Show us your All Black v England ticket, ride free
ARTA Media Release
9 June 2008
_Show us your All Blacks v England ticket and ride the bus or train for free
Aucklanders heading to Eden Park on Saturday 14 June 2008 to see the All Blacks take on England can ride selected bus or train services to the game for free if they show their pre-purchased match ticket or Eden Park membership card*.
Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “Free train travel to the rugby is available on all train services operating on Saturday 14 June 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 Saturday bus replacements between Henderson and Waitakere will remain in place as ONTRACK continues completing track improvement works in preparation for the new rail timetable due to commence in July.
“Free bus travel is available on special bus services from Midtown, Albany Park and Ride (via all Northern Busway stations) and Takapuna station (Platform 1).
"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.”
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 5.00pm 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.
“All Blacks fans are advised to allow plenty of time for their arrival at Eden Park,” Mr Lambert says.
Rugby fans planning to use public transport to and from the All Blacks versus England game can get more information from MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or at www.maxx.co.nz
* Eden Park membership includes – ASB club lounge member and ground members only.
About special buses to Eden Park:
departure point / To / Departure times / Route
Albany Park and Ride (Platform 2B) / Eden Park / 5.00pm, 5.30pm and 6.00pm / Via all Northern Busway stations
Takapuna station (Platform 1) / Eden Park / 5.00pm and 5.45pm / Direct
Midtown (outside Civic Centre) / Eden Park / 5.00pm 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