Conflicting stories from within ARTA have apparently now been sorted out, as Mathew Dearnaley writes in the Herald.Â Sharon Hunter from ARTA has emailed me and confirmed:
- The introduction of Onehunga passenger services is planned for introduction in the first part of 2010 following on from the completion of Newmarket station.
- It is intended that services will run from Onehunga to Britomart.
- Proposed station locations will be available to view at Open Days held for the local community towards the end of June this year.
We are very disappointed that we are in the planning stages.Â Funding was awarded two years ago for the re-laying of the track.Â ARC has had possession of the ex-ITM site on the mall since October of 2007.Â Consultation was supposed to be happening by now.Station planning and funding should be well advanced by now as services were supposed to start in December of this year.
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That link to the Herald seems to be broken.
Should be fixed up now 🙂
Any idea whats planned for the freight side of things. I remember a year or so ago there was talk of container shuttles from Onehunga to the main port, but I guess with all the shipping changes things might have changed since then.
Freight has not been decided yet. An article I read recently mentions that the Ports have yet to determine whether they wish to use rail to move freight from there, and if they do, a railhead and sidings will need to be created at the port to enable this. Stupid really, it was all there some years ago and they ripped it all up.