All Auckland citizens with access to the rail network will be able to travel quickly and conveniently to the airport, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Mayor Phil Goff said during the official opening of today’s new Puhinui interchange. ..
The new interchange links the rail platform to the new bus area through a new elevated vestibule, making it easy to transfer. It also includes new lighting, public toilets, drop-off zones, better shelter, improved facilities, and bicycle and pedestrian access.
“The Puhinui Interchange has helped South Auckland’s economic recovery by creating more than 150 jobs during construction,” said Michael Wood.
“We will continue to support recovery by facilitating thousands of Aucklanders to get to work. Auckland Airport is one of the country’s largest employment hubs with more than 900 businesses nearby.
“Thanks to the SH20B upgrade completed earlier this year, the journey time from Puhinui Station to the Airport Link electric bus airport will be about 10 minutes, which also means that travelers will be able to travel before flight when air travel begins. Helps avoid congestion.
“The interchange is guaranteed in the future for future rail upgrades, including space for additional platforms, and high-speed transportation projects from airports to botany. This will add a bus high-speed transportation bridge, It provides a better connection between East Auckland and good public transport, “says Michael Wood. ..
“The new Puhinui station will provide regular, uncrowded access to the airport and its employment area by public transport,” said Mayor Goff.
“For tens of thousands of travelers and tens of thousands of people working in the airport and surrounding business districts, it ensures that people can use public transport safely in a convenient way and avoids the accumulation of road traffic during peak hours. ..
“Because both trains and buses are electric, we are striving to reach our climate change goals, demonstrating our commitment to emission-free travel.
“This latest development is part of a $ 31.8 billion investment in transportation over the next decade to provide Auckland citizens with a world-class 21.NS A century-long network of public transport that enables people to move their cities faster and more conveniently, “said Mayor Goff.
The interchange is part of the Southwest Gateway Short Term Airport Access Improvement (STAAI) program and is offered in partnership with Wakako Tahi and Auckland International Airport Limited.
The total cost of the project was $ 69 million and was funded through Wakako Tahi NZTA, the Auckland Council, the regional fuel tax and the COVID Recovery and Relief Fund. The interchange will be open to the public on Monday, July 26, 2021.
See below for more information. www.at.govt.nz/PuhinuiStation
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Mayor Goff Media Contact: Will Edmonds 021 826 925
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Platform for the new station Airport Link to take off |
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