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Buses replace some trains - 21 and 22 September Buses replace some trains - 21 and 22 September

There are times when trains will not operate on the Auckland rail network due to maintenance, services will be replaced by a rail bus.


Rail replacement bus services for Sunday 22 September are shown in the Journey Planner and AT Mobile app as bus services. Rail bus services will not show in the Journey Planner for Saturday 21 September.


Line closures - Saturday 21 September 2019

Buses will replace trains on the Western line for daylight track inspections until 7pm. Eastern line, Southern line and Onehunga line services will operate to a normal weekend timetable.

Western line

  • Buses will replace trains from Britomart to Swanson until 7pm. A 30 minute timetable will resume after 7pm.

Southern line

  • Trains will operate as normal. 

Eastern line

  • Trains will operate as normal. 

Onehunga line

  • Trains will operate as normal. 

Rail bus services will not show in the Journey Planner for Saturday 21 September.

View the Western line timetable for Saturday 21 September 2019 (PDF 2MB)

Reason for line closure: The Western line is closed for track maintenance. 

Line closures - Sunday 22 September 2019

Buses will replace trains on the Eastern line for daylight track inspections from Britomart to Otahuhu until 7pm. Western line, Southern line and Onehunga line services will operate to a normal weekend timetable.

Southern line

  • Trains will operate as normal. 

Eastern line

  • Buses will replace trains between Britomart and Otahuhu until 7pm. A 30 minute timetable will resume after 7pm.
  • Trains will operate between Otahuhu and Manukau.

Onehunga line

  • Trains will operate as normal. 

Western line

  • Trains will operate as normal.

Rail bus services also show in Journey Planner as bus services.

View the Eastern line timetable for Sunday 22 September 2019 (PDF 2MB)

Reason for line closure: The Eastern line is closed for track maintenance. 


Replacement buses

Rail replacement bus services for Sunday 22 September are shown in the Journey Planner and AT Mobile app as bus services. They will have the route codes RBS, RBW, RBO, RBE for Rail Bus Southern, Rail Bus Western, Rail Bus Onehunga and Rail Bus Eastern. All valid tickets and passes currently accepted on trains will be accepted on rail bus replacements.

For more information on rail bus services and rail bus stop locations visit Bus replacements or Train station maps.

Please note: Buses cannot accommodate bikes, scooters or large personal items.


Published 10 September 2019 | Last updated 12 September 2019
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change