The Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU) has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March.

Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.

Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal. Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.

Onehunga and Pukekohe weekday train services and weekend train services across all lines will remain on their usual timetable.

Ferry and bus services will operate as normal.

Read the media release: Temporary timetable on trains due to industrial action.

Auckland Transport

Bus services and traffic disrupted by protests

Protesters against the TPP signing in central Auckland today have disrupted traffic at intersections and motorway entrances causing sporadic delays to bus services and traffic congestion in down town Auckland.

Auckland Transport has recommended caution when driving in the city and suggested motorists avoid the city during continuing protest activity.

Bus services to Britomart were disrupted for a time this afternoon and some buses were diverted to temporary bus stops in  surrounding streets.  

Combined with disruptions due to industrial action bus travellers should expect delays and possible diversions this afternoon.