The aim of Action Stations was to ensure that Auckland’s planned public transport upgrades and improvements were guaranteed their funding. In particular, we wanted the Government to assure us that Auckland’s planned integrated ticketing, ferry terminal upgrades, rail electrification and railway station construction and improvements would all be completed as soon as possible.
What We Did
The Campaign for Better Transport organised a postcard campaign to central Government decision makers to demonstrate the support in Auckland for public transport improvement. We hope we had some influence because after months of hesitation, the Government finally produced a funding plan for the electrification of rail and the continuation of projects already started such as Newmarket and the New Lynn rail trench.