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Free bus or train ride for Air New Zealand Cup

ARTA Media Release

19 August 2008

Free bus or train ride for Air New Zealand Cup ticketholders


On Saturday 23 August, rugby fans planning to watch the Air New Zealand Cup game between Auckland and Manawatu at Eden Park can ride selected buses and trains to the game 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 train travel applies from all stations and on all train services operating on Saturday 23 August between 11.35am and 7.30pm. Additional train services will be operating on the Western and Eastern lines to and from Kingsland train station, which is just five minutes' walk from Eden Park.

“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).

“Don’t forget 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. Please remember 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.

For more information about public transport services to and from the Air New Zealand Cup game call MAXX on (09) 366 6400 or visit www.maxx.co.nz

Special bus services to Eden Park:

Bus departure point

Bus departure point from Eden Park

Departure times


Albany Park and Ride

(Platform 2B)

Sandringham Road between Reimers Avenue and Ward Terrace

To 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 Terrace

To the game:


From the game:

End of match


Midtown Shuttle Bus

(Outside the Civic Centre on Queen Street)

Sandringham Road adjacent to Kingsland railway station

To the game:

12.30pm to 2.10pm

From the game:

End of match

Continuous direct service (approximately every 10 minutes


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