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Buses replace some trains this weekend in Auckland

7 March 2012

Buses replace some trains this weekend

Buses will replace trains on parts of the rail network this weekend to allow KiwiRail and Auckland Transport continue works upgrading the rail network and prepare it for electrification.

Buses replacing trains Saturday 10 March

• Western Line: Waitakere to Britomart
• Southern Line: Papakura to Otahuhu

Buses replacing trains Sunday 11 March

• Western Line: Henderson to Britomart
• Southern Line: Papakura to Otahuhu

For full timetable details go to www.maxx.co.nz. Details will also be available at stations.

At Puhinui station KiwiRail is replacing the aging footbridge that passes over the railway tracks. Pre-cast parts of the new bridge weighing approximately 10 tonnes will be placed in position using a small mobile crane. It is due to be completed by the end of April 2012.

Other works this weekend include general track maintenance; overhead wire installation for electrification and graffiti removal.

Auckland Transport advises the public of the annual rail network closures during the Easter period. Rail buses will replace trains during the closures except for Good Friday when there is no train service at all. More details and timetable will be released in April.

For more details on the upgrade of the rail network visit www.kiwirail.co.nz.

About Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. It is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways) - from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.

Among its main tasks are:

• To design, build and maintain Auckland’s roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways.
• Co-ordinate road safety and community transport initiatives such as school travel
• Plan and fund bus, train and ferry services across Auckland.


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