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

Safer journey for rural schools guide Safer journey for rural schools guide

Auckland Transport has worked with NZ Transport Agency to develop a Safer Journeys for Rural Schools Guide. The guide will improve road safety around rural schools.

The Safer Journeys for Rural Schools Guide consists of two parts: a technical guide and a guide for schools.

Technical guide

The technical guide will provide a way for road-controlling authorities to systematically assess risk at, and around, rural schools. It builds on existing assessments and methodology work done by many road-controlling authorities.

The guide provides a comprehensive set of possible Safe System solutions for schools and road-controlling authorities to assess (and if necessary improve) road safety in rural school environments.

The methodology outlined in the guide will help the NZTA and other road-controlling authorities prioritise actions to reduce risk through standard planning and investment processes.

Safer journeys for rural schools (PDF 4.42MB)

Guide for schools

The second part is a user-friendly guide to help empower schools to engage with their road-controlling authorities on safety. This will enable parents, school staff and boards of trustees to improve road safety in their local community.

It contains a clear process that school communities can follow, guidance on how to communicate with relevant authorities, and a ‘toolbox’ of good practice solutions that may be used to address school road safety issues.

Options include speed-management, engineering changes on the roads and roadsides, parking and school bus stops and pick-ups, enforcement practices and the provision of information to the school community.

School Road Safety companion guide (PDF 1.6MB)