|Locale||Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Transit type||Suburban rail|
|Number of lines||5|
|Number of stations||42|
|Daily ridership||14 million passengers per annum (2015)|
|Number of vehicles||38 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 New Zealand Transport Agency, which receives funding from road user taxes and Crown appropriations, and from the Auckland Council through rates.
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.
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 - along the North Island Main Trunk via Glen Innes to Puhinui, then along the Manukau Branch to Manukau.
- Southern Line - along the Newmarket Line to Newmarket, then the North Auckland Line to Westfield and the North Island Main Trunk via Manurewa to Papakura or Pukekohe.
- Western Line - along the Newmarket Line to Newmarket and the North Auckland Line via Henderson to Swanson or Waitakere.
- Onehunga Line - as the Southern Line (North Auckland Line) to Penrose, then the Onehunga Branch to Onehunga
Transdev operates the following rolling stock:
- 31 AM three-car EMUs (built by CAF) currently running on the Onehunga line and Manukau Line (57 to be operated once entire fleet is commissioned)
- 10 ADL/ADC two-car DMUs (ex Transperth) 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 diesel rolling stock and locomotive-hauled carriage stock is in MAXX Blue livery, except DC 4104, DC 4260, DC 4346 and DCP 4818 in KiwiRail livery. The AM class wears the Auckland Transport 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 supply 57 three-car electric multiple units. The first set was delivered in late August 2013 and entered passenger service in April 2014.
- List of Auckland railway stations
- List of rapid transit systems
- Public transport in Auckland
- Rail transport in New Zealand
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- "Ticket to Ride" e.nz magazine, July/August 2007 Volume 8/4, pages 24-28