Thursday, July 28, 2005

Connex explain changes

This email in from Connex's general manager Chris White clarifying the timetable changes. Thanks Chris. Great to see an important person taking the time to explain things to us humble train users. Appreciate it.

Trains will be held at Henderson in the counter-peak direction. This is to allow two services to travel down the single track in the peak direction. To clarify this, in the AM peak, a service travelling to Waitakere will be held at Henderson to allow two services to travel into the city. In the PM peak, a service travelling to the City will be held at Henderson to allow two services to travel to Waitakere .

This allows us to address the issues with running time without compromising the number of services to and from the city during the peaks. Initially one service will be held to allow two trains to travel along the single track in the peak direction. The train being held will be a counter peak service ie. opposite the main flow of people. This is important to note as it will shape people’s opinion over the level of inconvenience associated with the change to the services.

In addition, we will have 14 SA trains by mid next year.

1 Comments:

Blogger concerned_citizen said...

It is definitely good to see Connex fronting up, still ... why is the scale of investment in rail so miniscule: 14 new trains by next year? That's nothing.

There needs to be a whole new level of commitment to the network, just to get it running to a level consistent with being a First World City.

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