday-Friday) so that visitors may continue to park in the street outside these hours. This suggestion will not be incorporated in our plans as the proposed parking restrictions are required at all times to ensure vehicle manoeuvrability and access to the street.
  • Requests for a residents only parking scheme to address the loss of on-street parking. We are currently reviewing our residential parking schemes with the aim of developing a new residential parking policy. Although we continue to honour existing parking schemes, a decision has been made not to extend the residents exempt parking permits to any new areas or residences pending the outcome of this review. Whilst the review is yet to be finalised, it is unlikely that we will be issuing new parking permits to residents who live in the CBD or in mixed use areas. Find out more about our residential parking schemes.

Next steps

We expect to introduce this work in the 2017/18 financial year, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues.
Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all affected residents prior to construction work.