Onehunga Back on Track

Conflicting stories from within ARTA have apparently now been sorted out, as Mathew Dearnaley writes in the Herald.  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.  Funding was awarded two years ago for the re-laying of the track.  ARC has had possession of the ex-ITM site on the mall since October of 2007.  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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