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Free bus or train ride for Blues versus Bulls

ARTA Media Release

25 March 2008

Free bus or train ride for Blues versus Bulls ticket holders

Rugby fans who pre-purchase their ticket to the Blues versus Bulls match on Saturday 29 March or present their Eden Park membership card can enjoy a free ride on selected buses and trains to Eden Park.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, "Rugby lovers just have to show their pre-purchased ticket or Eden Park membership card to ride for free on selected bus and train services to the Super 14 game on Saturday 29 March. Eden Park membership includes ASB

Free train travel to the game is available from all stations and on all train services operating on Saturday 29 March 2008 from 4.30pm until the close of service. Additional train services will be operating on all three lines to and from Kingsland train station, which is just five minutes' walk from Eden Park. Western Line passengers are reminded that the usual Saturday bus replacements between Henderson and Waitakere will be in place.

Free bus travel is available on special bus services from Midtown, Albany Park and Ride (via all Northern Busway stations) and Takapuna station.

 

"Please don't forget to show us your ticket or membership card, otherwise normal train fares and special bus fares – $2.00 each way for the Midtown shuttle bus and $5.00 each way for North Shore buses – apply. Remember to keep your ticket for the trip home,” Mr Lambert says.

In addition to these additional and regular train services and special bus services, several regular bus services will also take rugby fans to Eden Park. Free travel is not available on these buses. Normal bus fares from all stops 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 5.30pm as well as after the game, with services running approximately every 10 minutes. The shuttle bus travels 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.

"Passengers are advised to allow plenty of time for their arrival at Eden Park," says Mr Lambert.

For more information about public transport services to Eden Park call MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz

 

 

About special bus services to Eden Park:

 

Bus departure point

To

Departure times

Route

Albany Park and Ride

Eden Park

5.30pm and 6.00pm

Via all Northern Busway stations

Takapuna station

Eden Park

5.45pm

Direct

Midtown (outside Civic Centre)

Eden Park

5.30pm to 7.15pm

Continuous direct service

Eden Park

Albany Park and Ride

End of game

Via all Northern Busway stations

Eden Park

Takapuna Station

End of game

Direct

Eden Park

Midtown (outside Civic Centre)

End of game

Continuous direct service

 

 

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