Black Caps v Eng: ride train free with your ticket
ARTA Media Release
12 February 2008
Black Caps versus England at Eden Park – show us your game ticket and ride the train for free
Cricket fans who pre-purchase their tickets for the Black Caps versus England match and Eden Park card members will be able to ride for free from all train stations to Kingsland station, which is just five minutes' walk from Eden Park.
Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “Aucklanders heading to the cricket on Friday 15 February 2008 can ride the train for free by simply showing their Eden Park members card or pre-purchased ticket for this Friday’s ODI match at Eden Park. If you do not show your ticket or membership card normal train fares apply. Remember to retain your ticket for the trip home!”
Free train travel is valid on all lines and applies for travel on Friday 15 February 2008 between 12pm and 3pm, and after the end of the game to the very last train on 15 February.
Additional train services will operate between Britomart and Kingsland before the game. After the match, additional Western Line services will depart from Kingsland station to take fans home.
In addition to additional and regular train services, several regular bus services will take cricket fans to Eden Park. Free travel is not available on these buses. Normal bus fares from all stations apply.
Regular Dominion Road services (routes 25- and 26-) run approximately every 10 minutes from the St James stop on Queen Street.
Regular bus routes 23- and 24- run approximately every 15 minutes from Victoria Street West in the CBD to Sandringham Road by Eden Park.
Regular New North Rd services (routes 21- and 22-) run approximately every 15 minutes from Victoria Street West to Kingsland shops, a short walk to Eden Park.
The free Eden Park shuttle bus service runs before the game from 12pm as well as after the game, with services running approximately every 10 minutes. The shuttle bus travels in a loop from Eden Park Bus Park, via Reimers Ave, Sandringham Road, Balmoral Road, Mt Eden Road, New North Road, Sandringham Road and Reimers Ave back to Eden Park Bus Park.
“If you’re heading to the cricket, please allow plenty of time for your arrival at Eden Park,” says Mr Lambert.
For more information on public transport services to Eden Park call MAXX on 3666 400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz
To find out more about the Black Caps versus England ODI cricket match at Eden Park visit www.edenpark.co.nz