Because transport issues form such a large part of the activity in our association, in February 2015 we formed a Transport Subcommittee.
The Transport Subcommittee is currently led by Noel O’Sullivan. The subcommittee attends public meetings on transport issues, briefs the committee on current consultations, and writes submissions on our association’s behalf.
Current transport issues affecting Meadowbank and St Johns
Download the current list of issues being discussed by our Transport Subcommittee (as at 23 May 2017 (PDF), or view them below:
In addition, there are the below topics affecting our area.
New bus routes from 2017
Auckland Transport is bringing in a New Bus Network from mid-late 2017. For detailed information, see https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/new-public-transport-network/new-network-for-the-central-suburbs/
Key points about local services are summarised below:
- Our 655, 685 and 635 routes are being removed.
- There will be a new service (729) travelling through Meadowbank which will connect Ellerslie train station with Glen Innes train station. There is no bus service that will go all the way to Meadowbank Station.
- See our news article Auckland Transport Announces New Bus Routes from 2017 for more information.
- As a result of a petition by association member Richard Roxburgh with support from Orakei Local Board, there will now be a public bus service to connect Meadowbank & St Johns residents with Selwyn College and St Thomas’s schools. See our news article Bus petition win! for more information.
- Richard Roxburgh is currently petitioning for a bus connection to Meadowbank Station. See Bus Petition #2: Bus link to Meadowbank Station to support this petition.
Glen Innes – Tamaki Drive Shared Path
Also known as Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai – the path of land and sea – this shared walk/cycleway will connect Glen Innes and Meadowbank to Tamaki Drive with a purpose-built path.
- Section 1: Open!
- Section 2: There are concerns about lack of access to the path from Meadowbank, particularly on the Gowing Drive side of Meadowbank, as there is an opportunity to link up with local schools via the valley. The Orakei Local Board is responsible for developing feeder routes onto the path, and have allocated funding for this in their 2017-2018 draft budget.
- Section 3: Resource consent has been applied for. The plan includes widening the existing boardwalk along the Orakei Basin
- Section 4: There are alternate routes for Section 4 which goes from Orakei Station to Tamaki Drive. We will bring you more information as we get it.
Proposed Selwyn Train Station
A new train station has been mooted to be located between Meadowbank and Glen Innes stations, at the end of John Rymer Place. Although the proposed station is on the Orakei Local Board’s list of local priorities, it has not been included in the Auckland Council’s 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan.
- We have been talking to Auckland Transport about Meadowbank Rd safety issues. They responded in writing in October 2016, see our news article Auckland Transport responds to our safety concerns on Meadowbank Rd. Since then they have promised to install raised speed tables along the road near Corinth St and Mt Carmel Place. According to the proposal, the raised tables will also function as a pedestrian crossing facility, but will not be a zebra crossing. See our news article Meadowbank Rd to get speed tables and crossing facility (May 2017).
- Thanks to our advocacy, and that of residents, Auckland Transport has installed a pedestrian refuge outside St Johns Theological College in May 2017.
- After a consultation, Auckland Transport have confirmed they will narrow the intersection where Manapau Rd meets Meadowbank Rd opposite the retirement village, in June 2018, in an effort to make it safer for cars and pedestrians.
Page last updated May 24, 2017.