|Locale||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Transit type||Suburban rail|
|Number of lines||4|
|Number of stations||42|
|Annual ridership||17.4 million (September 2016)|
|Number of vehicles||67 train sets|
|System length||120 km (75 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
|Electrification||25 kV AC (Swanson to Papakura)|
Transdev Auckland, formerly Veolia Transport Auckland, Ltd., and before that Connex 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 NZ Transport Agency, which receives funding from road user taxes and Crown appropriations, and from the Auckland Council through rates. Since July 2016 Wellington's commuter rail services are also operated by Transdev.
The previous operator of the train network in Auckland was also 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.
In August 2013, the CEO of KiwiRail, Jim Quinn announced KiwiRail's intention to join bidding for the Auckland metro contract in 2016.
Since 2004 patronage has increased by 30% annually and on-time performance has increased from 50% to 85%.
|Auckland suburban rail network|
- Eastern Line services run along the North Island Main Trunk via Glen Innes to Puhinui, then diverge onto the Manukau Branch to the Manukau terminus.
- Southern Line services run along the Newmarket Line to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line to Westfield Junction (just north of Westfield - a station permanently closed since March 2017), and then the North Island Main Trunk to Papakura, with a diesel train shuttle service between Papakura and Pukekohe.
- Western Line services run along the Newmarket Line to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line via Henderson to Swanson.
- Onehunga Line services run on the Newmarket Line to Newmarket station, then the North Auckland Line to Penrose where they diverge onto the Onehunga Branch to Onehunga.
Transdev operates the following rolling stock:
- 57 AM three-car EMUs (built by CAF) running on all lines since full electrification in July 2015 (except Papakura - Pukekohe shuttle)
- 10 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.
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.
- 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.
- List of Auckland railway stations
- List of rapid transit systems
- Public transport in Auckland
- Rail transport in New Zealand
- "Wellingtons trains to be run by French company Transdev after KiwiRail loses contract". The Dominion Post. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- "Train timetable changes from Sunday 12 March". Auckland Transport. 12 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Westfield Station closing permanently from 12 March 2017". Auckland Transport. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2017.
- "Ticket to Ride" e.nz magazine, July/August 2007 Volume 8/4, pages 24-28