Auckland Transport

Christmas shopping by train

Auckland Transport has launched a pre-christmas awareness campaign highlighting the ease in which shoppers can access major shopping precincts around Auckland by train.

The "Shopping Adventures by Train" advertising directs Christmas shoppers to retail centres at downtown Auckland, New Lynn, Manukau, Sylvia Park, Onehunga, Newmarket and Henderson. Emphasis is given to the ease of travel, relief from parking hassles, and convenient travel times.

New train schedules with more trains, more frequently start on December 8 and shoppers are encouraged to make good use of rail both during the week and at weekends.

Although trains will not be running on some lines for up to two weeks from Christmas, buses will replace trains until 4 January on most lines, and until 11 January on Western lines, offering shoppers the same ease of access to major shopping centres for Boxing Day and other sales.