Transdev Auckland

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Transdev Auckland
Transdev logo.svg
Overview
OwnerTransdev Australasia
LocaleAuckland, New Zealand
Transit typeSuburban rail
Number of lines4
Number of stations43
Daily ridership93,000[1]
Annual ridership21.4 million (July 2019)[2]
HeadquartersAuckland
Operation
Began operation2004
Ended operation15 January 2022
Number of vehicles65 train sets
Technical
System length120 km (75 mi)
Track gauge1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification25 kV AC (Swanson to Papakura)

Transdev Auckland, formerly Veolia Transport Auckland, and Connex Auckland was a subsidary of Transdev Australasia that ran 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 NZ Transport Agency, which receives funding from road user taxes and Crown appropriations, and from the Auckland Council through rates.

Transdev also operates Wellington's commuter rail services as Transdev Wellington since July 2016.[3]

History[edit]

The previous operator of the train network in Auckland was Tranz Metro. When the Auckland Regional Council called for tenders for the new contract, Tranz Metro did not tender and Connex (later Transdev) won the tender. Transdev in a consortium with John Holland and CAF was shortlisted to bid for the next contract in 2021, but lost out to Auckland One Rail. Transdev Auckland ceased on 15 January 2022.[4][5][6]

Network[edit]

Auckland suburban rail network
Swanson
Rānui
Sturges Road
Henderson
Sunnyvale
Glen Eden
Fruitvale Road
New Lynn
Avondale
Mount Albert
Baldwin Avenue
Morningside
Kingsland
Mount Eden
City Rail Link (Under Construction)
Karanga-a-Hape
Te Waihorotiu
Britomart
Grafton
Parnell
Newmarket Junction
Newmarket
Ōrākei
Remuera
Meadowbank
Greenlane
Glen Innes
Ellerslie
Panmure
Sylvia Park
Penrose
Te Papapa
Onehunga
Ōtāhuhu
Middlemore
Papatoetoe
Puhinui
Manukau
Wiri TMD
Homai
Manurewa
Te Mahia
Takaanini
Papakura
Papakura-Pukekohe shuttle
Pukekohe

Transdev operated services on the following lines from Britomart (effective 12 March 2017):[7]

Rolling stock[edit]

At conclusion[edit]

Transdev operated the following rolling stock:

  • 72 AM three-car EMUs (built by CAF) running on all lines since full electrification in July 2015 (except Papakura - Pukekohe shuttle)
  • 8 ADL/ADC two-car DMUs (ex Transperth) owned by Auckland Transport

The AM class wear the Auckland Transport livery, and the ADL class wear the MAXX livery.

Former[edit]

Transdev operated the following rolling stock until full electrification in July 2015:

  • 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. The carriages are stored at Taumarunui and the locomotives have returned to KiwiRail.[9]
  • 4 DFT/DFB locomotives owned by KiwiRail, operating in push-pull mode with six-car sets (five SA, one SD), now back with KiwiRail
  • 9 ADK/ADB two-car DMUs, in storage

All diesel rolling stock and locomotive-hauled carriage stock is in MAXX Blue livery, except four locomotives which were in KiwiRail livery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PT Reaches 100 Million". 7 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ "An extra million on the trains in just three months" (Press release). Auckland Transport. 6 April 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Wellingtons trains to be run by French company Transdev after KiwiRail loses contract". The Dominion Post. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  4. ^ New operator appointed to run Auckland Transport's suburban rail service Radio New Zealand 27 August 2021
  5. ^ ComfortDelGro JV wins contract to operate rail services in Auckland Business Times 27 August 2021
  6. ^ ComfortDelGro joint venture lands $1.13 billion deal to operate rail services in Auckland Straits Times 27 August 2021
  7. ^ "Train timetable changes from Sunday 12 March". Auckland Transport. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  8. ^ "Westfield Station closing permanently from 12 March 2017". Auckland Transport. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Ticket to Ride" e.nz magazine, July/August 2007 Volume 8/4, pages 24-28

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