The Rail and Maritime Trade Union (RMTU) has given notice of its intent to commence industrial action from Monday 26 February to Friday 16 March.

Auckland Transport and Transdev have developed a temporary timetable to minimise disruption and provide consistent rail services on these lines during this period.

Customers can expect Southern, Western and Eastern line weekday peak train services at 20-minute intervals, with inter-peak and off-peak services running as normal. Many trains on these services will run with six cars, which can hold 900 passengers, to help reduce impact.

Onehunga and Pukekohe weekday train services and weekend train services across all lines will remain on their usual timetable.

Ferry and bus services will operate as normal.

Read the media release: Temporary timetable on trains due to industrial action.

Auckland Transport

Penrose Station Penrose Station

Auckland Transport (AT) is extending the length of the platform at Penrose Station so longer trains can service the station for special events at Mt Smart Stadium.

Project status: Design/Construction.
Project zone: Central.

Project overview

We will extend the length of platform 3 at Penrose Station by 15 metres at the northwestern end and by 40 meters at the southwestern end.

The extension will allow 6-car trains to service the station when special events (like concerts) are held at nearby Mt Smart Stadium.

Other improvements to the station:

  • New staircase at the southwestern end of the platform.
  • New lighting, security measures (CCTV), and public announcement systems.
  • Widening the existing access ramp.

Trains will continue usual services to Penrose Station during construction. Find out more about construction timeframes.


  • Quicker clearance times for passengers.
  • Less crowding at the station.


$1.95 million.


Penrose Station rail platform extension map


We expect work to start in early January 2018 and take up to 12 weeks to complete (weather dependent).

We aim to complete the work before a series of major sell-out events in March 2018.

If construction is not completed in time for these events, we will erect temporary scaffold structures to extend the platform to allow the 6-car trains to service the station.

For more information on this project

Contact Auckland Transport