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

Media Release: Buses Replace Trains

Media Release: Buses Replace Trains
Last reviewed: 4/04/2011 2:40 p.m.

Buses will replace some trains over the weekend

11 February 2011

Buses will replace trains on the Onehunga Line and from Otahuhu to Britomart on the Southern and Eastern Lines this weekend.

The closures are necessary to allow KiwiRail and Auckland Transport to continue upgrading the rail network and prepare it for electrification.

Buses replacing trains Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 February

  • Eastern Line: Britomart to Otahuhu (via Glen Innes and Sylvia Park)
  • Southern Line: Britomart to Otahuhu (via Newmarket)
  • Onehunga Line: Britomart to Onehunga.

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

Auckland Transport and KiwiRail understand replacing buses with trains causes some disruption and work hard to minimise the impacts wherever possible.

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.

Following this weekend, the next rail line closures will be on the weekend of 26 and 27 February on the Onehunga Line and the Southern Line from Otahuhu to Britomart.

For more details on the upgrade of the rail network visit www.kiwirail.co.nz .