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Buses replace some trains 18-19 May 2013

Media release: 17 May 2013

Buses will replace all trains on the Southern, Eastern and Manukau lines this weekend.  
The Western Line and the Onehunga Line will remain open. 

Replacement rail bus services will be provided during the closure and special timetables will be in place for them. Buses will be marked Rail Bus. All valid tickets and passes currently accepted on trains can be used on rail bus replacements.

For full details go to or phone 09 366 6400. Details are also available at stations.

These closures are required to enable KiwiRail and Auckland Transport to carry out major works associated with the on-going upgrade and electrification of Auckland's rail network.

Please be aware that there may be minor delays to services next week to allow for the weekend works to settle in. 

For more details on the upgrade of the rail network visit