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Extra public transport services during strike

Extra public transport services for duration of strike

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and public transport operators continue to work together to offer relief during Stagecoach’s six day strike.

Yesterday ARTA announced a number of extra bus and train services along key transport routes in recognition of the inconvenience caused to passengers and to help alleviate the pressure on the regions roading network.

Details of all relief services are available by contacting Rideline on 09 366 6400 or www.rideline.co.nz

Starting tomorrow (Friday) ARTA and Ritchies are adding further high frequency morning and evening weekday peak services between New Lynn and Britomart Transport Centre.

Ritchies will be also be extending the hours of the service between the Civic Centre and Mt Roskill shops on Friday night in light of the Auckland Blues vs Wellington Hurricanes Super 12 rugby game at Eden Park. The service will continue until 9:45pm on Friday night only.

Connex Auckland will also be running special event services to and from Kingsland station for Friday's Super 12 game.

Passengers can catch regularly scheduled services to the game from the Southern, Eastern and Western train lines.

Special services after the game will run from Kingsland station to Waitakere, Henderson, Britomart, Otahuhu via the waterfront, and Papakura.

Passengers are encouraged to travel early to the game to avoid delays that may result from increased passenger numbers during the Stagecoach bus strike.

Connex Auckland continues to run increased frequency off-peak services on the Western Line, and extra peak services between Otahuhu – Britomart and New Lynn - Britomart.

A normal train timetable with additional capacity will run across the rail network on Saturday. This means that trains will have extra carriages wherever they are available.

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New Strike Relief Services – starting Friday 6 May

New Lynn Transport Centre to Britomart Transport Centre (Ritchies) Will leave New Lynn (Platform 1A) and travel to Britomart (D3) via Memorial Drive, Great North Rd, Karangahape Rd, Pitt St, Vincent St, Albert St and Customs St. This is a weekday morning peak service, running every 15 minutes between 6.45am and 8.45am. Britomart Transport Centre to New Lynn Transport Centre (Ritchies) Will leave Britomart Transport Centre (D3) and travel to New Lynn Transport Centre via Quay St, Lower Albert St, Mayoral Drive, Vincent St, Pitt St, Karangahape Rd, Great North Rd and Memorial Drive. This is a weekday afternoon peak service, running every 15 minutes between 4.30pm and 6.30pm

Strike Relief Services – implemented Thursday 5 May

Between Takapuna Transport Centre & Downtown Auckland (Birkenhead Transport) Limited bus service from Takapuna Transport Centre to Downtown Auckland between 9am to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 9pm on weekdays. Limited bus service from Takapuna Transport Centre to Downtown Auckland between 8am to 6:30pm on weekends.

Between Mt Roskill Shops & Britomart Transport Centre (Ritchies) Limited bus service from Mt Roskill Shops to Civic Centre (via Dominion Road) between 7am to 7:30pm on weekdays. Limited bus service from Mt Roskill Shops to Civic Centre (via Dominion Road) between 8:30am to 5pm on weekends. Services in both directions extended to 9:45pm on Friday 6 May for Auckland Blues vs Wellington Hurricanes Super 12 game at Eden Park

Between Swanson Railway Station & Henderson Transport Centre (Ritchies) Limited bus service from Swanson railway station to Henderson Transport Centre between 6:20am to 6:30pm on weekdays. Limited bus service from Swanson railway station to Henderson Transport Centre between 8am to 5pm on weekends.

Howick and Eastern Existing express services will stop at all stops on request

Urban Express Existing Green Bay express services will stop at all stops on request

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