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Free bus or train ride to Eden Park for Super 14

ARTA Media Release
8 April 2008

Free bus or train ride to Eden Park for Super 14 fans

Super 14 supporters who pre-purchase their ticket to the Blues versus Brumbies match on Saturday 12 April or present their Eden Park membership card can ride the bus or train to Eden Park for free.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, "To ride for free on selected bus and train services to the Super 14 game on Saturday 12 April rugby fans just have to show their pre-purchased ticket or Eden Park membership card. Eden Park membership includes ASB Club Lounge members and Eden Park Ground members.”

Free train travel to the Blues v Brumbies game is available from all stations and on all train services operating on Saturday 12 April 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 remember to show us your rugby ticket or Eden Park 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. Don’t forget to keep your ticket for the trip home", Mr Lambert says.

In addition to these additional and regular train services and special bus services, rugby fans can also catch one of several regular bus services operating 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.

"Super 14 fans are advised to allow plenty of time for their arrival at Eden Park," says Mr Lambert.

To find out more 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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