CCC Public Transport Fails Continue

CCC is now constructing new bus shelters at Eastgate Mall in Linwood Ave. This is called a bus hub and is supposed to be a better solution for bus passengers and residents yet fails to address many concerns over the use of the public transport network around Eastgate Mall. Primarily there are major concerns for… Continue reading CCC Public Transport Fails Continue

Level Crossing Accident at Saunders Road, Marton

At about 3:30 pm on Thursday 13 May, a level crossing accident occurred at Saunders Road, which is at 185.0 km on the North Island Main Trunk, therefore being 4.5 km north of Marton. The accident involved a truck and a southbound freight train and has resulted in the death of the truck driver. Subsequently… Continue reading Level Crossing Accident at Saunders Road, Marton

Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?

Since last July, work has been underway at the Heathcote River in Opawa, Christchurch, to rebuild the double track rail bridge there. The photos below are from a recent track occupancy which was being done in order to construct a new abutment at the west (or in railway terms, south) end of the bridge. This… Continue reading Opawa Rail Bridge Rebuild: Is Road Widening Relevant?