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MAXX to Christmas in the Park

ARTA Media Release
5 December 2007

MAXX to Christmas in the Park

On Saturday 8 December, Aucklanders heading to Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park in the Auckland Domain can avoid parking hassles and leave the car at home, as public transport services by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority will make it easy to celebrate Christmas early this year.

A shuttle bus from Britomart to the Auckland Domain will be operating every 15 minutes between 4.30pm and 8pm. The shuttle bus will depart the Auckland Domain for Britomart from 9.30pm until approximately 10.10pm when Christmas in the Park is scheduled to finish. The shuttle bus costs $2 each way (cash only). No concessionary fares/passes will be accepted on this special service.

Regular Link bus services will travel via Newmarket and Auckland Hospital every 10 to 15 minutes. A one-way ticket costs $1.60 and can be purchased on the bus.

Special buses will be operating from various parts of Auckland to the Domain.

Additional train services to Christmas in the Park will be operating. Passengers planning to use the train can travel to either Boston Road or Newmarket, as both are only a short walk from the Domain.

Western Line rail passengers are advised that the usual Saturday bus replacements between Henderson and Waitakere will be in place.

Passengers should allow plenty of time to get to the Domain in time for the show.

Aucklanders planning to take public transport services to and from Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park can get more information about regular and additional services to the Auckland Domain from MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or at www.maxx.co.nz


About special buses to the Auckland Domain

East Auckland

Bucklands Beach
Buses will depart from Bucklands Beach Primary School at 4.45pm, travelling via the normal 52 bus route to Pakuranga Plaza. The bus route goes via Eastern Beach, Half Moon Bay and Farm Cove.

Howick
Buses will depart from Millhouse Drive at 4.45pm, travelling via Whitford Rd, Paparoa Rd, Sandspit Rd, View Rd, Pah Rd to Cockle Bay (5.00pm), Howick Beach, Selwyn Rd, Picton St (5.05pm), and then to Pakuranga Plaza and Panmure. The last pick-up point is Panmure.

Buses will depart from the Auckland Domain after the concert to the above locations. Adult return tickets cost $10.00; child return tickets cost $8.00.

Panmure/Glen Innes/St Heliers/Tamaki Drive
005 buses will depart from Queens Rd, Panmure at 5.00pm, travelling via Tripoli Rd, Erima Ave, Pt England Rd, Apirana Ave and Glen Innes Centre (5.10pm), and then via Taniwha St, West Tamaki Rd, Crossfield Rd, Mount Taylor, Ashby Ave, St Heliers Bay Rd and St Heliers (5.25pm), then via Tamaki Drive, The Strand, Stanley St, Grafton Rd and Park Rd to the Domain. Buses will depart from the Domain after the concert to the above locations. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. Standard cash fares will apply.

North Shore/Hibiscus Coast

Northern Express
Buses will depart from Albany station (Platform 2B) every 30 minutes from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, travelling via Constellation station (rear of Platform 2) to the Auckland Domain.

Glenfield/Highbury
The 053 bus will depart from Glenfield shops at 5.30pm, travelling via Glenfield Rd, Birkenhead Ave and Onewa Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Glenfield/Marlborough/Northcote
Bus will depart from Glenfield Mall at 5.40pm, travelling via Chivalry Rd, Archers Rd, Chartwell Ave, Lingfield St, Blenheim St, Archers Rd, Beatrice Ave, Coronation Rd, Sunnybrae Rd, Northcote Rd, Lake Rd, Northcote shops, Exmouth Rd and Sylvan Ave to the Auckland Domain.

Hillcrest Ave/Northcote
Buses will depart from Hillcrest Ave at 5.30pm, travelling via Sylvia Rd, Eban Ave, Ocean View Rd, Raleigh Rd, Northcote shops, Exmouth Rd and Sylvan Ave to the Auckland Domain.

