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

Maori blessing for electric train facility

Media release: 1 July 2013

A Maori blessing was held this morning in Wiri at the soon to be opened maintenance and stabling facility for Auckland’s new trains.  

The blessing which coincides with the launch of Maori Language Week was conducted by local Manukau iwi and attended by Auckland Transport’s CEO Dr David Warburton and from Spain, Construcciones y Auxillair Ferrocarriles (CAF) builders of the electric trains.   

The purpose-built facility comprises a 7650 square metre maintenance building, train wash, six kilometres of rail track sidings to allow the electric trains to move in and around the facility and stabling for 28 three-car trains.  The 4.4 hectare site is on part of the old Winstones Quarry in Wiri. 

The facility will be opened on Friday by Mayor Len Brown.