Next Monday Auckland goes electric
On July 20th the full and final roll out (pre Pukekohe Electrification) of the electric trains in Auckland will be complete. That means between Papakura and Swanson your train will be an electric with the diesels (apart from Papakura to Pukekohe) phased out and retired.
The final roll out heralds in faster, quieter and not so smelly train trips across the network compared to the old diesels. That said if you live on the Southern Line south of Westfield we still have the diesel freighters roaring through….
From Auckland Transport:
The final stage of the electric train roll out. Now’s the time to get on board.
Date: Monday 20 July 2015
Route: All Lines
Electric train roll out
Electric trains will be fully introduced into service every day of the week across the Auckland electrified rail network from Monday 20 July. Electric trains will operate as far as Swanson on the Western Line and as far as Papakura on the Southern Line.
This is the final stage of the electric train roll out which started operating on the Onehunga Line in 2014.
Electric trains will end at Swanson on the Western Line. A connecting bus service (route 139) will operate between Waitakere and Swanson departing from:
- Bus stop on Township Rd outside Waitakere Station
- Bus stop in the Swanson Station car park
Check the new Western Line train timetable for train times and bus service (route 139) frequency.
Electric trains will travel as far as Papakura on the Southern Line. Passengers will need to connect to a diesel train for travel to and from Pukekohe. Check the new Southern Line train timetable for details.
Minor changes have been made to the train timetables on all lines effective Monday 20 July:
Check departure times carefully before travelling.
Below are the timetables in PDF which you can download