Planned Rail Closures Planned Rail Closures

We're continuing to upgrade Auckland's rail network. This means that there are times when trains won't be running. During these rail closures, we'll replace train services with buses.


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Travelling during rail closures

You can use Journey Planner and the AT Mobile app to find other ways to travel when trains are not running.

Plan your journey

Rail replacement buses show up in the AT mobile app as bus services (not trains) and use the following names:

Rail Bus EasternRBE: Rail Bus Eastern
Rail Bus SouthernRBS: Rail Bus Southern
Rail Bus OnehungaRBO: Rail Bus Ōnehunga
Rail Bus WesternRBW: Rail Bus Western

You can use all valid train tickets and passes to travel on rail replacement buses.

Buses cannot carry bikes, scooters, or large personal items.


Upcoming rail closures

Upcoming rail closures section last updated: Thursday 11 July 2024

Waitematā Station platform changes

From Monday 22 July to 04 August, there will be temporary service changes to the Western line and some platforms will be closed at Waitemata Station to allow for CRL works. For more information, visit the Waitematā Station platform changes page.

Western Line weekend closures

From mid July until Labour weekend, our partners are building new power feeds to supply the Auckland rail network. There will be some weekends when trains will not run on parts of the Western Line. Rail bus timetables can be found below.

July 2024

Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 8 to Thursday 11 July 2024 

Saturday 13 July 2024 (All Blacks v England)

  • Eastern Line – Additional train services operating in the evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Manukau.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 13 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Additional train services operating in the evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Papakura.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 13 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Morningside between 21:30 and 22:30.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 13 July 2024

Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Sunday 14 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Sunday 14 July 2024

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024

Friday 19 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Friday 19 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Friday 19 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Friday 19 July 2024

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Manukau all day.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Papakura all day.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson all day.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains between Newmarket and Onehunga all day.

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

  • Puhinui Express – Express services operate between Waitematā (Britomart) and Puhinui via Newmarket all day.

View the Puhinui Express timetable for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2024

Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July 2024

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Manukau.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains between Ōtāhuhu and Papakura.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains between Newmarket and Onehunga (Sunday only).

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Sunday 28 July 2024

  • Puhinui Express – Express services operate between Waitematā (Britomart) and Puhinui via Newmarket.

View the Puhinui Express timetable for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July 2024

August 2024

Friday 2 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Friday 2 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Ōtāhuhu.

View the Southern Line timetable for Friday 2 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson.

View the Western Line timetable for Friday 2 August 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Newmarket and Onehunga.

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Friday 2 August 2024

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Manukau.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Papakura.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Newmarket and Onehunga.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

  • Puhinui Express – Express services operate between Waitematā (Britomart) and Puhinui via Newmarket.

View the Puhinui Express timetable for Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August 2024

Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 5 to Thursday 8 August 2024

Friday 9 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Friday 9 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Ōtāhuhu.

View the Southern Line timetable for Friday 9 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson.

View the Western Line timetable for Friday 9 August 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Newmarket and Onehunga.

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Friday 9 August 2024 

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Manukau.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Papakura.

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Swanson.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Onehunga Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Newmarket and Onehunga.

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

  • Puhinui Express – Express services operate between Waitematā (Britomart) and Puhinui via Newmarket.

View the Puhinui Express timetable for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August 2024

Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August 2024

  • Eastern Line – Buses replace trains between Waitematā (Britomart) and Panmure.

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains from late evening between Waitematā (Britomart) and Newmarket.

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 12 to Thursday 15 August 2024

 

About our rail maintenance work

Sometimes, we need to close rail lines to perform important maintenance work. This is so we can keep everyone safe.

We might need to:

  • Lift, repair, or replace sections of the track.
  • Shut down overhead power supplies for electric trains.
  • Maintain structures like bridges, tunnels, and platforms.
  • Move equipment, tools, and supplies across rail lines.

We try to do most work at night. We try to schedule work for when the fewest passengers are traveling.
But we sometimes have to do work during the day. These upgrades may be too unsafe to do in the dark or too noisy for people living nearby.
When we close rail services, we provide rail replacement buses so you can get where you need to go.
These buses follow the same lines as the train services they're replacing.


More information on rail closures

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