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Buses replace some trains - October Buses replace some trains - October

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. 

Note: Dates are subject to change. 

Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020

  • Southern Line - Buses replace trains from Manukau to Pukekohe. Trains will operate from Manukau to Britomart every 20 minutes during the day.

View the Southern line timetable for Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Eastern Line - Trains will operate to a 20 minute timetable. Additional services will operate between Panmure and Britomart during the morning peak and afternoon peak to provide a 10 minute frequency.

View the Eastern line timetable for Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Western Line - Trains will operate to a 20 minute timetable. Additional services will operate during the morning peak and afternoon peak to provide a 10 minute frequency. 

View the Western line timetable for Tuesday 27 October to Friday 30 October 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Onehunga Line - Trains will operate to a 30 minute timetable.

View the Onehunga line timetable for Tuesday 27 October to Friday 20 October 2020 (PDF 2MB)

Note: During the week some lines will close in the early evening and there will be additional closures over weekends to assist in speeding up the maintenance programme.

Reason for line closure: KiwiRail track work.

Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2020

  • Southern Line - Buses replace trains between Manukau and Pukekohe. Trains will operate from Manukau to Britomart every 20 minutes during the day.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Western Line - Trains will every 20 minutes during the day. Buses will replace trains from 9pm on Sunday 1 November.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 31 October 2020 (PDF 2MB)
View the Western Line timetable for Sunday 1 November 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Eastern Line - Trains will operate every 20 minutes during the day.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2020 (PDF 2MB)

  • Onehunga Line - Buses will replace trains between Onehunga and Penrose, where customers can then transfer to a Southern Line service.

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2020 (PDF 2MB)

Reason for line closure: KiwiRail track work and CRL work.

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 29 September 2020 | Last updated 28 October 2020
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change