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Take the bus or train... 2 easy ways to get to U2

Media release

Monday 20 November

Take the bus or train... 2 easy ways to get to U2

U2 fans heading to this weekend’s Vertigo tour concerts can avoid parking hassles and battling against the traffic by taking one of many special shuttle buses and trains, and regular services, to get to Mt Smart stadium and home again.

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority’s (ARTA) Acting General Manager, Infrastructure and Rail, Fergus Gammie says, “To help U2 fans get easily to and from the concerts we’re running frequent special bus and train services to Mt Smart Stadium. In addition to special services normal, scheduled bus and train services will also be running.

“Fans should allow plenty of time to get to the stadium in time for the concert, especially on Friday evening when they will be travelling with regular commuters.

Any fans planning to stay out late in Auckland’s CBD can take advantage of the Wellesley St based NiteRider late night bus services which operate on Friday and Saturdays between 1.00am – 3.00am and go to many destinations around the region and offer an excellent way to get home.

On Friday and Saturday regular bus and train services will run as usual. Special U2 shuttle buses will depart from Custom’s Street East in Auckland’s CBD between 3.00pm – 7.00pm returning to Albert Street and Britomart from Mt Smart’s Gate A on Maurice Road from 11.00pm – 12.00am. While special trains depart from Britomart to Penrose Station to get to the concert. Returning after the concert, the last train from Penrose departs to Papakura at 12.27am, Waitakere at 12.20am and Britomart at 1.00am.

For details on special and regular bus, train services to and from U2, ferries timetables, regional public transport and cycle maps visit www.maxx.co.nz or call the MAXX contact centre on (09) 366 6400 (passengers outside the Auckland free calling area can call MAXX on 0800 10 30 80) or go Britomart’s MAXX information kiosk.


For media inquiries please call:

Sharon Hunter, Communications Manager, Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) 09-379-4422 ext: 9074 or 021 545 230.

About U2 Concert goers public transport options

Special and regular train services

Special train services will be operating to and from Penrose train station timetables for Friday and Saturday are available from www.maxx.co.nz.

Britomart to Penrose fare $3.30 one-way. Normal fares apply from all other stations.

Mt Smart Stadium is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Penrose train station, the walk to the stadium is clearly signed.

Special shuttles - approximately every 15 minutes, fares are $5 each way or $10 return*

To Mt Smart from the CBD:
Leaving from Customs St East stop D19 (outside Citibank Building) between 3pm and 7pm Friday and Saturday.

To Auckland’s CBD (to Albert St stop M10 and Britomart stop D7):
After the concert a continuous bus service will depart from Gate A (main gate) on Maurice Road between 11pm and 12am.

*Buses will drop return leg passengers at a different stop to the initial departure point

Normal scheduled services - fares are $4 one-way

To Mt Smart from the CBD:

- 392 buses leave from Midtown Auckland (stop M6) in Victoria St East - get off at Station Road

- 428 to 474 buses leave from Downtown Auckland (stop D17) in Customs St East - get off on Great South Road by Penrose train station.

NiteRider services

Operating between 1am and 3am, NiteRider provides you with a safe, convenient and cost effective way to get home from the central city late at night.


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