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Good news for Waitakere commuters

11 October 2005
Media Release

Good news for Waitakere commuters


Mayor Bob Harvey has welcomed a new train timetable for the western line to be introduced on October 25 saying it’s good news for Waitakere commuters.

The timetable will see off peak service increase from one train every hour to one train every 40 minutes, a new morning and afternoon peak express service and a Sunday service to and from New Lynn.

There will also be extended late night services on Fridays and Saturdays with an hourly service from Britomart between approximately 8pm and midnight.

The new timetable for the western line is part of a 25 percent overall increase in train services across Auckland by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority with their operating partner Connex Auckland.

The Sunday service to and from New Lynn will be extended when double tracking construction on the western line is complete.

“This is fantastic news for Waitakere commuters,” says Mayor Bob.

“It’s been a long time coming but I think the new and improved timetable will make all the difference in getting people off the roads and onto the tracks.

“Now the next big job is to get the rail corridor cleaned up. They are third world – covered in graffiti and littered with wrecks and debris. It’s just not good enough and we will be talking to the government agencies responsible about the situation.”

Timetables are available to download from www.maxx.co.nz and from October 14 copies will be available at Britomart or local ticket agencies. You can also order a hard copy by calling 366-6400. The Connex Auckland ticket office at Britomart will open on Sundays from October 30 2005.

ENDS

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