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Plan your journey for a busy weekend of Auckland events

Auckland Transport media release
20 March 2018

Plan your journey for a busy weekend of Auckland events

Ed Sheeran, the Blackcaps and Pasifika are all on this weekend, bringing an exciting range of events to Auckland. This also means roads and public transport will be busy.

Thousands of fans will turn out to see Ed Sheeran perform on Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights at Mount Smart Stadium with gates opening at 4pm, and the first opening act going on stage at 6.30pm.

Public transport is a great way to get to the concerts, but services will be very busy and there may be delays. It’s best to travel early and avoid the rush.

Travel on trains, special event buses and Northern Express buses is free with your concert ticket.

Special event buses will run from a temporary stop on Quay St between Britomart Place and Tangihua St (near Les Mills).

There will be additional trains on all lines before and after the concerts. The stadium is a 10-15 minute walk from the Penrose Station.

If you’re heading to Monday night’s concert, you will be travelling during peak afternoon traffic. Your journey will take longer than usual to get to the stadium area. If you’re not heading to the concert, but usually travel home via the southern motorway or train lines that pass through Penrose Station, you may want to travel off-peak to avoid possible delays.

There will also be some temporary parking restrictions and road closures in the area of the stadium throughout the weekend.

For full details on public transport to the concerts and restrictions around the stadium go to: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/ed-sheeran/

Also this weekend the Blackcaps are playing England at Eden Park, which means there will be increased demand on buses and Western Line trains. Extra trains will be running on Thursday and Friday, but there may be delays. There will be no special event buses to Eden Park.

For full details about travelling to the Blackcaps test go to: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/blackcaps-summer-of-cricket/

Pasifika Festival will be held at Western Springs on Saturday and Sunday, running from 10am to 6pm. The bus is the best way to get there if you’re using public transport.

The roads around Western Springs will be busy throughout the day.

For details about travel to Pasifika go to: https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/events/pasifika-2018/


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