Double Tracking of the Western Line
The first stage of double-tracking the Western Line is about to get underway.
This stage, due for completion in early 2005, involves laying an additional 2.2km of double track between Boston Rd Station near Newmarket and Baldwin Ave Station in Mt Albert.
This will result in 7.5km of continuous double-track from Avondale to Boston Rd.
This will reduce delays caused by single-track sections and allow a more frequent train service between New Lynn and Britomart able to carry more passengers.
On the Auckland Regional Council website there is further information on this project. Click here to visit this page.
There will be changes to the train timetable from Saturday 10 April to Saturday 24 April. Buses will replace most trains between Morningside and Britomart and a temporary train timetable will be in operation.
Trains will run as usual before 8.30am and after 6.30pm weekdays.
From 8.30am to 6.30pm weekdays, trains run between Waitakere and Morningside, where buses will take you to and from your destination. The same happens all day on Saturday and Easter Monday.
From 4.30pm to 6.30pm weekdays, trains will run between Britomart and Mt Eden. Buses will run between Morningside and Mt Eden.
No trains run on Sunday, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
The normal Western Line timetable resumes on Monday 26 April.
There is a brochure available outlining the disruptions to train services during this time, including a full timetable. This is available here in Acrobat PDF format. This has been posted here in two pieces due to the size of the brochure.
Click here (1264kb) for information on what is happening and why it is happening.
Click here (1002kb) for a full timetable, including details of connecting buses.
If you would like to receive a copy of this timetable, phone Rideline on 366 6400.
For more information about construction, phone (09) 968 3250 (from Monday 5 April)
There is also a forum for discussion and feedback about the double-tracking the Western Line, Western Line Stage One Double-tracking Forum
To find out more about rail in the Auckland region, visit the Rail Project home page