Takapuna
052 buses will depart from Takapuna at 5.30pm, travelling via Lake Road, Huron St, Burns Ave and Esmonde Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Torbay/East Coast Bays/Milford
050 buses will depart from Torbay at 5.00pm and 5.30pm, travelling via Beach Rd, Bute Rd, Clyde Rd, Browns Bay Rd, Beach Rd, Aberdeen Rd, East Coast Rd, Kitchener Rd, Hurstmere Rd, Anzac St, Lake Rd, Huron St, Burns Ave and Esmonde Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Torbay/East Coast Road/Forrest Hill
051 buses will depart from Torbay at 5.00pm, travelling via Beach Rd, County Rd, Awaruku Rd, Stredwick Dr, Marina Rd, Glamorgan Dr, Geoffrey Rd, Weatherly Rd, Deep Creek Rd, Firth Rd, Carlisle Rd, East Coast Rd, Forrest Hill Rd, Wairau Rd, Tahoroto Rd and Northcote Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Waiwera/Hatfields Beach/Orewa/Silverdale/Albany
The 081 bus will depart from Waiwera at 4.50pm, travelling via State Highway 1, West Hoe Rd, Orewa (5.00pm), Centreway Rd, State Highway, Silverdale (5.15pm), Upper Harbour Highway, Unsworth Dr, Albany Highway, Wairau Rd and Tristram Ave to the Auckland Domain.

Manly/Whangaparaoa/Red Beach/Silverdale/Albany
The 083 bus will depart from Gulf Harbour at 4.45pm, travelling via Gulf Harbour Dr, Shakespeare/Whangaparaoa Rd, Little Manly (5.00pm), Whangaparaoa Rd, Whangaparaoa Town Centre (5.05pm), Marallen Dr, Bay St, Red Beach Rd, State Highway 1 and Silverdale (5.25pm) to the Auckland Domain.

Buses will depart from the Domain after the concert to the above locations. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. Standard cash fares will apply.

South Auckland
Wiri Depot/Papatoetoe/Mangere/Onehunga
The 021 bus will depart from Wiri Depot at 5.15pm, travelling via Norman Spencer Dr, Puhinui Rd, Wallace Rd, Papatoetoe Town Hall (5.20pm), St George St, Station Rd, Buckland Rd East, Raglan St, Haddon St, Henwood Rd, Robertson Rd, Ashley Ave, Buckland Rd, Bader Dr, Mangere Town Centre (5.35pm), Elmdon St, Hall Ave, Walmsley Rd, Miller Rd, Mountain Rd, Coronation Rd, Rimu Rd, Mangere Bridge, Onehunga Mall, Selwyn St, Arthur St, Onehunga Transport Centre (5.45pm), Onehunga Mall, Trafalgar St, Manukau Rd, Alpers Ave, Gillies Ave, Khyber Pass Rd and Park Rd to the Auckland Domain. The bus will depart from the Auckland Domain after the concert to the above locations. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. Standard cash fares will apply.

West
Titirangi/Green Bay/Blockhouse Bay/White Swan Rd/Dominion Rd
The 011 bus will depart from Titirangi shops at 5.00pm, travelling via Titirangi Rd, Godley Rd, Green Bay (5.06pm), Portage Rd, Kinross St, Connell St, Connaught St, Gilfillian St, Blockhouse Bay (5.11pm), Blockhouse Bay Rd, Donovan St, White Swan (5.16pm), White Swan Rd, Richardson Rd, May Rd, Denbigh Ave, Dominion Rd, Roskill shops (5.22pm), View Rd, Esplanade Rd, Mt. Eden Rd, Boston Rd, Khyber Pass Rd and Park Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Larnoch/Henderson/New Lynn/Mt Albert/St Lukes
013 buses will depart from Swanson Depot at 5.00pm, travelling via Swanson Rd, Universal Dr, Rathgar Rd, Pomaria Rd, Lincoln Rd, Great North Rd, Henderson (5.10pm), New Lynn Transport Centre (5.25pm), Rosebank Rd, Blockhouse Bay Rd, New North Rd, St Lukes Rd, Sandringham Rd, New North Rd, Mt Eden Rd, Boston Rd, Khyber Pass Rd and Park Rd to the Auckland Domain.

Henderson/Glen Eden/New Lynn/Waterview
014 buses will depart from Henderson at 5.30pm, travelling via Railside Ave, Bruce McLaren Rd, Parrs Corner (5.35pm), Parrs Cross Rd, West Coast Rd, Rosier Rd, Glengarry Rd, Nadana Dr, Kashmir Rd, Withers Rd, Glendale Rd, West Coast Rd, Gt. North Rd and the New Lynn Transport Centre (5.55pm) to the Auckland Domain.

Buses will depart from the Auckland Domain after the concert to the above locations. Tickets can be purchased on the bus. Standard cash fares will apply.

ENDS

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