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AT Metro electric train with art travelling along the Eastern line

'Look both ways' train art

'Be Track Smart' artwork on the train

In July 2019, we introduced our 'Look both ways' train, a wrapped electric train with beautiful artwork by local artists Flox and Trustme, promoting rail safety on the AT Metro network.

The design includes a flock of flying Wax-eye birds, in different flying stances, looking both left and right to portray movement and direction.

Watch the video of the installation on our YouTube channel.

Safety around train tracks

There's been an 82.3% increase in rail services since 2013, up to 194,000 services a year. That means more trains, are coming more often.

Our trains are also electric which means they are quiet and can accelerate fast without notice.

All of this means that there is an increased risk to people when they are not careful around the train tracks.

We want to encourage all Aucklanders to be safe around train tracks and using our services. Learn more about safety around trains and tracks.

Submit your art

Auckland Transport is looking to expand our fleet of wrapped trains, under our 'Be Track Smart' campaign.

We're reaching out to Auckland based artists to submit their idea for a wrapped train design.

We welcome examples of portfolios so we can assess if your work is suitable. If successful, we will be in contact to discuss fees and develop the design. For further details please see the artistic brief below

The trains are a 72-metre blank canvas for artists to come up with something that is uniquely Auckland, while also incorporating a message of rail safety.

Possible message concepts include:

  • Don't run the risk
  • Look both ways
  • Stop, Look, Listen
  • Avoid distractions
  • Expect trains in both directions
  • Two tracks means two trains

Artist brief and design template

Enquiry and artist submissions form

To enquire for more information or if you would like to submit examples of your portfolio, please fill out the form below.