Archive for: level crossings

Sarawira Issue Hard To Resolve

Sarawira Issue Hard To Resolve

Auckland’s new electric trains will be much quieter than the present diesels- but as they don’t arrive until 2013 onwards, that’s no relief to...

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Those Damn Noisy Trains!

Those Damn Noisy Trains!

Those noisy trains, especially early in the morning, are continuing to drive some Auckand residents crazy. Did you realise they screech! The AKT email in-box is...

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How Does The Chicken Get.

How Does The Chicken Get….

Finally an end to the 15-month long $8.6 million Henderson’s Sturges Road rail replacement bridge project. Fantastic news. The only remaining question: how does...

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Car vs  Trains This Morning

Car vs Trains This Morning

There were 2 crashes in the South Island this morning involving a car verses train. Just before 3am, police were advised of a car being hit by a train at the Harewood...

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Crossings Going To Be Big Issue

Crossings Going To Be Big Issue

In a couple of years Auckland will have electric trains roaring through at 10 minute intervals. How will traffic at level crossings cope with the frequent delays...

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Auck Train Bids Widened

Auck Train Bids Widened

In a surprise move, KiwiRail has decided to give more than the four short-listed companies a chance to build Auckland’s electric trains, including two major...

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Spain: Crossing Track Kills 12

Spain: Crossing Track Kills 12

Here’s a tragic example why people should never take risks crossing rail tracks. A train speeding through a seaside rail station has plowed into a group of...

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Too Many Crossing Near Misses

Too Many Crossing Near Misses

Manawatu-Wanganui has had the highest number of level crossing collisions this year, with just under a third of all collisions occurring in that region. There have...

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Train Horn Protests

Train Horn Protests

Mt Albert residents who live near the Baldwin Avenue station has started an Auckland-wide campaign against train horns. They have launched a petition saying the...

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How Will Motorists Cope With Electric Trains?

How Will Motorists Cope With Electric Trains?

Now that Auckland’s rail electrification is all go with its promise of the new electric trains running every 10 minutes, another problem needs to be wrestled...

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Chris Cairns Tries To Stop People Being Bowled Out

Chris Cairns Tries To Stop People Being Bowled Out

It’s not surprising that on the eve of NZ and Australia national rail safety week, there’s another railway crossing crash with the usual denial about...

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