Strike action scheduled for next week involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

However, drivers will meet on Tuesday (24 April) to ratify the settlement to the dispute. This meeting means NZ Bus services will be cancelled after morning peak. Services on Tuesday will be disrupted between 9:30am and 2:30pm, some services immediately before or after this could also be affected.

Bus services run by other operators are not affected and train and ferry services will run as usual on Tuesday.

Auckland Transport would like to thank our customers for their patience.

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Auckland Transport

Future works on the Auckland rail network 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 on weekends and public holidays when there are fewer people travelling.

During these planned closures, replacement buses and special timetables will operate.

Note: Please be advised, replacement buses do not stop at Parnell Station or Meadowbank Station.

Upcoming closures

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

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018

  • Southern Line - Trains will operate between Otahuhu and Newmarket. Buses will replace trains from Britomart to Newmarket and from Otahuhu to Manukau/Pukekohe.
  • Western Line - Trains will operate between Swanson and Newmarket. Buses replace trains between Newmarket and Britomart.
  • Eastern Line -  Trains will operate between Britomart and Otahuhu. Buses will replace trains between Otahuhu and Manukau.
  • Onehunga Line - Trains will operate between Onehunga and Newmarket. Buses will replace trains between Newmarket and Britomart.

Reason for line closure: Newmarket to Britomart is closed for maintenance to Sarawia Street crossing. Southern line between Otahuhu and Pukehohe is closed for Takanini Motorway widening, formation and track work and station upgrades to Takanini and Te Mahia stations.

View the Southern, Eastern, and Onehunga Line timetable for Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May 2018 (467KB).
View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May (460KB).

Queen's Birthday Weekend - Saturday 2 to Monday 4 June 2018

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

Reason for line closure: Newmarket to Britomart is closed for maintenance to Sarawia Street crossing. Southern line between Puhinui and Pukehohe is closed for Takanini Motorway widening. Western line is closed for Cycleway and level crossing upgrades.

Please check back for the timetable.

More information on rail maintenance

  • We try to do most work at night:
    • There are some types of major construction or maintenance work that cannot be completed during these hours.
  • Some upgrades can only be done by day:
    • As it would be unsafe during darkness, or the work would be too noisy for nearby residents.
  • During rail closures:
    • Sections of track may be lifted and repaired or replaced.
    • Structural maintenance may be completed on rail bridges, tunnels or platforms.
    • The work may involve major utilities crossing the rail corridor.
    • Overhead power supply for the electric trains is shut down for everyone's safety.
  • The best time to do rail maintenance:
    • Repairs and maintenance are generally scheduled for times when the fewest passengers will be travelling.
  • Replacement buses are provided to get you where you need to go.

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


Last updated 18 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change.