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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2017, 07:54:48 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2017, 11:24:48 AM »
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AUCKLAND Council is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with an order for 17 battery-electric multiple units, which would replace DMUs on services on suburban services to Pukekohe.

The trains would operate under electric power between Britomart and Papakura, where they would switch to battery mode for the remainder of the journey to Pukekohe. At present passengers have to change from electric to connecting diesel services at Papakura

The $NZ 207m fleet would be supplied by CAF, which built the city’s fleet of 57 AM class suburban EMUs. However, Auckland Council is also considering a $NZ 174m proposal for trains from Hyundai Rotem.

The Pukekohe line is due to be electrified by 2025, which would enable redeployment of the battery trains on extended Western Line services to Huapai and Kumeu.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2017, 06:18:47 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2017, 06:17:39 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2017, 11:27:39 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #45 on: August 31, 2017, 01:00:07 PM »
At this rate it will exceed SEQ in not too many years.

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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2017, 04:01:25 PM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2017, 03:27:39 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2017, 11:06:27 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2017, 07:06:31 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2017, 12:49:35 PM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2017, 02:36:47 PM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2018, 05:32:17 PM »



They are copying the marketing from the Go card a bit. Very clever and effective what they have done here.

I still think High Frequency services state wide in Queensland should be rebranded as a one. Eliminating the Buz brand and rebranding all State TransLink High Frequency services to "Go Rapid"
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #53 on: September 19, 2018, 09:01:08 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #54 on: September 19, 2018, 10:35:33 AM »
https://twitter.com/Robert_Dow/status/1042187015884746752

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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2018, 06:46:23 AM »
News Hub --> 37 buses removed after gridlock at stations on Auckland's North Shore

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Auckland Transport (AT) will rework its scheduling between the city and the North Shore after a swathe of buses arrived all at once at Constellation Station on Monday afternoon, causing major delays.

The organisation admits there were "teething issues" on the first day of the new bus network overhaul, and was taking steps to improve the commute on Tuesday.

Some commuters were stuck on buses at Constellation Station for more than 15 minutes on Monday.

"So the new North Shore bus system has been implemented and... we were stuck at Constellation for 15 minutes [thank you] Auckland Transport," one person wrote.

"Absolute chaos at Constellation station with the changes to north shore bus routes as buses have to take a full turn before they can drop off. Wow 20 minutes in constellation and we’re not even moving," another said.

AT's Group Manager Metro Service Delivery, Stacey Van Der Putten, says AT is addressing the problem by removing 37 Northern Express 1 services during peak times in the afternoon.

The organisation's media advisor James Ireland said that commuters should not expect significant delays to the popular route beginning near Britomart, and buses should show up as normal.

"It will probably mean a NX1 every four to five minutes, rather than every two minutes,"  he said.

Ms Van Der Putten added that AT will also provide temporary traffic management at Constellation Station to help direct bus drivers.

One Twitter user pointed out too many buses was a nice problem to have in the circumstances.

"First Monday of new North Shore Auckland bus network and a bit of bus congestion at Albany. But too many buses is a nice problem to have after living in a bus desert for so long," the user said.

Elsewhere on Twitter, commuters report facing other inconveniences.

One reported waiting 30 minutes for a bus to Hillcrest/Northcote from Fanshawe St during peak times, while another now has to take three buses into the city rather than one.

"Now 30 minutes waiting to get to Northcote/Hillcrest from Fanshawe Street during peak time and the only bus that goes past is full. Seen 5 half empty 82s now!" one person said.

"Not liking the new north shore bus routes :( now I have to take 3 buses to the city even tho I only live 15 mins away," another said.

"Maybe 926 should run in reverse seeing that so many buses went thru Onewa Rd and 0 goes past Akoranga drive anymore?"

But Mr Ireland maintains the changeover went smoothly.

"There's going to be a few teething issues because these are the first few days of the bus network running in the real world. There were a few late buses yesterday.

"But overall, the transition has been positive," he said.

AT's advice to commuters is to plan your journey and leave more time than usual for your trip this week.

"We appreciate your patience and understanding as the roll out of North New Network continues this week," the organisation said on Twitter.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #56 on: November 18, 2018, 11:13:35 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2019, 08:45:07 AM »
Fast Company --> Auckland, New Zealand, has figured out how to get more people to use transit

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Cities across the world are struggling to tempt people out of their cars and onto transit. Auckland reversed the trend by creating a really, really good bus network for very little money.

In 2012, the then mayor of Auckland, New Zealand, put a challenge to the city’s transportation department that seemed nothing short of impossible: He wanted to see annual transit ridership, which was then hovering at around 60 million rides, double in the next decade. No city had ever accomplished a transit ridership lift of this magnitude before. But while Auckland’s population was growing steadily–around 2% per year since 2000–transit ridership numbers were stagnating. The local government decided to attempt the impossible and change that.

According to the latest numbers, they’re succeeding. With three years and eight months left to hit their target of 120 million annual rides, the city is set to clock in at 100 million trips by the middle of this year. If trends hold, ridership will exceed the benchmark in 2022.



