Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Rail link and underground station for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport sets aside enough land for a rail link and underground station


Auckland Airport will significantly upgrade its transport infrastructure to cope with the tripling of passengers to 40 million per year in 2044. The number of daily trips to and from the airport is forecast to increase from 63,000 today to 140,000 in 2044.

“We are working closely with Auckland Council and the Government to ensure that Auckland’s transport infrastructure is developed ‘in sync’ with the expansion we are expecting at the airport over the next 30 years,” says Auckland Airport’s chief executive, Adrian Littlewood.

“We have set aside enough land for a rail corridor through the airport precinct to the terminal, and for an underground station at our new combined domestic and international terminal building.”

“We have also designed space for an additional express bus service, created extra bus lanes and improved facilities for local buses and shuttles.”

“The airport is planning improved northern and eastern access roads in the future with terminal-bound traffic separated from commercial and other traffic. This will make travel to and from the airport safer, more convenient and easier for everyone.”

“We already provide more than 7,000 parking spaces and we are planning to build two more multi-story car parking buildings, with pedestrian walkways connecting to the new terminal.”

“The airport is already New Zealand’s leading travel, trade and tourism hub and its forecast growth means it will be even more significant in the future.”

“Our 30-year transport vision will reduce congestion, improve travel times and be better for the environment. To achieve these objectives we will work closely with local communities, businesses, Auckland Council and the Government,” says Mr Littlewood.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news