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

Walter Strevens Drive cycling and walking ramp link Walter Strevens Drive cycling and walking ramp link

Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing a new walking and cycling ramp connection on Walter Strevens Drive in Takanini. This will link up with the shared walking and cycling path currently under construction along the Southern Motorway (SH1).

Project status: Consultation - feedback closed 9 February 2018.
Project zone: South.

Project overview

The proposed walking and cycling ramp will link Walter Strevens Drive to the new shared walking and cycling path alongside the Southern Motorway, which is currently being constructed by NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) as part of the Southern Corridor Improvements project.

Design plan


  • Improved access to the SH1 cycleway for Conifer Grove residents as well as from the eastern side of the Southern Motorway.
  • More connections to the Southern Corridors Improvements cycling path.


  • January 2018 - Consultation on Walter Strevens Drive ramp link.
  • 9 February 2018 - Consultation has closes.
  • February and March 2018 - Feedback from consultation.

Project details

Proposed Walter Strevens Drive ramp link

The proposed cycling and walking ramp link at Walter Strevens Drive will be 3-metres wide and will open up access for Conifer Grove and residents on the eastern side of the Southern Motorway (SH1) to an expanding off-road cycle network, with opportunities for recreation and connections to key destinations.

There will be minimal tree removal, additional landscaping and lighting to illuminate entry and exit to the ramp and improve safety.

Southern Corridor Improvements project

A 4.5km off-road shared walking and cycling path is currently being constructed alongside the western side of the Southern Motorway between Takanini and Papakura, with local road connections to Great South Road, Brylee Drive, and through the reserves to Walter Strevens Drive, Gardone Terrace and Pescara Point.

A new bridge connection at Pescara Point will link the communities of Karaka and Papakura.

This project is being carried out by NZ Transport Agency. Find out more about the NZTA Southern Corridor Improvements project.

Have your say

We asked for feedback from property owners and occupiers directly affected by the proposed works to find out any concerns around the Walter Strevens ramp link.

Feedback closed 9 February 2018.

Next steps

Once we’ve received all feedback, we’ll publish a report which will discuss the feedback received and what has changed as a result of this feedback.

If you provide your contact details when submitting feedback, you will be contacted with updates about the project.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport