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Opening Ceremony

Travel to the World Masters Games 2017 Opening Ceremony at Eden Park on trains and special event bus services is free for all registered World Masters Games participants.

Date: Friday 21 April 2017
Time: 7.30pm (Gates open 5.30pm)
Place:
Eden Park

Travelling to the World Masters Games 2017 Opening Ceremony on Friday 21 April will mean travelling during peak evening traffic and when public transport is at its busiest. Plan your travel in advance and allow extra time.


Bus

Special event buses will operate to Eden Park from the city centre, Northern Busway stations, Manukau, Pakuranga, Botany, Newmarket and Mt Eden, and return.

Special event buses:

Bus Route Departure times to/from Eden Park Departure Point

Northern Busway stations

(operated by Ritchies Murphy's Transport Solution)

To

4.30pm to 6.30pm every 10 minutes or until crowd has cleared

Albany Platform 2B (stop 4228)
Constellation Platform 2 (stop 4222)
Sunnynook Platform 2 (stop 3219)
Smales Farm Platform 2 (stop 3360)
Akoranga Platform 2 (stop 4065)

From

8.30pm to 10pm (until crowd has cleared)

Eden Park Transport Hub bays 7-12

Manukau, Botany, Pakuranga

(operated by Howick and Eastern)

To

4.30pm to 6.30pm every 15 minutes or until crowd has cleared

Manukau City Centre, Leyton Way, Platform A (stop 6920)
Botany Town Centre, Town Centre Dr, Platform A (stop 6231)
Pakuranga Plaza, Bramptom Ct, outside Farmers (stop 6060)

From

8.30pm to 10pm (until crowd has cleared)

Eden Park Transport Hub bays 1-3

Newmarket, Mt Eden

(Operated by Bayes Coachlines)

To

5pm to 6.30pm every 10 minutes or until crowd has cleared

Bus stop at 19 Remuera Rd (stop 7401)

Mt Eden Rd next to Enfield St near Mt Eden train station (stop 8502)
Mt Eden Village, 444 Mt Eden Rd (stop 8510)

*All existing stops on inbound route will be serviced by this event bus. Please hail the driver for travel. Passengers can also set down at any existing bus stop on outbound route.

From

8.30pm to 10pm (until crowd has cleared)

Eden Park Transport Hub bays 3-4

City Centre

(Operated by NZ Bus)

To

4.30pm to 6.30pm every 5 minutes or until crowd has cleared

Temporary stop at on Quay St, between Britomart Pl and Tangihua St

From

8.30pm to 10pm (until crowd has cleared)

Bus stop on New North Rd near the corner of Stormont Pl (stop 8208)

Train

Travel on the train is included with your World Masters Games 2017 Participation Accreditation and starts 3 hours before the start of the opening ceremony and finishes when services end that evening.

Note: You must show your World Masters Games 2017 Participation Accreditation for all travel on trains. If you do not present your World Masters Games 2017 Participation Accreditation, standard fares will apply.

Auckland Train Network March 2017 preview

Western Line

Additional trains will operate on the Western Line.

Some trains travelling from Swanson towards Britomart (from approximately 7pm onwards) will terminate at Morningside, from there it is a short walk to Eden Park. For those continuing their journey to Britomart, buses will replace trains from Morningside to Britomart.

After the ceremony, for passengers travelling West, trains will depart from Morningside station. For passengers travelling to Britomart in the city centre, trains will depart from Kingsland station stopping only via Mt Eden and Grafton (ie will not stop at Newmarket).

Please check the timetables carefully before you travel.

View the Western Line train timetable for Friday 21 April 2017 (PDF 434KB)

Southern and Eastern Line (including Onehunga)

When travelling on the Southern, Eastern and Onehunga Lines, you will need to change trains at either Britomart or Newmarket onto the Western Line trains to Kingsland.

After the ceremony, the additional trains for this event will depart from Kingsland station back to Britomart stopping only at Mt Eden and Grafton (ie will not stop at Newmarket). At Britomart passengers can then transfer onto Southern, Eastern and Onehunga Line trains.

Please check the timetables carefully for your connections before you travel.

View the Eastern Line train timetable (PDF 3.67MB)
View the Southern Line (including Onehunga Line) train timetable (PDF 1.78MB)


FerryDowntown Ferry Terminal map

The Downtown Ferry Terminal is next to the Britomart Transport Centre in Downtown Auckland. Ferry passengers can easily change to a train or special event bus from the City Centre on Quay St to Eden Park.

Normal fares/passes apply for ferry travel.

For scheduled services to and from the city please use the Journey Planner.


Terms and conditions

  • Free travel applies only to special event bus services and all trains services to and from Eden Park Stadium on Friday 21 April 2017 for the World Masters Games 2017 Opening Ceremony.
  • Free bus travel is ONLY available on special event bus services.
  • Free travel on trains starts from 3 hours prior to event start (4.30pm) and until the last train on Friday 21 April 2017.
  • Free travel on special event bus services starts from approximately 2 hour prior to start of show no later than 1.5 hours after the event concludes.
  • To ride for free on specified bus and train services you must show your World Masters Games 2017 Participant Accreditation entitling you to entry to the Opening Ceremony.
  • Accreditiation must be retained to show for return travel after the event, otherwise normal fares will apply.
  • 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 is NOT free for this event.
  • Standard terms and conditions of carriage apply


Published 13 April 2017 | Last updated 20 April 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change