Double Tracking Arrives


I’ve been riding up and down the tracks today to celebrate the double tracking.

Work over the long weekend has led to a milestone - double tracking from Britomart to Swanson.

Further signaling commission will continue until Sunday.  There’s a temporary timetable for passenger services on the Western Line while the work is finished.

Doubling tracking work going on between Avondale and New Lynn at the weekend

Acting Project Director DART, Peter King, says the Western Line Duplication project is the result of considerable time and effort by hundreds of people in a variety of organisations.

“This has been a huge undertaking which has progressively improved the capacity and reliability of Auckland’s rail network,” says Mr King. “The completion is the result of many thousands of man hours and considerable resources.

“It represents a huge step forward in the development of a modern and sustainable passenger transport network well into the future, and Auckland commuters are already seeing the benefits.”

Indeed. This is wonderful news and hopefully will see smoother rides and better performance stats.



  1. Matt L says:

    My trip through the trench today was good and I can’t wait for the signals to be completed for a faster journey. During the time over the new track we crossed two trains that would have created delays in the past. With this completed and some advertising I think there will be a good jump in patronage out west.

    For advertising I think a couple of free days travel to celebrate would work wonders

  2. patrick says:

    I traveled through the trench and am very impressed with the New Lynn station. When the above ground development finished this will be a massive improvement to the area which we can all be proud of.

  3. George D says:

    Cheers Auckland!

  4. Paul says:

    Free days are a great way to introduce punters

    A free weekend even


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