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  Reply # 1966347 1-Mar-2018 09:48
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kryptonjohn:

 

A benefit of the excellent new Waterview tunnel, built under National's "roads of national significance". There won't be anything like if for the next few years as the current mob want you off those roads.

 

 

You mean the tunnel that National wanted to build above-ground (so not actually a tunnel)?

 

 

It's 2018 and they built a tunnel.

 

 

 

 


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kryptonjohn:

 

Plenty of money though, for AT to house their bureaucrats in an absolutely gold plated office fit-out next door to us in the swanky Viaduct Harbour business park, and to pay thousands of their staff 100K+ salaries.

 

They moved to that leased building with poor parking and poor public transport located in the same destination as 80,000 other morning commuters from a building that the council owns, located in an area that needs more industry, that has great parking and that was right beside a railway station.

 

Clearly AT don't believe in the product they sell and want to exacerbate the problem which creates the need for motorways in the first place - being Auckland's imbalance between where people work and where they live .

 

Amalgamation promised efficiencies of scale was a lie. It's about bigger inefficiencies and blunter spending.


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  Reply # 1966410 1-Mar-2018 10:57
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Is finally upon us! What will this year bring? Commuter chaos as the on-again-off-again rail strike carries on too!

 

Had a nice precursor last night as my drive home from work at 4:30pm took 59 minutes. Did the same trip in reverse on Sunday morning at 5:30am in... 23 minutes.

 

At least National's 9 year reign of transport terror is finally over. Auckland Transport is being dragged kicking and screaming into reality but they seem to be slowly realising the failed era of "build more roads, that'll definitely fix congestion" is over.

 

 

LOL - can't see the wood for the trees. The problem in your first paragraph is caused by the enabler in your last! Now that the unions are running the country via Labour, you can look forward to more strikes as they rise in power and flex their muscles to drive recruitment and give the illusion of progress.

 

 


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  Reply # 1966423 1-Mar-2018 11:18
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bmt:

 

Is finally upon us! What will this year bring? Commuter chaos as the on-again-off-again rail strike carries on too!

 

Had a nice precursor last night as my drive home from work at 4:30pm took 59 minutes. Did the same trip in reverse on Sunday morning at 5:30am in... 23 minutes.

 

At least National's 9 year reign of transport terror is finally over. Auckland Transport is being dragged kicking and screaming into reality but they seem to be slowly realising the failed era of "build more roads, that'll definitely fix congestion" is over.

 

 

LOL - can't see the wood for the trees. The problem in your first paragraph is caused by the enabler in your last! Now that the unions are running the country via Labour, you can look forward to more strikes as they rise in power and flex their muscles to drive recruitment and give the illusion of progress.

 

 

RMTU are still working with a 1950's mindset in the 21st century. 

 

In this case the train operator is taking "train managers" off trains and replacing them with a larger number of "transport officers" who can move around and be on trains or stations.

 

Personally I've never seen any need for "train managers". They simply manage the doors and check tickets and there's no reason the driver can't do that. If the "transport officers" improve security then I'm all for them.


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  Reply # 1966449 1-Mar-2018 12:19
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From what I recall on the trains in Melbourne the driver did the doors. They had CCTV and if someone was obstructing the doors they'd get on the PA and inform the whole train to shame the person into behaving.

 

I'm all about good manors & behaviour on public transport as well. The manors and civility on the trains in Singapore are refreshing to experience.


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  Reply # 1966457 1-Mar-2018 12:54
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tripper1000:

 

From what I recall on the trains in Melbourne the driver did the doors. They had CCTV and if someone was obstructing the doors they'd get on the PA and inform the whole train to shame the person into behaving.

 

I'm all about good manors & behaviour on public transport as well. The manors and civility on the trains in Singapore are refreshing to experience.

 

 

Yep, they publicly flog miscreants so don't seem to have the issues we have where kids can vandalise and assault in the sure knowledge that they face being "referred to youth services" as a punishment.

 

 


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  Reply # 1966470 1-Mar-2018 13:25
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I have to say NZ is the only OECD country where I can remember seeing train managers on urban trains. 





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  Reply # 1966554 1-Mar-2018 15:34
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tripper1000:

 

kryptonjohn:

 

Plenty of money though, for AT to house their bureaucrats in an absolutely gold plated office fit-out next door to us in the swanky Viaduct Harbour business park, and to pay thousands of their staff 100K+ salaries.

 

They moved to that leased building with poor parking and poor public transport located in the same destination as 80,000 other morning commuters from a building that the council owns, located in an area that needs more industry, that has great parking and that was right beside a railway station.

 

Clearly AT don't believe in the product they sell and want to exacerbate the problem which creates the need for motorways in the first place - being Auckland's imbalance between where people work and where they live .

 

Amalgamation promised efficiencies of scale was a lie. It's about bigger inefficiencies and blunter spending.

 

 

Looks like ATEED don't want to miss out!

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/central-leader/101875353/auckland-council-criticised-for-throwing-32-million-at-office-fitout

 

 


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  Reply # 1966611 1-Mar-2018 16:44
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This was a bit of March madness in Wellington today. It's been causing long delays on SH1 for a significant chunk of the day.


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  Reply # 1966612 1-Mar-2018 16:45
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Whoopsie daisy someone forgot to put the bolts back in!

 

 


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Loose like a B-train lead trailer and the pins that lock the sliding undercarriage weren't set or failed.

 

 


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