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

AT Community Bike Fund AT Community Bike Fund

This AT Community Bike Fund is to support community initiatives that encourage more people to ride bikes more often in Auckland, especially new riders. It is one part of Auckland Transport’s commitment to support and promote cycling as a transport choice.

How to apply

All applicants should first read the AT Community Bike Fund grant policy to ensure your project is suitable for the fund. If unsure, you should contact Auckland Transport for advice.

All applicants must complete an online application form. You will need to provide:

  • information about you or your community group,
  • information about your project including which aims the project will contribute to,
  • your estimated project costs.

Round one of applications has now closed. Applications for round two will open on Monday 5 February 2018.

How much and when

Applicants may apply for grants from a minimum of $300 to a maximum of $5,000. Groups with no formal legal structure can apply for a grant up to $1,000.

Projects must be delivered by 30 June 2018.

Round one

Open for applications - Monday 30 October 2017.
Last day for applications - Wednesday 13 December 2017.
Applicants notified - Wednesday 20 December 2017.

Round two

Open for applications - TBC.
Last day for applications - TBC.
Applicants notified - TBC.

Round three

Open for applications - to be advised

Fund outcomes

With this fund, AT aims to:

  • Encourage and support people new to riding bikes.
  • Further normalise cycling as a viable mode of transport.
  • Support local people to encourage riding within their own communities.
  • Support initiatives that showcase new cycleways to local people.
  • Develop and encourage community participation in cycling.
  • Support an increase in cycle safety.
  • Encourage community collaboration and partnerships.

Projects we fund

Funding is available during 2017/18 for community-focussed projects that encourage riding a bike as a regular transport option, and/or improve cycle safety, and contribute to the normalisation of cycling in Auckland. For example:

  • Projects that encourage the uptake of cycling as a transport choice.
  • Projects that encourage safe cycling practices.
  • Projects that encourage the use of new and existing cycleways.

The fund can be used for:

  • Community events, activities or projects.
  • Training programmes that encourage the safe use of the Auckland cycle network.
  • The development of relevant targeted community-specific information and resources.