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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.

Upcoming closures

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

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2017

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

View the Western Line rail bus timetable for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February (PDF 431KB)
View the Southern Line (including Onehunga Line) rail bus timetable for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February (PDF 497KB)

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April 2017

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

Please check back for the timetable.

Easter Weekend - Friday 14 to Monday 17 April 2017

  • Buses will replace trains on the Eastern Line between Britomart and Sylvia Park, on the Southern Line between Penrose and Pukekohe, and on the Western Line between Swanson and Britomart on Sunday 16 & Monday 17 April only.
  • Trains will operate on the Onehunga Line.
  • Trains will operate on the Western Line on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April.

Please check back for the timetable.

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 10 February 2017
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.