To achieve this ridership lift, Auckland entirely overhauled its bus network. Working with Jarrett Walker, the transportation planning consultant behind Human Transit, the city took a look at its service in 2012 and decided that while it succeeded in transporting people from some of the furthest reaches of the city into the core, it did not offer nearly enough diversity in routes outside the city center. On his blog, Walker displays the two networks: the status quo in 2012, and the updates version he helped propose in 2016. It’s not hard to see how much more coverage the latter version offers.
The trick, Walker explains on the blog, is that with a more extensive bus network, people will have to transfer more. And in Auckland, they certainly did: According to Stuff, the number of trips requiring a transfer doubled to one in six, but even as the changes rolled out, ridership continued to increase. However, Walker points out that the need to transfer will not deter riders if it won’t cost them more to do so, and if transferring ultimately gets them to their destination faster than they would have arrived before. In Auckland, both of these things turned out to be true. He also emphasizes that operating a more extensive bus network, route-wise, didn’t cost more to run than the type of service Auckland previously offered, which contained fewer routes and more buses along each one.

The success of Auckland’s strategy to boost transit ridership numbers by improving its bus service should serve as an important reminder to cities that the oft-maligned bus is one of the cheapest and most nimble tools within their reach to radically reduce car dependency. We’ve seen similar successes in Seattle, which decided in 2014 to double down on its bus network to get people out of their cars. Through a voter-approved raise on both the sales tax and a car licensing fee, the city secured funding to purchase more buses, pay more drivers to run more trips in expanded hours, and added additional lines to cover more of the city. They also expanded bus priority service by designating certain heavily trafficked lanes downtown as bus-only. Since the changes rolled out, Seattle has been one of the only cities in the U.S. to actually see transit ridership numbers grow, as most cities’ systems are struggling to retain riders.

Especially as cities like New York, Portland, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and Seattle itself look to flashier options like new subways, light rails, and streetcars to draw more transit riders, it’s essential that a good bus network be part–if not all–of the equation. It’s inexpensive, flexible, and does not require infrastructure buildout, save for a splash of paint to indicate a bus-only lane. And when it works, as it has in Auckland, it really works.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2019, 01:07:04 PM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2019, 11:56:46 AM »
Quiet Revolution

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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2019, 04:39:28 PM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #61 on: June 22, 2019, 10:31:50 AM »
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #62 on: June 22, 2019, 05:47:56 PM »
^ Have to be careful how 'Brisbane' is defined. Generally, I think of Brisbane as the BCC area only plus any bits that BCC buses run in (e.g. around Arana Hills).

Sometimes these data is categorised as greater Brisbane instead, which would include parts of Logan, Pine Rivers, Redcliffe, North Lakes etc...

In those areas, the population has been increasing and PT isn't good. Which would explain the per capita drop.

That said, the issues with the QR trains could not have helped either.

The authorities (BCC and TMR) really need to fix the bus network, full bus route reform. Just like Auckland. It is the elephant in the room.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #63 on: June 22, 2019, 07:03:47 PM »
The most accurate definition of "Brisbane" is the Brisbane GCCSA as defined by the ABS.  The BCC boundary is irrelevant, what is material is whether a particular area is economically tied to Brisbane to the point of dependence.  Moreton Bay is, Logan is etc - they all have huge numbers of people leaving their LGA boundaries each day to work elsewhere because they are largely dormitories with local services.  The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast aren't included because they are economically distinct.

No matter what parts you include or ignore, it's a massive failure.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #64 on: June 23, 2019, 01:34:45 AM »
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... No matter what parts you include or ignore, it's a massive failure. ...

Roger that!   :fp:

Rooted out!



Flat line. Population increase over this period was ~ 16%.  So when you adjust for 'trips per capita' the slope is negative.  As Greater Auckland found essentially.
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« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2019, 03:29:37 AM »
Would make sense though, if growth occurred in places like North Lakes, Logan, Springfield and Yarrabilba.

Plus who can forget Cedar Woods, where the developer had a condition put on them to only build low density, plus BCC who want to ban any dwelling not s single family home in a suburban area.
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Re: Auckland Transport: New Public Transport Network
« Reply #66 on: June 23, 2019, 04:56:17 AM »
For interest.  I calculated Trips/Capita for SEQ

2010  was 59.26

2018  was 52.45

A fall of 11.5%


I think one of the factors is that much of the population growth in SEQ is in public transport poor or even absent areas.

Still interesting, confirms what we all know.  The bus network is years behind in proper reform, and rail is a gross under-performer.

It is FUKING disaster ...  RPL, NGRs, DDA fail, CRR fail, rail fail, fare fail etc.  The only thing that has gone reasonably well is the GC Light Rail, mainly because TMR does not have a great deal of influence on that.  They are clearly going to stick with the organisational structure that has delivered the failure.  GOOD LUCK QUEENSLAND !!   :P :fp:
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« Reply #70 on: September 11, 2019, 05:39:52 AM »
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