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

Bus stop closures and diversions due to Auckland Lantern Festival Bus stop closures and diversions due to Auckland Lantern Festival

Grafton Bridge and Park Road will be closed due to the Auckland Lantern Festival.

Date & time: Thursday 1 and Friday 2 March, 7.00pm to Midnight.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, 6.00pm to Midnight.
Place: Grafton Bridge, Park Road and all roads within the Auckland Domain.

Bus stops on Park Road near the Auckland Hospital and Grafton Station will be closed. All services usually travelling via Park Road will use Symonds Street during the closure. 

Find out about your public transport options to the Auckland Lantern Festival.


Detours are required for all bus services that travel via Grafton Bridge and Park Road. (70, InnerLink, 322, 505, 515, 525, 532, 595, and 625.)

The last 321 services will operate as normal.

Route 322 departing Britomart at 6.55pm will operate as normal. Thursdays 10:45pm & 11:15pm services from Britomart will follow the detour via Symonds Street and Khyber Pass Road.  

To City Centre From City Centre
Khyber Pass Road as normal Symonds Street as normal
Continue along Khyber Pass Road Continue along Symonds Street
Right to Symonds Street Left to Khyber Pass Road
Then as normal Then as normal

Bus stops closed

Stop closed Alternative stop
Auckland Hospital (1028)
  • For 625 please use Opp 369 Khyber Pass Road (7176)
  • For 70 please use Symonds Street Cemetery (7156) or Khyber Pass Road Opp McColl Street (8541)
  • For 322 (10:53pm and 11:23pm only) please use 110 Symonds Street (7159) or Opp 371 Khyber Pass Road (7178)
  • For all others please use Opp 369 Khyber Pass Road (7176) or Symonds Street Cemetery (7156)
Auckland Hospital (7228)
  • For InnerLink buses please use Karangahape Road near Symonds St (1069) or Khyber Pass Road Opp McColl Street (8541)
100 Park Road (7230)
  • For InnerLink and 70 buses please use Khyber Pass Road Opp McColl Street (8541)
  • For 625 please use Opp 369 Khyber Pass Road (7176)
Park Road opposite Auckland Hospital (7227)
  • For InnerLink please use Karangahape Road Outside Cemetery (1086) or 419 Khyber Pass Road (7177)
  • For all others please use 83 Symonds Street (7149) or 419 Khyber Pass Road (7177)
191 Park Road (7231)
  • For all services please use 419 Khyber Pass Road (7177)

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Published 31 January 2018 | Last updated 7 February 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change