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Show us Air NZ Cup ticket, catch bus, train free

ARTA Media Release
6 August 2008

Show us your Air New Zealand Cup ticket and catch the bus or train for free

Aucklanders heading to the Air New Zealand Cup game between Auckland and Taranaki on Sunday 10 August can ride selected buses and trains to Eden Park for free if they show their pre-purchased game ticket or present their Eden Park membership card*.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “Free bus travel is available on special bus services from Midtown (outside the Civic Centre on Queen Street), Albany Park and Ride (via all Northern Busway stations) and Takapuna station (Platform 1).

“Free train travel applies from all stations and on all train services operating on Sunday 10 August between 11.35am and 7.30pm. 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.

“Please remember to show us your Air New Zealand Cup 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, 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.

“Rugby fans are advised to allow plenty of time for their arrival at Eden Park,” Mr Lambert says.

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

Special bus services to Eden Park:

Bus departure pointBus departure point from Eden ParkDeparture timesRoute
Albany Park and Ride
(Platform 2B)
Sandringham Road between Reimers Avenue and Ward TerraceTo the game:
Albany Station 1.00pm
Constellation 1.05pm
Sunnynook 1.07pm
Smales Farm 1.09pm
Akoranga 1.12pm
From the game:
End of match
Via all Northern Busway stations (at the times indicated)
Takapuna Transport Centre (Platform 1)Sandringham Road between Reimers Avenue and Ward TerraceTo the game:
From the game:
End of match
Midtown Shuttle Bus
(Outside the Civic Centre on Queen Street)
Sandringham Road adjacent to Kingsland railway stationTo the game:
12.30pm to 2.10pm
From the game:
End of match
Continuous direct service (approximately every 5 minutes


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