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Using the search function, I couldn't find a NZ thread/forum to match our Australian chit chats, so thought I'd create a thread.

If there is already a thread or sub-forum, then please place the following post in there thanks.
 

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Quick question, but is there a long term ambition for a fully duplicated motorway/highway from Auckland to Wellington? (Much in the same way that the Pacific Highway from Sydney to Brisbane, and the Hume Highway from Sydney to Melbourne has progressively been done)
 
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God only knows why NZ needs so many motorways when you consider that the entire North Island only has a population of 3.2 million. I personally think that it's motorway system is more than efficient for such a small population but then again it's a country in love with the motor car.
 
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Motorway extension between Auckland and Hamilton:

Waikato Expressway Construction Update - Ngaruawahia Section

Opening 14 December 2013

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A lot of work has been going on unseen on this section.

This section just north of Hamilton will cut a large amount of time from the Hamilton to Auckland route.















 
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Government reveals shape of Auckland's transport future

The Government will push major roading projects In Auckland including a wider southern motorway, upgraded roading to the airport, and a freight corridor in Manukau before it begins work on the City Rail Link and a second Waitemata Harbour Crossing, Prime Minister John Key has revealed this afternoon. Mr Key confirmed that Government would back Auckland's three top transport priorities - the City Rail Link, another Waitemata Harbour crossing, and the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI), which includes the East-West Link. "These three projects are all identified as the highest transport priorities in the Council's Auckland Plan," he said. "They have a price tag of around $10 billion and they are projects that need to be planned for over a long period of time." The harbour crossing will be twin tunnels under the Waitemata - the option of another bridge has been ruled out - and construction was expected to start between 2025 and 2030. Auckland Council would begin protecting land for the development in December once the alignment of the crossing had been finalised ... MORE



Builders ready for huge Auckland transport jobs

Building bosses have today welcomed the Government's $10 billion Auckland infrastructure plans, saying the sector was in recovery mode. Prime Minister John Key today outlined a plan to kick-start the next generation of major Auckland transport projects, including the Second Harbour Crossing, the City Rail Link and two other state highway projects. At an Auckland Chamber of Commerce event today, he said the Government would back the combined Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) and East-West Link, the second Waitemata Harbour crossing and the City Rail Link. "These three projects are all identified as the highest transport priorities in the council's Auckland Plan. They have a price tag of around $10 billion and they are projects that need to be planned for over a long period of time," Key said ... MORE
 
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WATERVIEW MOTORWAY EXTENSION | AUCKLAND - currently under construction:

Waterview Connection | The widest Tunnels in Australasia​




Client NZTA * Location Auckland * Completion 2016​

And video ...

 

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Congrats Auckland! They look great. The doors look quite low though, do people currently have to step down to platforms?
 

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They appear to be step up/step down like the Matangis. Bit unfortunate, but if you have to deal with low platforms you can always fix the doors when enough stations are upgraded.
 
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I stand corrected but many stations are being upgraded - probably to cater for the new trains. I have also read that railway lines are being raised / lowered in some parts.
 
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