Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

ARC Goes International for New Train Operator

ARC Goes International for New Train Operator

31 May 2002

A modern, frequent rail system for Aucklanders is one step closer with the Auckland Regional Council this week calling for world-wide tenders for a future rail operator.

The ARC is seeking international interest for the provision of passenger services, due to commence when existing operator Tranz Metro’s service contract expires mid-2003.

“A world-class rapid transit system with a 10 minute peak frequency for rail is what Aucklanders can expect to see by 2006,” says ARC Passenger Transport Chairwoman, Catherine Harland. “An international tender process signals our intention to bring the best in rail operations to Auckland.”

The ARC has adopted this open process to attract potential operators with innovative solutions, and anticipates a wide range of ideas on how to deliver a high quality, reliable rail service for Aucklanders. The new operator will be selected towards the end of the year.

The ARC has called for expressions of interest to acquire replacement rolling stock.

“Both processes ensure an opportunity to secure the best value trains and the best operator for the region,” said Cr. Harland.

Cr. Harland emphasised that the commencement of the tenders is only the first step in a long-term vision for a quality, modern train system for Aucklanders.

“We’re investing a significant amount into rapid transit,” continued Cr. Harland. “"Not just in financial terms, but in raising expectations that through a network of integrated solutions - buses, rail, ferries and roads - people in our region will be free to move around.

“Efficient and reliable rail services will provide the backbone to the public transport system Aucklanders demand.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Vulnerable Kids, RNZ Funding, And Poppy

The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need.

And I’m hedging with the ‘could well’ only because the Ardern government hasn’t yet spelled out whether the name change it has announced will also involve a rejection of the controversial use of Big Data to try and predict those children deemed to be at highest risk of inter-generational reliance on welfare support. More>>

 

Principals' Federation: End Of National Standards

Today the Minister of Education announced that the Government has stopped the controversial National Standards system of assessment and declared them an arbitrary measure which did not raise children's achievement as the previous Government intended. More>>

ALSO:

Public Good: People’s Report On Public Broadcasting And Media Presented

The People’s Commission on Public Broadcasting and Media, was crowdfunded and was informed by an extensive consultation, seeking the views of both those working in Media as well as gathering input both online and in person from ordinary Citizens. More>>

ALSO:

RBNZ To RNZB: PM's Press Conference

Prime Minister Jacinda Adern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and Minister for Children Tracey Martin to announce the appointment of Adrian Orr as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank and the name change of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children to ‘Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children’. More>>

ALSO:

'Taming Globalised Capital': Why Is Labour Supporting Investment Rules In WTO?

‘Today, we learned the new government has added New Zealand’s name to a proposal designed to lead to foreign investment rules in the WTO at this week’s ministerial meeting in Argentina,’ said Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politics Of Scaring Voters Back Into Line

Fear has always been a useful mobilising tool in politics… yet in 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times. For years, the National party had painted itself as being the only reliable defensive bastion against the terrifying prospect of a centre-left government… More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Drinking Water As A Failure Of Political Leadership

It is almost possible to feel sorry for the Health Ministry in their terrible, no good, very bad week... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages