|Locale||Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Transit type||Suburban rail|
|Number of lines||5|
|Number of stations||42|
|Daily ridership||over 10 million passengers per annum (as of Dec 2012)|
|Number of vehicles||38 train sets|
|System length||120 km (75 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||Under construction – 25 kV AC (Swanson to Papakura)|
Transdev Auckland, formerly Connex Auckland Ltd and Veolia Transport Auckland Ltd, is a Transdev Australasia company. It runs Auckland's urban passenger trains under contract from Auckland Transport on infrastructure owned and managed by KiwiRail. Auckland Transport receives funding to subsidise these services from the New Zealand Transport Agency, which receives funding from road user taxes and Crown appropriations, and from the Auckland Council through rates.
|Auckland suburban rail network|
Transdev operates the following lines from Britomart:
- Eastern Line - along the North Island Main Trunk via Glen Innes, Manurewa and Papakura to Pukekohe;
- Southern Line - along the Auckland-Newmarket Line to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line to Westfield and the North Island Main Trunk via Manurewa and Papakura to Pukekohe;
- Western Line - along the Auckland-Newmarket Line to Newmarket and the North Auckland Line via Henderson to Waitakere.
- Onehunga Line - as the Southern Line (North Auckland Line) to Penrose, then the Onehunga Branch to Onehunga
- Manukau Line - as the Eastern Line (North Island Main Trunk) to Puhinui, then the Manukau Branch to Manukau
Transdev operates the following rolling stock:-
- 9 ADK/ADB two-car DMUs (ex Transperth) owned by Auckland Transport, in pairs;
- 10 ADL/ADC two-car DMUs (ex Transperth) owned by Auckland Transport;
- 2 DBR locomotives owned by KiwiRail, operating in top-and-tail mode with one five-car SX set (ex Brisbane), owned by Auckland Transport;
- 20 DC locomotives owned by KiwiRail, operating in push-pull mode with 20 sets of three or four SA cars and an SD driving car with driving cab and remote controls (ex British Rail Mark 2 carriages rebuilt for suburban service), owned by Auckland Transport.
- 3 DFT/DFB locomotives owned by KiwiRail, operating in push-pull mode with six-car sets (five SA, one SD)
All rolling stock is in MAXX Blue livery, except DC 4104, DC 4346 and DCP 4818 in KiwiRail livery.
Following the completion of electrification of Auckland's railway network, almost all services will be provided by electric multiple units, as is the case in Wellington. In October 2011 it was announced that Spanish rolling stock manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) had been selected to deliver 57 new three-car electric multiple units. The first set was delivered in late August 2013 and is due to enter into passenger service in early 2014.
Rolling stock gallery
An ADL/ADC class DMU at Britomart Transport Centre.
ADB 778 out of service at Papakura.
DC 4369 with an SA/SD set at Newmarket, November 2006.
DFB 7010 at Morningside station with a six-car SA/SD set.
The previous operator of the train network in Auckland was Tranz Metro, a division of Tranz Rail (now KiwiRail). When the Auckland Regional Council called for tenders for the new contract, Tranz Metro did not tender and Connex (later Transdev) won the tender.
- patronage has increased by 30% annually.
- on-time performance has increased from 50% to 85%.
- Public transport in Auckland
- Rail transport in New Zealand
- List of Auckland railway stations
- List of rapid transit systems
- "Ticket to Ride" e.nz magazine, July/August 2007 Volume 8/4, pages 24-28