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

Puriri Ave, Greenlane - Parking Restrictions Puriri Ave, Greenlane - Parking Restrictions

Consultation status: closed 15 November 2017

Proposal reference: RTV-111

We are proposing to install P120 parking restrictions, 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday, along the entire northern side of Puriri Avenue in Greenlane. We are not proposing to offer residential parking permits to residents in the area.

Download the consultation drawing for Puriri Ave (PDF 514KB)

Parking on the northern side of Puriri Avenue in Greenlane is currently unrestricted. During the week, many vehicles are parked there all day meaning local residents and visitors are unable to use the space. The proposed restrictions will increase availability and ensure parking turnover, meaning residents, their visitors and the wider community will be able to use the spaces.

Feedback

The proposal received mixed 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

  • Residential parking permits should be available. Residential parking permits are not being proposed for this street. Residential parking zones are generally used in city fringe residential areas, where on site provision of parking is unavailable.
  • Concerns about loss of parking. There is no loss of parking. We’re implementing restrictions which will allow a higher parking turnover, to ensure that the varied needs of the wider community are met.
  • Believes that the restrictions are unwarranted. Parking restrictions are implemented in areas where average parking occupancy is over 85%, to deter commuter parking.
  • The same restrictions should be applied to Atarangi Road and Wheturangi Road. We appreciate there can be flow on effects when restrictions are implemented. We will continue to monitor the area as part of their works programme prioritisation, and will review surrounding streets.
  • Verge on the southern side of the street could be made into additional parking Unfortunately grass berms are not concreted over for the following reasons:
    • They allow stormwater runoff to soak into the ground, reducing the load on the stormwater system.
    • Utility services are frequently located within the grass berm and easy access is required for maintenance and repair by the service providers.
    • Many berms have trees planted in them and by concreting over the grassed area it would compromise the health and well-being of the street trees.
  • People that park here for work, and to commute will have nowhere to park. Our focus is on promoting public transport as an alternative to driving to work. In some areas we can provide all day parking, however we can never hope to meet all parking needs with the limited on-street supply.
  • The issue will just move further around to Wheturangi Road. We appreciate there can be flow on effects when restrictions are implemented. We will continue to monitor the area.
  • The proposal will create too much foot traffic in an already busy area. We support more sustainable modes of transport, e.g. walking.

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.