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

 


Buses will get you to Pasifika or to the starting line

Auckland Transport media release

6 March 2014


Buses will get you to Pasifika or to the starting line this weekend

This weekend you can use buses to get to the two big events in Auckland, Pasifika and the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays.

For information on public transport options and bus stop locations go online to www.at.govt.nz or phone 09 366 6400 to talk to our AT Contact Centre team.

Pasifika, Western Springs for 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday

Bus:

To get to Pasifika, there are plenty of options for catching buses which travel via Great North Road to Western Springs from Britomart stop 7041 on Queen St and stop 7070 on Lower Albert St.

From Henderson and New Lynn, jump on any city bound service starting with a 0** or a 1** . These buses will pass Western Springs on their way to Britomart.

There will be additional return services between New Lynn and Britomart from 9.15 to 4.45.

Normal fares apply on all services.

Cycle to Pasifika:

If you’re cycling to the event, a free valet bicycle parking service is being provided by Auckland Transport. This will be located on Stadium Road, next to the Samoa Village. Click here for a map.

Train:

On Saturday and Sunday rail bus replacement services will operate to and from the city. From the city you can easily connect to a bus heading towards Western Springs from bus stop 7041 on Queen Street. No scheduled train services will be operating on the network this weekend to enable the completion of key activities prior to the introduction of the new electric trains at the end of April.

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays, Sunday 9.30am

If you're looking to take public transport to Round the Bays, plan your travel in advance and allow extra time.

In addition to scheduled Sunday services, NZ Bus will run a shuttle service along Tamaki Drive to St Heliers. The cost is $5 per person each way.

To avoid queues and delays on event day, pre-purchase your tickets from the Event Expo, Auckland Rooms 1 & 2, SKYCITY, on Friday or Saturday.

Before the run, buses will start at 7am and the last bus will depart no later than 8.30am. The buses will pick up from the finish line and the corner of Sage Rd and Tamaki Drive from 10.30am to 2.30pm and travel to Mahuhu Cres in the city outside Vector Arena. From 2.30pm normal scheduled services will resume.

Please note there is limited space for prams and trundlers on the buses. You will be asked to fold up your pram or trundler to provide space on the bus.

These services are operated by NZ Bus in conjunction with the event organiser.

Due to the run, there will be some diversions for regular scheduled bus services and bus stop locations. Rail replacement buses for the Southern, Eastern, Manukau and Onehunga lines will depart from stop 7020, on the corner of Commerce and Customs St East. All Western line buses will depart from the temporary stop on Customs St East between Gore St and Britomart. We will have people to help direct customers.

Rail closure this weekend Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March

Please note rail services will be replaced by rail buses this weekend. The closure this weekend is to enable the completion of key activities prior to the introduction of the new trains at the end of April.
For the rail bus replacement timetable:

Click here for Western Line
Click here for Southern Line

Have a great weekend and enjoy the events. Please remember if you’re driving there will be road closures and parking restrictions around both events, these will be well signposted.


---ENDS ---

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Digital Evolution: Scoop Independent News Launches "Operation Chrysalis"

From today Scoop is beginning a process of public consultation with the political, business and civil society groups it has served for the past 15 and a half years.

"It is hoped that in time - with new leadership and increased community engagement - the chrysalis will incubate a new kind of Scoop, one which can sustainably continue Scoop's Mission 'to be an agent of positive change'", says Scoop Founder, Editor and Publisher Alastair Thompson.

"As big publishing shrivels, public participation in contributing and spreading news has grown. Scoop has evolved with this wave by providing an independent platform, committed to upholding democracy, providing a voice to all, and providing the public easy access to information about decisions which affect them." More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news