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

Go biking on Go By Bike Day

Go By Bike Day ImageTake a photo of yourself commuting by bike next Wednesday 10 February on Go by Bike Day and be in to win a custom-built bike.

Auckland Transport is supporting national Go By Bike Day with a photo competition and running a number of bike ‘pit stops’ around the city where people can get some ‘cycle fuel’. It’s a chance to take on some food and drink, have a chat with other people on bikes before heading off to work or study.

The pit stops will be held between 7am-9am on the Northwestern Cycleway outside Unitec, at the Nelson St end of the pink Lightpath and on North Wharf at Wynyard Quarter.

Auckland Transport is working with project partners Auckland Council and NZ Transport Agency to improve the transport network by expanding the cycle network with a $200million investment over the next three years. The project partners are aiming for a 30% increase in the number of cycle journeys in Auckland by 2019.