Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


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:

Bus 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


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election