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Free ride for NZ Maori v Tonga ticket holders

ARTA Media Release
4 June 2008

_Free bus or train ride for NZ Maori versus Tonga ticket holders

On Saturday 7 June, Aucklanders heading to the NZ Maori versus Tonga game at North Harbour Stadium can ride selected buses and trains for free if they pre-purchase their match ticket for the game, which kicks off at 4.35pm.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, "To ride for free on selected bus and train services you must show the driver your pre-purchased ticket for the NZ Maori versus Tonga game at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday 7 June 2008.

“Free train travel to the game applies to trains from all stations and on all lines to Britomart between 1.30pm and 4.30pm and between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on 7 June 2008.

"Free bus travel applies to regular Northern Express bus services departing Britomart for Albany Park and Ride (travelling via all Northern Busway stations) between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 7 June. Northern Express bus services depart Britomart for Albany Park and Ride every 10 minutes so there are plenty of options to get you there.”

Passengers can connect between Albany Park and Ride and North Harbour Stadium using the free shuttle that will operate continuously between Albany Park and Ride and North Harbour Stadium between 2.30pm and 5.00pm. Return shuttle bus services start at the end of the game and will operate continuously between North Harbour Stadium and Albany Park and Ride.

After the game, special buses will depart from North Harbour Stadium for Britomart, travelling via all Northern Busway stations.

"Please don't forget to show your ticket, otherwise normal fares will apply for all train services and the Northern Express buses, and a fare of $1 each way will apply for travel on the shuttle bus between Albany Park and Ride and North Harbour Stadium. Don't forget to keep your ticket for the return journey,"Mr Lambert says.

For more information about public transport services to the NZ Maori versus Tonga game call MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz


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