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21 July 2017
[FYI request #6015 email]
Dear Ms Gale
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for contacting Auckland Transport (AT) on 18 June 2017 requesting information relating to
the Auckland Rail Network and the New Network.
AT’s response to your request for information is as follows:
The City Rail Link Business Case mentioned the potential for 60tph, however, more
recently 48tph is quoted. Is 60tph still possible & if so what network upgrades are
necessary to reach this?
The CRL (City Rail Link) can theoretically be capable of operating 30 trains per hour (tph) per
direction, and will be expected to operate at such a frequency in times of disruption.
However, in terms of operating a reliable railway with very busy trains, day in, day out, 24 tph
per direction is expected to be a practical limit (as has been found with the Thameslink scheme
To operate 30 tph per direction reliably, with busy trains calling at all stops day in day out, would
require a review of the evacuation capacity of the CRL stations with regards to a higher than
planned passenger volume. In addition, the current wider rail network is not capable of feeding
30 tph into the CRL and would require track and signalling improvements to do so.
Could the Rail Development Programme used for ATAP, or a more recent version please
be released to me? NZTA has already released a list of the projects included the
indicative costings but it would be great to have a copy of the report.
Please see attached ARDP presentation that informed ATAP.
The programme remains under development, and some of the information contained within this
presentation will have been superseded.
An upgrade of Glen Innes Station has been mentioned to be done in partnership with
Tamaki, is any information on the proposed upgrade able to be released?
AT is planning to install HOP ticket gates at Glen Innes station and to close the two pedestrian
level crossings providing access to the train platforms. We are discussing with Tamaki
Regeneration their long term plans for the station and environment, and investigating the
construction of a new footbridge at the main station entrance area where an underpass
A footbridge is AT’s preferred option, and will allow closure of the pedestrian crossings, link to
cycling and walking initiatives and provide an alternative to the current other station access, an
underpass. We will be working closely with Tamaki Regeneration, KiwiRail and Local Boards
over the coming months to agree a design, and are planning to complete the works in 2019.
4. Why has the Central New Network been delayed until Q2 2018?
The implementation of the Central Auckland New Network in mid-year 2018 is due to the scale
of service tendering, contractual negotiations and ability for operators to mobilise and resources
that are needed for bedding in other areas of the network. The East Network will commence
later this year followed by the Central New Network in 2018. The tenders were called under the
Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) which is a new approach to planning and contracting
Public Transport services to enable less reliance on public subsidy and to ensure services are
5. When does AT hope to be able to use platform 2 at Newmarket?
We can advise that all work is now complete, other than the requirement for a Public Information
Display System for platform 2. This has been ordered and we are awaiting confirmation of the
delivery date. Once installed, we will be able to commence operations from Platform 2.
We trust the above information has addressed the matters raised however, should you believe that we
have not responded appropriately to your request, you have the right in accordance with section 27(3)
of the LGOIMA to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman to seek an investigation and review
in regard to this matter.
If you have any further queries, please contact Auckland Transport on (09) 355 3553 during business
hours, quoting Local Government Official Information request number CAS-503548-K8S2Q4.
Annemarie Hodgson Customer Contact Operations Manager
Attached ARDP ATAP Programme February 2016.pdf