This so­lu­tion doesn’t work

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‘‘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.

Photo: EMMA WHIT­TAKER

Get­ting cross: Changes made to im­prove safety at the Wood­ward Rd rail level cross­ing are caus­ing con­cern for nearby res­i­dents like John Deck.

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