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6 September 2017
Harriet Gale [FYI request #6015 email]
Dear Ms Gale
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
Thank you for your letter of 26th July. We have noted your questions below in bold with our responses
1. Is there any intention of increasing off peak frequencies below 15m or if off-peak of max
15m assumed for the whole RDP?
The Auckland Rail Development Programme (ARDP) was prepared to inform the Auckland Transport
Alignment Project (ATAP). It remains a draft programme focussed explicitly on the existing network
and reflects the assumptions and information available at the time of preparation. It was recognised
at that time that the underpinning assumptions would require review and update.
The ARDP programme itself assumed a 15 minute interpeak service which is the minimum frequency
defined in the Passenger Transport Network Plan for the RTN network.
Introduction of higher interpeak frequencies is not precluded and will be considered in due
course. Depending on the date of introduction, this would require advancement of some of the
proposed infrastructure including grade separation of junctions. A 10 minute all day service would
also have a significant impact on operating costs which is not currently provided for.
2. Page 28 has a light blue dots for level crossing programme but can't see any light blue dots,
which level crossings are part of the Decade 1 programme?
2a. What crossings are the "assume 5 closures"?
2b. What crossings are the "5 separations"?
3. Also what level crossings are proposed as part of the Decade 2 programme?
The level crossing programme within ARDP / ATAP provides an order of magnitude cost for funding
purposes. The programme of level crossing removals remains in development subject to resources
and funding. Given the potential impact on surrounding properties, it would not be appropriate to
publish a programme in advance of full assessment and consultation.
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 Damian Flynn on (09) 355 3553 during business hours,
quoting Local Government Official Information request number CAS- 527335-J4Q9V8.
Group Manager Strategic Transport Planning
Strategy & Development Division