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Aucklanders snap up tickets to ride the city’s new trains

Aucklanders snap up tickets to ride the city’s new trains

Aucklanders are keen to be among the first to ride the city’s new electric trains.

To celebrate the launch of the trains, 5000 Aucklanders were given the chance to register for a free ticket to try out the trains before they go into service.

Registration opened at midday yesterday and the tickets have now all been allocated.

Auckland Transport would like to thank everyone who managed to register and we apologise to those of you who missed out.

The free trip on the new electric trains will take people from Britomart (starting at Takutai Square) to the Newmarket Train Station and return on Sunday 27 April.

Tickets are being issued for specific blocks of time (20 minute periods) from 10am to 4pm so we can spread people evenly throughout the day. Ticketholders will need to make sure they turn up at their designated time to ensure they can get a ride. More information will be provided on your e-ticket.

There will be entertainment at Takutai Square. We will also have mobility parking and a valet service for bikes and prams.

TV advertisement for new trains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=K7iyt7r-U5Q

A guide to the new trains: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=OejJf5TujMY

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