KiwiRail and Auckland Transport (AT) are suspending the passenger train service that connects Papakura and Pukekohe from September 2022 until the second half of 2024, to allow for the work needed to extend the electric train service to Pukekohe.
Improved public transport options for Southern Auckland are a step closer following the publication today of planning approval. applications for new train stations.
KiwiRail is the lead agency for three new stations between Papakura and Pukekohe and has submitted planning approval applications for Drury Central and Paerata stations under the COVID 19 Recovery (Fast Track Consenting) Act 2020.
Auckland will have a new passenger rail operator from next year.
Auckland Transport today announced the result of an international tender for the City’s rail services, worth around $130 million a year. The contract has an eight-year initial term.