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

Extra public transport for cricket fans at the World Cup Fanzone

The Black Caps play Australia in the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday 29 March and a Fanzone, which has been operating near Britomart in the CBD, has been expanded to cater for up to 3000 people. In response to the Fanzone increase, limited additional bus and ferry services are available from Britomart:

  • Northern Express bus services to the North Shore will depart after the last scheduled service at 10pm, every 15 minutes from 10.15pm to 1.30am from outside Britomart.
  • Limited bus shuttle services operating to railway stations along the Eastern, Southern, Western and Onehunga Lines between 11pm and 1.30am from Lower Queen Street, approximately every 30 minutes.
  • Additional Devonport ferry services will operate between 10pm and 12.30am from Downtown to Devonport, on-demand.

All other public transport services will finish as per scheduled timetables. Public transport messaging will occur during the match on the Fanzone screens reminding attendees of the last scheduled services to depart the CBD:

  • Southern Line: last train departing Britomart is 9.28pm.
  • Onehunga Line: last train departing Britomart is 9.45pm.
  • Eastern Line: last train departing Britomart 10.17pm.
  • Western Line: last train departing Britomart is 10.24pm.

If you are traveling to the CBD, plan your trip in advance. See Bus, train, ferry for more information.