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.


King’s Birthday essential maintenance

From late evening 31 May to 03 June, buses will replace all trains on the network to allow for our partners to carry out essential maintenance and project works.

In addition, on Tuesday 04 to Thursday 06 June, buses will replace trains all day between Waitemata (Britomart) and Newmarket impacting the Southern and Western line.

For more information, please visit Kings Birthday Closures page.


Upcoming rail closures

Upcoming rail closures section last updated: 24 May 2024

May 2024

Monday 20 to Thursday 23 May 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 20 to Thursday 23 May 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 20 to Thursday 23 May 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 20 to Thursday 23 May 2024

Sunday 26 May 2024 

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Sunday 26 May 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Sunday 26 May 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Sunday 26 May 2024

Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May 2024

Friday 31 May 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Friday 31 May 2024

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

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Friday 31 May 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Friday 31 May 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Friday 31 May 2024

June 2024

Saturday 1 to Monday 3 June 2024 (King's Birthday Weekend)

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Saturday 1 June 2024

View the Eastern Line timetable for Sunday 2 to Monday 3 June May 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Saturday 1 June 2024

View the Southern Line timetable for Sunday 2 to Monday 3 June 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Saturday 1 June 2024

View the Western Line timetable for Sunday 2 to Monday 3 June 2024

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

View the Onehunga Line timetable for Saturday 1 to Monday 3 June 2024

  • Puhinui Express – Additional services will operate between Waitemata and Puhunui via Newmarket.

View the Puhinui Express timetable for Saturday 1 to Monday 3 June 2024

Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

  • Southern Line – Buses replace trains between Newmarket & Waitematā (Britomart) all day.

View the Southern Line timetable for Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

View the RBN timetable for Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

  • Western Line – Buses replace trains between Newmarket & Waitematā (Britomart) all day.

View the Western Line timetable for Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

View the RBN timetable for Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 June 2024

Sunday 9 June 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Sunday 9 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Sunday 9 May 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Sunday 9 May 2024

Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2024

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 2024

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

View the Eastern Line timetable for Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 2024

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

View the Southern Line timetable for Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 2024

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

View the Western Line timetable for Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 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.