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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.


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