19 Sep 2010

New Lynn transport interchange opens

8:07 am on 19 September 2010

A multi-million-dollar transport station in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn was being opened on Sunday as part of a push to increase rail services across the region.

The $36 million interchange will service both bus and rail passengers.

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority says new six-carriage trains will increase capacity on the Western Line.

Spokesperson Sharon Hunter says with a projected 20,000 residents and 14,000 workers in New Lynn by 2030, the interchange will prove invaluable in providing faster trips for commuters.

She says timetable changes will also accommodate more than 400 extra train trips across the region.