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


World Class Operators Aim To Run Auckland’s Trains

Another Milestone Met - World Class Operators Aim To Run Auckland’s Trains

Wednesday September 4, 2002

Four world class rail operators have signalled their interest in running Auckland’s trains.

The Auckland Regional Council (ARC) today announced that as part of its open, competitive tender process, Connex, Stagecoach, Transdev and Serco have submitted responses to ARC’s request for qualifications to run Auckland's trains. These will now be evaluated and a short-list of up to three invited to formally tender.

The ARC will select the successful operator by early 2003 to take over the operation of the Auckland train service from Tranz Rail later that year.

Passenger Transport Committee Chairwoman, Catherine Harland said the calibre of the operating companies was impressive.

“They all have excellent records of running urban passenger rail systems in large international cities and this will help ensure that Aucklanders get the best rail experience.”

“This is yet another milestone that the ARC has achieved as its part in delivering the Rail Project for Aucklanders," said Cr Harland. "The ARC is absolutely committed to actioning the vision of modern trains running to modern stations every 10 minutes at peak times by 2006."

"The ARC is delivering every part of the project that we are responsible for, on time and on budget. Residents and ratepayers across the region can be assured trains and services will be provided at long last."

The initial operating contract will be for around five years during which time Aucklanders will see the transformation of the rail system which includes a substantial upgrade of the tracks and stations, improved services and a modern train fleet.

For more information please call:

Catherine Harland, Chairwoman Passenger Transport Committee,

ph 09 636 8464

Sue Warren, External Relations Leader – Rail, ph 09 373 9835

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced


Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election