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Buses replace some trains - 7 and 8 December Buses replace some trains - 7 and 8 December

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 are shown in the Journey Planner and AT Mobile app as bus services. 


Line closures - Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019

Buses will replace trains on the Eastern line between Britomart and Otahuhu. All other lines will operate to a normal weekend timetable.

Eastern line

  • Buses will replace trains between Britomart and Otahuhu.
  • Trains will operate between Otahuhu and Manukau.

View the Eastern line timetable for Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December 2019 (PDF 2MB)

Western line

  • Trains will operate as normal on Saturday 7 December.
  • Trains will operate to a temporary special timetable until 7:40pm on Sunday 8 December.

 View the temporary Western Line train timetable for Sunday 8 December 2019 (PDF 63KB)

Southern line

  • Trains will operate as normal.

Onehunga line

  • Trains will operate as normal.

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

Reason for line closure: Eastern line partially closed for track work including The Strand.


Replacement buses

Rail replacement bus services 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 2 December 2019 | Last updated 5 December 2019
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change