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Free ride for Blues v Hurricanes ticket holders

ARTA Media Release

14 May 2008

Free bus or train ride for Blues versus Hurricanes ticket holders

Rugby fans heading to the Blues versus Hurricanes game on Friday 16 May 2008 can ride selected buses and trains to Eden Park for free if they show their pre-purchased Super 14 game ticket or present their Eden Park membership card*.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “Free train travel applies from all stations and on all train services operating on Friday 16 May 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.

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


“Super 14 fans are advised to allow plenty of time for their arrival at Eden Park, especially since travel to the game will coincide with passengers returning home from work.

 

“Please remember to show us your Super 14 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,” says Mr Lambert.

 

In addition to these additional and regular train services and special bus services, several regular bus services will take rugby 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 operates before the game from 5.00pm 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.

Aucklanders planning to use public transport to and from the Super 14 game can get more information from MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or at www.maxx.co.nz

For additional information on the Blues games at Eden Park visit www.edenpark.co.nz or www.theblues.co.nz

* Eden Park membership includes ASB Club Lounge members and Eden Park Ground members.

 

About special bus services to Eden Park:

 

Bus departure point

To

Departure times

Route

Albany Park and Ride

Eden Park

5.30pm & 6.00pm

Via all Northern Busway stations

Takapuna station

Eden Park

5.45pm

Direct

Midtown (outside Civic Centre)

Eden Park

5.30pm-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
-ends-

 


 

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