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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 5 and Sunday 6 August 2017

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

View the Southern Line timetable for 5 & 6 August 2017 (PDF 451KB)

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August 2017

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

View the Southern Line timetable for 12 & 13 August 2017 (PDF 451KB)

Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017

  • Western Line- Trains will operate between Swanson and Britomart.
  • Eastern Line-  Buses will replace trains between Manukau and Panmure, trains will operate between Britomart and Sylvia Park.
  • Onehunga Line- Trains will operate between Onehunga and Britomart.
  • Southern Line- Buses will replace trains between Pukekohe and Penrose, trains will operate between Britomart and Penrose.

Please check back for the timetable.

Labour weekend - Saturday 21 to Monday 23 October 2017

  • Eastern Line-  Buses will replace trains between Manukau and Britomart.
  • Southern Line- Buses will replace trains between Manukau and Pukekohe, trains will operate between Britomart and Manukau.
  • Trains will operate on the Onehunga and Western Lines.

Please check back for the timetable.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November 2017

  • Western Line- Trains will operate between Swanson and Newmarket, buses replace trains between Newmarket/Grafton and Britomart.
  • Eastern Line-  Buses will replace trains between Manukau and Britomart.
  • Onehunga Line- Trains will operate between Onehunga and Newmarket, buses replace trains between Newmarket and Britomart.
  • Southern Line- Buses will replace trains between Manukau and Pukekohe, trains will operate between Newmarket and Manukau.

Please check back for the timetable.

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017

  • Southern Line- Buses will replace trains between Papakura and Pukekohe.
  • Trains will operate on all other lines.

Please check back for the timetable.


Rail buses

For more information:

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


Last updated 17 July 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.