Auckland transport has posted online a couple of the presentations they have given to affected land owners, one for owners of sites where the surface property will be needed and one for owners where subsurface rights are needed. It is the second of these that is the most interesting as it contains all of the info of the first presentation and more. Before I go into the presentation itself, I must say that I am shocked with the quality of this opening image, parts of the train are see though, parts are cut off completely and to top it off the city has been flipped backwards, come on AT, you can do better than this.
The first part of the presentation contains the same information that we saw when the route was announced so I won’t cover that part. On to the new stuff. First there has been quite a bit of talk in some forums questioning why AT has selected the route it has, here’s what AT has to say.
There are quite a few factors that have been assessed and I’m pretty sure that over time as the designation process continues we will see more information about them all. For those that do have a tunnel, or even just the designation below their properties there are three layers of designation as described here:
Of course a big concern to many residents is going to be the impact of construction, both vibration when it is being built as well as possible settlement of the ground. AT say that there is not expected to be any structural damage from either of these but there may be some minor cosmetic impacts. To keep an eye on this, an array of monitoring points will be set up before construction starts to keep an eye on things. Here is an example of what will be done to monitor things.
And lastly a timeline for the CRL process which once again highlights that we have a few years left before we need to start getting worrying about the serious funding.
Edit: it appears that after I posted this, AT pulled down the presentations. They have since been replaced with new versions with the first page replaced