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Next steps

We will review all feedback and look into whether we can incorporate any suggested changes to our preferred options. A summary of the feedback received will be available on this page soon.

The next step is to complete more detailed investigations for all preferred options. During 2022, environmental and technical assessments will continue along with engagement with Manawhenua, partners, local property owners, developers and key community stakeholders. This will help us make decisions to confirm the preferred options.

We expect to complete the Takaanini Detailed Business Case process in late 2022, for consideration by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi Boards. This will be followed by the lodgement of the Notice of Requirement in early 2023.


Level crossings in Takaanini

In the future there will be even more trains in Tāmaki Makaurau – that’s awesome because it will make public transport even better! As well as improved train services, we’re looking at changes to help reduce delays when people cross the tracks at level crossings in Takaanini.

More trains will mean a bigger delay to people using level crossings because safety barrier gates will be down more often and for longer. Some people take risks to avoid being delayed by safety barrier arms.

We want to reduce the number of level crossings in Takaanini. Removing level-crossings will make it safer and faster for you to move around Takaanini because you won’t need to stop for trains when safety barrier arms come down.

We are looking at options, like bridges, to get you safely across the railway tracks.

These changes are still a number of years’ away, but we are planning them now to make sure people can move around Takaanini more safely and efficiently.

Where are we thinking about changing level crossings in Takaanini?

  • Spartan Road – We’re suggesting completely closing the railway level crossing on Spartan Road and replacing it with a new walking and cycling bridge. While you won’t be able to drive across the railway on Spartan Road anymore, we are proposing an alternative crossing for vehicles close by.
  • Manuia Road – We’re suggesting a brand-new railway crossing at Manuia Road. It would be a fully separated crossing, like a bridge, for people walking, cycling and driving.
  • Manuroa Road – We’re suggesting completely closing the railway level crossing on Manuroa Road and replacing it with a new walking and cycling bridge. While you won’t be able to drive across the railway on Manuroa Road anymore, we are proposing an alternative crossing for vehicles close by.
  • Taka Street – We’re suggesting closing the railway level crossing on Taka Street and replacing it with a fully separated crossing over the railway, like a bridge, for people walking, cycling and driving.
  • Walters Road We’re suggesting closing the level-crossing at Walters Road and replacing it with a fully separated crossing over the railway, like a bridge, for people walking, cycling and driving

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Next steps

We will review all feedback and look into whether we can incorporate any suggested changes to our preferred options.

The next step is to complete more detailed investigations for all preferred options. During 2022, environmental and technical assessments will continue along with engagement with Manawhenua, partners, local property owners, developers and key community stakeholders. This will help us make decisions to confirm the preferred options.

The Takaanini Detailed Business Case process is expected to be completed in late 2022 and scheduled for consideration by the Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi Boards in early 2023.

Where are we heading?

We are working towards lodging our Notice of Requirement (NoR) documentation to protect the land we need. Once this is finalised it will be lodged with either Waka Kotahi or Auckland Transport as the requiring authorities. An important part of developing a NoR is consulting with those potentially affected – the community, Manawhenua, businesses, government and community organisations.