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

Poynton Tce, CBD – Myers Park connection Poynton Tce, CBD – Myers Park connection

Consultation status: closed 5 February 2018

Proposal reference: Poynton Terrace, CBD – Myers Park connection

We are working alongside Auckland Council to improve the visual and functional access to Myers Park from St Kevin’s Arcade through Poynton Terrace.

The project will involve construction of a raised crossing connecting Myers Park to St Kevin’s Arcade and Karangahape Road, to provide a safe and attractive entrance to Myers Park. 

Poynton Terrace completed work

Image caption: Artists impression of the Myers Park connection

Why the changes are needed

The project forms part of the 2012 Myers Park Development Plan programme of works, to improve access, public safety and provide greater facilities for enjoyment.

The Development Plan underwent extensive public consultation in 2012 led by the Waitematā Local Board. Completed works that were part of the programme include: Myers Park playground, a splashpad water play feature, improved signage and lighting as well as CCTV.

Future works will look to improve the northern entrances at Mayoral Drive and Queen Street.

This project aims to promote connection from Karangahape Road, through St Kevin’s Arcade to Myers Park and beyond. It was originally planned for construction in 2015 but was put on hold due to a significant private development construction on Poynton Terrace.

Construction is proposed to take place between March and April 2018 with an estimated construction period of 6 weeks, which includes underground utility works.