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Free bus or train ride for ticketholders

ARTA Media Release

2 September 2008

Free bus or train ride for Auckland v Southland ticketholders

On Saturday 6 September, rugby fans heading to Eden Park for the Air New Zealand Cup game between Auckland and Southland 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*.

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority’s General Manager, Customer Services, Mark Lambert says, “Free train travel to the Air New Zealand Cup game applies from all stations and on all train services operating on Saturday 6 September 2008 between 11.35am and 7.30pm. Additional train services will be operating on the Eastern and Western 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).

Mr Lambert says, “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.

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


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