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

 


Albany Busway Station contract signed

Albany Busway Station contract signed

April 12, 2005

The Northern Busway project has taken another step forward, with the signing of a construction contract for Albany Park and Ride Station, between North Shore City Council and HEB Contractors.

"We are now on track to have the first two Busway Park and Ride stations - Albany and Constellation - open by the end of the year," North Shore City's transport general manager, Rick Walden, says.

"Albany station, to be built beside the Oteha Valley Rd off-ramp, will include a 370-space car park, service information, security cameras and pedestrian walkways. Construction on Constellation Park and Ride Station is already under way.

"Bus users will start to see some significant improvements in the public transport system on the North Shore this year, beginning with the introduction of new bus services in July."

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) awarded contracts in February for the new services, which will result in a 25 per cent increase in services, or 475 more bus trips a day. This will include much-needed new bus routes through the Albany industrial area.

"Transit New Zealand has also begun construction on the Esmonde Rd interchange and the Busway road, which will run alongside the Northern motorway, giving buses a congestion-free run," Rick Walden says.

"By the end of 2007, the Busway, five Busway stations, and the Esmonde Rd interchange will be complete. These projects will add up to a huge improvement in transport on the North Shore."

(ends)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news