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