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Blues - 2019 Investec Super Rugby Season Blues - 2019 Investec Super Rugby Season

Travel on trains, NX1 and the Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga special event bus to Eden Park is included with your match ticket.

Date Match Kick-off
Saturday 9 March 2019 Blues vs Sunwolves *note this match is at QBE Stadium 7:35pm
Friday 22 March 2019 Blues vs Highlanders 7:35pm
Saturday 30 March 2019 Blues vs Stormers 7:35pm
Saturday 6 April 2019 Blues vs Warratahs 7:35pm
Friday 10 May 2019 Blues vs Hurricanes 7:35pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 Blues vs Chiefs 7:35pm
Friday 31 May 2019 Blues vs Bulls 7:35pm

There are changes to the transport options for the Blues Season this year. The Takapuna, Newmarket and North Shore to Eden Park special event buses are no longer running.

If you’re coming from the North Shore you can catch the NX1 from a Busway Station (excludes Hibiscus Coast) and transfer to a train at Britomart to Kingsland Station. For travel from Newmarket catch the train to Kingsland Station.


Bus

Travel is included with your match ticket on the Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga special event bus and on NX1 services. 

Travel included with your match ticket on the NX1 service begins at 4:35pm and is operated by Ritchies. Please use the Journey Planner to plan your journey.

For all Eden Park 7:35pm kick-off games:

Bus Route

 

Departure Times to/from Eden Park

Departure Point

Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga

Operated by Howick & Eastern

TO

Departing Manukau at 6pm, 6:15pm, 6:30pm

Departing Botany at 6:15pm, 6:30pm, 6:45pm

Departing Pakuranga at 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7pm

Manukau Bus Stop Location:  Existing Bus Stop, Manukau City Centre (Leyton Way, Stop 6920)

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

Pakuranga Bus Stop Location:  Existing Bus Stop,  Pakuranga Plaza (Stop, 6060 outside Farmers)

FROM

 

For 1 hour post Match or until crowd cleared (approx. 9:15-10:15pm)

Eden Park Bus Hub

Mobility shuttle for QBE Stadium game only:

Bus Route

 

Departure Times to/from QBE Stadium

Departure Point

Mobility Shuttle

Operated by:

Supercare4u

TO

From 4:35pm until 7:30pm

Albany Bus Station (Platform TBC)

FROM

 

For 1 hour post Match or until crowd cleared (approx. 9:15 to 10:15pm)

From QBE Stadium (location TBC)


NX2 service is operated by Tranzurban. This service is included with your match ticket for the QBE match only and begins at 4:35pm. Please use the Journey Planner to plan your journey.


Train

Travel by train to Britomart station, and connect to a Northern Express service, or use the Journey Planner to plan your journey.


Post event: You may experience delays between trains when transferring to another line. We recommend checking the timetables and planning your journey to and from events in advance.
Travel with your match ticket on rail starts at 4:35pm and ends at the finish of services that evening. Some games may have additional rail services operating to assist with demand.

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


Ferry

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


Terms and conditions

  • Travel included with your ticket applies only to train, NX1 and Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga special event bus services to and from Eden Park for the Blues Rugby matches on 16 February, 22 March, 30 March, 6 April, 10 May, 18 May, 31 May 2019
  • Travel included with your ticket applies only to train, NX1 & NX2 services to and from QBE Stadium for the Blues Rugby match on 9 March 2019
  • Travel included with your ticket on trains and Northern Express Services starts at 4:35pm.
  • Bus travel included with your ticket is ONLY available on NX1 and Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga special event bus services.
  • Travel included with your ticket on Manukau/Botany/Pakuranga special event bus services depart approx. 2 hours prior to event at set times, see timetable for details.
  • To use travel included with your ticket on specified transport services you must show your valid pre-purchased ticket entitling you to entry to the relevant Blues Match at Eden Park/QBE Stadium on the 16 February, 9 March, 22 March, 30 March, 6 April, 10 May, 18 May, 31 May 2019
  • Ticket receipts are not acceptable.
  • Tickets must be retained to show for return travel after the match, otherwise normal fares will apply.
  • If you do not show your valid match ticket normal fares apply for regular train services.
  • While all effort has been made to cater for expected demand on specified transport services, 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.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply


Published 24 January 2019 | Last updated 18 February 2019
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change