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

Pohutukawa Ave, Red Beach - Broken yellow lines Pohutukawa Ave, Red Beach - Broken yellow lines

Consultation status: closed 27 November 2017

Proposal reference: BYL-189

We proposing install broken yellow lines on the southern side of Pohutukawa Avenue and in the turning circle at the end of the road.

View the consultation drawing for Pohutukawa Ave (PDF 186KB) 

Why the changes are needed

Parked cars are on both sides of the road are causing accessibility issues for vehicles due to the narrowness of the road. Emergency vehicles and larger vehicles including rubbish trucks have difficulty accessing properties.

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

  • Concern over Loss of Parking (requests for resident only parking and feeling that parking is required). Pohutakawa Avenue is a narrow street. We consider a street to be narrow if the road is less than 6.5 metres wide. Pohutakawa Avenue is approximately 5.8m wide. A three metres through lane, which emergency services have confirmed is the minimum space required for their vehicles to have access is not possible with cars parking on both sides of the road. There is still adequate off street parking available.
  • Request for proposed broken yellow lines to be relocated. No stopping at all times is beneficial on the southern side of the road as a higher number of vehicles can be parked on the northern side which avoids us removing too much parking. We need to balance the parking demand with the requirement for No stopping at all times.
  • Concern that BYL’s will just displace parking elsewhere; specifically the grass where sewer pipes have cracked in the past due to parking here. We are aware of the parking demand but unfortunately the no stopping at all times is required due to accessibility issues. There is off street parking available and parking enforcement can be contacted at any time if a vehicle is parked illegally.

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.