Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Auckland CBD Rail Link Study

At ARC's Transport and Urban Development Ctte meeting today (10th February 2010) we had a presentation about the Phase 1 Summary Report, as conducted by KiwiRail, APB&B and ARTA (in association with Auckland City Council and Auckland Regional Council).

The final objective of the work is to enable the preparation of material needed to lodge a Notice of Requirement by the end of 2010. Since December the satudy group has identified and evaluated potential routes for the link and potential station locations and has identified a shortlist of options for more detailed evaluation.

I have pasted a couple of pictures of a map from the report in here to give you an idea of the main short-listed routes and stations:



What particularly interested me was the recommendation there should be 3 stations (not 2) between Britomart and Mt Eden. Also the assessment of land use support the project can bring. Officers informed the ctte that a lot more work was needed. This would include detailed assessment of land use benefits, and also assessment of rationalisation of bus services (where commuters can switch from bus to rail to make the final trip into the CBD for example - like in Perth).

I have not really done justice to the report here. Just a tip off.

You can download the report yourself at:
http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/fms/main/Documents/Council/Agendas%20and%20minutes/Transport%20and%20Urban%20Development%20Committee/Web%20version%20-%2010%20Feb%2010%20-%20Agenda%20(part%202).pdf

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Auckland CBD Rail Link Study

At ARC's Transport and Urban Development Ctte meeting today (10th February 2010) we had a presentation about the Phase 1 Summary Report, as conducted by KiwiRail, APB&B and ARTA (in association with Auckland City Council and Auckland Regional Council).

The final objective of the work is to enable the preparation of material needed to lodge a Notice of Requirement by the end of 2010. Since December the satudy group has identified and evaluated potential routes for the link and potential station locations and has identified a shortlist of options for more detailed evaluation.

I have pasted a couple of pictures of a map from the report in here to give you an idea of the main short-listed routes and stations:



What particularly interested me was the recommendation there should be 3 stations (not 2) between Britomart and Mt Eden. Also the assessment of land use support the project can bring. Officers informed the ctte that a lot more work was needed. This would include detailed assessment of land use benefits, and also assessment of rationalisation of bus services (where commuters can switch from bus to rail to make the final trip into the CBD for example - like in Perth).

I have not really done justice to the report here. Just a tip off.

You can download the report yourself at:
http://www.arc.govt.nz/albany/fms/main/Documents/Council/Agendas%20and%20minutes/Transport%20and%20Urban%20Development%20Committee/Web%20version%20-%2010%20Feb%2010%20-%20Agenda%20(part%202).pdf