We’ve got a huge weekend ahead in Auckland with a number of major events on. If you’re heading to events like the cricket, The Eagles, Pasifika, the Volvo Ocean Race Village or St Patrick’s Day Parade you will need to plan ahead because public transport and the roads will be busy.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
The cricket is back in Auckland on Saturday and public transport is the easiest way to get to Eden Park to see India take on Zimbabwe at 2pm. Travel on trains and special event buses is included with your match ticket from midday.
Travel on special event buses is included with your match ticket. Services operate to Eden Park from Auckland City Centre, Northern Busway stations, Takapuna, Manukau, Pakuranga, Botany, Newmarket and Mt Eden.
Full details on service times and pick-up and drop-off points are on our website and remember to keep your match ticket for the ride home.
Travel on trains from midday until the end of services after the match is included with your ticket. Extra trains will be provided on conclusion of the game until crowds clear, and remember to keep your match ticket for the ride home.
Additional trains will operate from the west with event trains terminating at Morningside Station, a short walk from Eden Park. A mobility shuttle will operate before and after the match for patrons between Morningside Station and Eden Park. After the match, Morningside is the station for passengers travelling west.
Extra trains will operate on the Southern and Eastern Lines to Britomart where you can transfer onto Western Line services to Kingsland Station. After the match, Kingsland will be the station to use for fans heading back to Britomart where you can transfer onto Eastern and Southern Line trains.
The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre; ferry passengers can easily change to a bus or train to get to Eden Park. Normal fares apply on the ferries.
Cycling and Walking
There is some bike parking at Eden Park and the ground is a comfortable 50 minute walk from Auckland’s city centre.
A fan trail will be operating from Queen Elizabeth Square to Eden Park.
During the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 there will be road closures and parking restrictions in the vicinity of Eden Park.
There will be some mobility parking available on Cricket Ave.
Travel on trains and special event buses to The Eagles at Mt Smart Stadium is included with your concert ticket from 3 hours prior to the event. The band is playing two sold-out nights on Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 5pm on Saturday and at 4.30 on Sunday. Again remember to keep your ticket for the trip home.
Included with your concert ticket is travel on special event buses direct to Mt Smart Stadium from the Northern Busway stations and Auckland City Centre (on Quay St near Queen Street) and return.
Additional trains will operate before and after the concert. All rail services will go into Penrose train station for this event, the station is a 10 to 15 minute walk from Mt Smart Stadium.
Pasifika Festival 2015
You can catch public transport to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and colours of the Pacific at Pasifika on Saturday and Sunday. The event has been moved to Hayman Park in Manukau which is next to the Manukau Station.
A number of services travel to Manukau city centre and then it’s a walk of about 15 minutes to Hayman Park. Normal fares/passes apply for bus travel.
Hayman Park is next to the Manukau train station on the Eastern Line. Normal fares/passes apply. A shuttle bus service will be available from Puhinui Station.
There are a number of other events on this weekend including the re-start of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday and the St Patricks Day parade.
The city will be busy, traffic will be heavy and there may be some disruptions and temporary road closures. Take it easy, plan your journey, check timetables and fares for the weekend online or phone 09 366 6400 to talk to our AT Contact Centre team.
Passengers are reminded that alcohol and drugs are not permitted for consumption on any of our public transport services.