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Future works on the Auckland rail network

In order to continue the upgrade of Auckland's rail network, there are times when trains will not operate. During these closures train services will be replaced by bus.


Upgrades on the rail network are generally undertaken at weekends and public holidays when there is usually fewer people travelling.

During these planned closures, replacement Rail Bus services and special timetables will operate.

Note: Please be advised, rail bus replacements do no stop at Parnell Station.

Upcoming closures

This is to allow for important improvements and maintenance work on the rail network.

Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May 2017

  • Buses will replace trains on the Eastern Line between Sylvia Park and Manukau and on the Southern Line between Penrose and Pukekohe.
  • Trains will operate on the Onehunga and Western Lines.

Please check back for the timetable.

Queen's Birthday weekend - Saturday 3 to Monday 5 June 2017

  • Buses will replace trains on the Eastern Line between Britomart and Panmure.
  • Trains will operate on the Southern Line between Britomart and Manukau, buses will then replace trains between Manukau and Pukekohe via Homai, Manurewa, Te Mahia, Takanini and Papakura.
  • Trains will operate on the Onehunga and Western Lines.

Please check back for the timetable.


Rail buses

For more information:

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


Last updated 18 April 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.