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Revised Western Line timetable for five weekends

ARTA Media Release
12 August 2008


Revised Western Line timetable for the next five weekends

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) advises that a revised timetable will be operating on the Western Line on Sunday 17, 24 and 31 August, and 7 and 14 September, and on Saturday 13 September 2008.

ARTA's General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “The bus replacement services support continuing work on the development of Auckland's rail network by ARTA and ONTRACK. The work being undertaken over the next five weekends includes ONTRACK’s ongoing construction of a new bridge and preparation to lay a new track at Whau Creek as part of the duplication of the Western Line.”

To allow for this work to take place, bus replacements between Avondale and New Lynn will be in place on Sunday 17, 24 and 31 August, and 7 and 14 September.

The RAIL BUS stops for these Sunday bus replacement services will be located at:
• New Lynn: Transport Centre, Platform 3 (directly outside the kiosk on the railside)
• Avondale: Rosebank Rd

On Saturday 13 September, a bus replacement service will be in place between Waitakere and Avondale.

The RAIL BUS stops for this bus replacement service will be located at:
• Waitakere: Township Rd
• Swanson: Swanson Rd
• Ranui: Ranui Station Rd
• Sturges Rd: Sturges Rd
• Henderson: Railside Ave
• Sunnyvale: Seymour Rd
• Glen Eden: West Coast Rd
• Fruitvale Rd: Arawa St
• New Lynn: Transport Centre, Platform 3 (directly outside the kiosk on the railside)
• Avondale: Rosebank Rd.

Where buses replace trains, normal train fares will apply for the entire journey.

Passengers are advised to check timetables carefully before travelling.

"We understand that the bus replacements may cause disruptions to passengers. The support and understanding of passengers while this important work is taking place is greatly appreciated,” Mr Lambert says.

For more information about the bus replacements on the Western Line call MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz

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