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New Panmure station focuses on easy connections

Joint media release - Auckland Regional Transport Authority and Auckland City

Tuesday 5 December 2006

New Panmure train station focuses on easy connections for commuters

From Sunday, 10 December residents and commuters in the Panmure, Mt Wellington area will have a new train station and park and ride facility located in the heart of Panmure. The current Panmure station, located off Ireland Road, closes after the last scheduled service on Saturday 9 December.

ARTA’s General Manager Infrastructure and Rail, Elena Trout says, “ The opening of the new Panmure Station is the first step in the development of a bus-train interchange. Early next year buses will be diverted via the station giving residents an easy connection between the two transport modes and good public transport access to the rest of Auckland.

” A typical weekday peak train journey from Panmure to the CBD will take a very fast 18 minutes on average. From 4 December, passengers travelling from or to Panmure will also benefit from the doubling of off-peak weekday services.

“The new Panmure train station, is conveniently located in the heart of the area and offers passengers more comfort with new shelters that give better weather protection, good lighting, customer information and CCTV for improved security”

The new facilities are the result of a partnership between Auckland City, the Auckland Regional Transport Network Limited (ARTNL - on who’s behalf ARTA has undertaken station construction work) and train operator Veolia Transport.

Auckland City has delivered essential transport infrastructure to provide Panmure integrated and sustainable travel choices, including the park and ride facility. A bus interchange is currently being constructed and footpaths in the area will be upgraded to support the rail station.

“We are creating a transport hub for Panmure. The hub will greatly improve local residents’ access to public transport and provide more travel choices,” says Councillor Richard Simpson, Auckland City’s Transport and Urban Linkages Committee chairperson.

“The new location of the Panmure rail station, additional rail and bus services, the park and ride facility and bus interchange will work to increase access in this rapidly developing area of the city.

“Once complete, Panmure’s transport hub will encourage more people to choose sustainable modes of transport.”

For information on bus, train or ferry routes, timetables and regional public transport guides visit www.maxx.co.nz, call the MAXX contact centre on (09) 366 6400 (passengers outside the Auckland free calling area can call MAXX on 0800 10 30 80) or go to Britomart’s MAXX information kiosk. MAXX Ambassadors will also be handing out information on how to use the new station and park and ride facilities from Monday 4 December until 15 December.

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www.arta.co.nz
www.maxx.co.nz

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