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

Buses replace trains 18-19 February

Auckland’s rail network will be closed this weekend to allow major works associated with the on-going upgrade of stations and electrification of the rail network.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2012

Full network closure: Buses replace all Auckland trains

Replacement rail bus services will be provided during the closure and special timetables will be in place. For full details go to www.maxx.co.nz. Details will also be available at stations.

The works include general track maintenance, mast installation for electrification, and platform work at Ellerslie and Papakura stations while continuing work on the Mountain Road bridge replacement in Panmure as part of the AMETI Panmure project. 

Given the significant amount of work to be done, closures on Auckland's rail network will be a regular occurrence for the foreseeable future. Works are generally scheduled to minimise disruption to peak-hour commuter services and carried out at weekends, public holidays and evenings when there are usually fewer people travelling.

Auckland Transport understands replacing buses with trains causes some disruption and works hard to minimise the impacts wherever possible while balancing project safety and efficiency.

Media release: Thursday 16 February 2012