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

West Coast Road - No stopping at all times restrictions West Coast Road - No stopping at all times restrictions

Consultation status: closed 30 March 2017

We are seeking feedback on a proposal to extend the existing No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) along West Coast Road in Glen Eden.

Why the changes are needed

Vehicles parked on the road in this area lead to visibility issues for drivers exiting nearby driveways. Extending the current broken yellow lines will prevent parking in this area and increase safety. 

Download the consultation drawing for West Coast Road (PDF 429KB) 

Feedback

Thank you everyone for your 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 and proposed solution

  • Request to extend the No stopping at all times restrictions (broken yellow lines) even further. The proposed extent of No stopping at all times restrictions will provide adequate visibility for residents to exit driveways safely. There is a relatively high demand for parking in the area and on-street parking provides a valuable amenity to local residents and businesses. As a result, it is important that we remove the appropriate amount of parking spaces and not more than necessary.
  • Request to move the white lane edge line back slightly, to near the intersection with Glengarry Road. The white edge line markings narrow the width of the traffic lane, which has the effect of discouraging drivers from speeding while encouraging greater care.
  • Request to reduce the speed limit here. Please note, that permanent speed limit changes to less than 50 km/h can only be implemented if the design of the road constrains the average vehicle speed to within 5 km/h of the proposed speed limit. This means that the design of the road must result in vehicles travelling at 40-45 km/h on average before a permanent 40km/h speed limit could be implemented. Speed data from August 2016 shows that the average speed of vehicles on this section of the road is 55km/h. However, there have been no reported crashes related to speed at this location over the past five years. The best way to target the minority of drivers who are speeding is through police enforcement. We will raise this issue at our next meeting with the Police. If you notice common trends of speeding vehicles (such as the time of day or an individual vehicle), we suggest that you also contact the Police who may elect to carry out targeted enforcement in the area.
  • Request for additional works including cycleways. This request is out of the scope of this proposal. If you would like your request to be considered by AT for future development works, please provide feedback here.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work before the end of June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.