Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Transport

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride

Learn to Ride

This colourful learn-to-ride circuit is just behind the Avondale shops, and adjacent to the Avondale Racecourse. Whoever designed it obviously had a lot of fun, and I hope that it is finding good use. When I came through (in the morning, school time) I had the place to myself (but no bike) – not a realistic introduction to the gridlock that is Auckland traffic…

Many thanks to Vince Middeldorp, location scout extraordinaire!…

Electrified

EMU (Electric Multiple Unit)

EMU (Electric Multiple Unit)

Over the last few years the Auckland rail system got upgraded: double tracking and electrification. The last route to benefit from electrification is the line to the west (up to Swanson only, Waitakere township passengers have to transfer to a bus at Swanson – hourly service – the trains run every half hour).…

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