This solution doesn’t work
‘‘Increasing the frequency of trains is a good thing but people will get more and more frustrated when things aren’t moving.’’
He says there are other options including reconfiguring lanes before the crossing.
Auckland Transport has received complaints about the new layout, spokesman Mark Hannan says.
‘‘We appreciate that there can be traffic delays at the level crossing and at traffic signals at the New North Rd and Woodward Rd intersection during busy hours,’’ Mr Hannan says.
The Woodward Rd crossing is one of 23 in Auckland that has been identified as a good candidate for grade level separation. This approach would see a bridge built to separate the traffic and the trains.
‘‘With so many crossings we are talking many millions of dollars to replace crossings with bridges,’’ Mr Hannan says.
Getting cross: Changes made to improve safety at the Woodward Rd rail level crossing are causing concern for nearby residents like John Deck.