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


Additional Bus and Train Services for Christmas Revellers

Additional Bus and Train Services for Christmas Revellers

Auckland Transport is putting on extra services this weekend to help get Christmas revellers home after their night in town. These additional services coincide with changes to liquor laws that mean all bars and clubs must stop selling alcohol at 4am and close their doors at 4.30.

Auckland Transport’s Manager Public Transport Operations, Mark Lambert, says “We want to give Aucklanders more safe options to get home on this big weekend of pre-Christmas celebrations.”

Additional early morning Northern Express buses and train services will operate on Saturday 21 December and Sunday 22 December.

For people on the North Shore, the Northern Express bus service will run every 30 minutes until 6am. The last service departs Albany at 5.30am before regular services resume at 7am.
The last service leaves Britomart at 6am until regular services resume at 7.30am.

And there will be special early morning trains departing from Britomart this Saturday and Sunday.

• 5.03am Western Line to Waitakere
• 5.11am Eastern Line to Manukau
• 5.36am Southern Line to Papakura
• 6.03am Western Line to Waitakere
• 6.11am Eastern Line to Manukau
• 6.36am Southern Line to Papakura

Then normal timetables apply.

Mr Lambert says, “The extra services are in addition to the Niterider services which operate every weekend and on New Year’s Eve.”

Niterider buses run to ten destinations every Saturday and Sunday morning between 1am and 3.40am. For details go to: http://www.maxx.co.nz/info/how-to-travel/take-the-bus/niterider-services.aspx

Another option for getting home is to use a sober driver. Auckland Transport is currently running a cinema campaign about responsible driving after a night out and we have also launched a Facebook app: http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/about-us/News/LatestNews/Pages/Make-it-home-safely-this-Christmas.aspx

Our advice is always plan ahead and work out your options for getting home safely whether it is using public transport or a designated sober driver.

---ENDS ---

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Issue Out Now: Werewolf 47

Alison McCulloch: Lest We Remember

Local iwi have plans to spruce up the Te Ranga site as part of the 150th commemorations this year of key battles in the “New Zealand Wars”, but not a lot of money to do it with.

Information gathered from numerous government agencies shows that while more than $25 million is being spent on monuments and commemorations relating to foreign wars, primarily World War I and its centenary, only around $250,000 has been set aside for those fought on our own soil. More>>

Anne Russell: Anzac Day - Identity Politics, With Guns

Even cursory research into media reports from the past forty years reveals a cultural shift in the commemoration of Anzac Day. Among other things, turnout at Dawn services has increased significantly in recent decades.

Contemporary numbers are estimated at 3,000-4,000 in Wellington, and 10,000-15,000 in Auckland. Newspaper reports from the 1970s and 80s estimated Wellington turnouts at 300-800, and Auckland at anywhere from 600 to 4,000. More>>


Parliament Today:

Spookwatch: New Inspector-General Of Intelligence And Security Appointed

Prime Minister John Key hasannounced the appointment of Cheryl Gwyn as Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security. The appointment was made by the Administrator of the Government on behalf of the Governor General and is for a term of three years. More>>

Crowdsourcing: Green Party Launches Internet Rights And Freedoms Bill

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Shane Jones Departure

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track. More>>


Multimedia: PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 22 2014

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • The recent improvement in the economy with a growing job market • Income and wealth inequality • Easter trading laws • The New Zealander killed in a drone strike in Yemen... More>>


Easter Trading: Workers 'Can Kiss Goodbye To Easter Sunday Off'

The Government’s decision to “reprioritise” scarce labour inspector resources by abandoning the enforcement of Easter Sunday Shop Trading laws means workers can kiss goodbye to a guaranteed day off, says Labour’s Associate Labour Issues spokesperson Darien Fenton. More>>


ACT Don't Go For Maximum Penalty: Three Strikes For Burglary, Three Years Jail

Three strikes for burglary was introduced to England and Wales in 1999. As in New Zealand, burglary was out of control and given a low priority by the police and the courts. A Labour government passed a three strikes law whereby a third conviction for burglaries earned a mandatory three years in prison... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand

The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home. More>>


Elections: New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

New boundaries for the country’s 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised – with an additional electorate created in Auckland. More>>


Policies: Labour’s Economic Upgrade For Manufacturing

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has today announced his Economic Upgrade for the manufacturing sector – a plan that will create better jobs and higher wages. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Life And ACC Work Of Sir Owen Woodhouse

With the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, the founding father of the Accident Compensation Scheme, New Zealand has lost one of the titans of its post-war social policy. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news