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

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Auckland Transport has completed a major extension of the Albany Busway Park and Ride facility, which has doubled the number of parking spaces.


Project overview


The $5.5-million project was available for use by the public by late July 2012, and was completed well within budget. The carpark extension is proving popular, with the additional 550 carpark spaces being filled on the 2nd day they were made available.

The total parking capacity at the Albany Busway station is now 1,100 spaces for cars, with 20 new motorcycle stands and 40 cycle stands that are also being well used.

A large surface water treatment 'rain garden' has also been completed in the adjacent Hooton Reserve to ensure the carpark's water shed is pristine before entering the nearby, protected Lucas Creek.

The facility is part of the Northern Busway initiative which was New Zealand’s first purpose-built road dedicated to bus passenger transport. It forms a key part of Auckland’s Rapid Transport Network whilst improving journey speeds and reliability.

The busway provides an attractive alternative to private vehicle use and promotes the use of multiple modes of transport.


Project background

The Albany Busway station car park first opened in November 2005 with 370 car parking spaces. An additional 181 were added in May 2007 to meet demand.

The 2012 extension provides further evidence that the Northern Busway has significantly changed the way in which people in the area travel.

A sculpture designed by renowned Titirangi artist, Caroline Robinson was also completed on site. The eight metre high limestone tower represents the artist’s impression of the car park’s location near Lucas Creek. 

Albany Busway car park extension plans


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