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.

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Travel on trains and special event buses is included with your match ticket.

Date Match Kick-off
Friday 2 March 2018 Blues v Chiefs 7.35pm
Saturday 31 March 2018 Blues v Sharks 7.35pm
Friday 20 April 2018 Blues v Highlanders 7.35pm
Saturday 28 April 2018 Blues v Jaguares 7.35pm
Friday 11 May 2018 Blues v Hurricanes 7.35pm
Saturday 19 May 2018 Blues v Crusaders 7.35pm
Saturday 2 June 2018 Blues v Rebels 5.15pm
Friday 29 June 2018 Blues v Reds 7.35pm

Bus

Travel is included with your match ticket on special event buses.

7.35pm games (not including Blues vs Rebels Saturday 2 June).

Departure times Departure Point

Northern Busway Stations

To 5.15pm - 6.45pm (approx. every 15 mins)
  • Albany Station Stop 28 (4228)
  • Constellation Station Stop 2 (4222)
  • Sunnynook Station Stop 2 (3219)
  • Smales Farm Station Stop 2 (3360)
  • Akoranga Station Stop 2 (4065)
  • Then directly to Eden Park
From For 1 hour post match or until crowd cleared (approx. 9.15pm - 10.15pm)

 Eden Park Bus Hub stopping at:

  • Akoranga Station Stop 1
  • Smales Farm Stop 1
  • Sunnynook Station Stop 1
  • Constellation Station Stop 3B
  • Albany Station
Manukau, Botany, and Pakuranga To

6.00pm, 6.15pm, and 6.30pm from Manukau

6.15pm, 6.30pm, and 6.45pm from Botany

6.30pm, 6.45pm, and 7.00pm from Pakuranga

Manukau Bus Stop Location: Leyton Way, Manukau Stop E (6920)

Botany Bus Stop Location: Main Bus Stop A, Botany Town Centre Drive (6231)

Pakuranga Bus Stop Location: Front Strop, outside Farmers, Pakuranga Plaze (6060)

From For 1 hour post match or until crowd cleared (approx. 9.15pm - 10.15pm)

Eden Park Bus Hub

Blues vs Rebels for Saturday 2 June.

Departure times Departure Point

Northern Busway Stations

To 2.55pm - 4.25pm (approx. every 15 mins)
  • Albany Station Stop 28 (4228)
  • Constellation Station Stop 2 (4222)
  • Sunnynook Station Stop 2 (3219)
  • Smales Farm Station Stop 2 (3360)
  • Akoranga Station Stop 2 (4065)
  • Then directly to Eden Park
From For 1 hour post match or until crowd cleared (approx. 6.55pm - 7.55pm)

 Eden Park Bus Hub stopping at:

  • Akoranga Station Stop 1
  • Smales Farm Stop 1
  • Sunnynook Station Stop 1
  • Constellation Station Stop 3B
  • Albany Station
Manukau, Botany, and Pakuranga To

3.40pm, 3.55pm, and 4.10pm from Manukau

3.55pm, 4.10pm, and 4.25pm from Botany

4.10pm, 4.25pm, and 4.40pm from Pakuranga

Manukau Bus Stop Location: Leyton Way, Manukau Stop E (6920)

Botany Bus Stop Location: Main Bus Stop A, Botany Town Centre Drive (6231)

Pakuranga Bus Stop Location: Front Strop, outside Farmers, Pakuranga Plaze (6060)

From For 1 hour post match or until crowd cleared (approx. 6.55pm - 7.55pm)

Eden Park Bus Hub


Train

Travel with your match ticket on rail starts 3 hours before kick-off and ends at the finish of services that evening. Some games may have additional rail services operating to assist with demand.  

Passengers must show event ticket for all rail travel on trains. Passengers who do not present their pre-purchased ticket will be charged regular fares.

Information regarding timetables to come soon.

Post event: You may experience delays between trains when transferring to another line. We recommend checking the timetables below and planning your journey to and from events in advance.


Ferry

Existing timetabled ferry services will operate. Normal fares and passes apply.

There are currently temporary departure points at the Downtown Ferry Terminal while seawall repair works are in place. Find out more about Downtown ferry departure changes.


Terms and conditions

  • Travel included with your game ticket on trains starts from 3 hours prior to kick-off and until the last train on all Blues matches 2018.
  • Free bus travel with your game ticket is only available on special event bus services.
  • Travel included with your game ticket on special event bus services starts approximately two hours prior to event, see timetable for details, and ends 1 hour post event.
  • To ride for free on specified bus and train services you must show your pre-purchased game ticket entitling you to entry to the game. Ticket receipts are not acceptable.
  • Tickets must be retained to show for return travel after the game, otherwise normal fares will apply.
  • If you do not show your valid match ticket normal fares apply for regular train services and Northern Express services.
  • While all effort has been made to cater for expected demand on trains and special event buses, space on these services is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed. Passengers will be boarded on a first come first served basis.
  • Auckland Transport accepts no liability whatsoever in relation to the provision of these services, including, but not limited to, any liability in relation to any delay of, or failure to provide, any services.
  • Travel on Ferries and normal bus services is NOT included with your game ticket for this event.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply.

Published 12 February 2018 | Last updated 26 February 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change