Electric trains will be introduced into weekend service on the Southern and Western Lines from this Saturday 16 May.
They will now run on weekends across all of Auckland’s electrified network which extends to Swanson on the Western Line and to Papakura in the south.
Connecting diesel trains operate between Papakura and Pukekohe and a connecting Saturday bus service operates between Swanson and Waitakere.
Trains run every half hour on weekends and the connecting services run hourly.
The next stage of the electric train roll-out will see some additional electric trains being progressed into service weekdays on the Southern and Western Lines.