Auckland: Buses replace trains this weekend

Press Release – Auckland Transport

Auckland’s rail network will be closed this weekend to allow major works associated with the ongoing upgrade of stations and electrification of the rail network. 16 February 2012

Buses replace trains this weekend

Auckland’s rail network will be closed this weekend to allow major works associated with the ongoing upgrade of stations and electrification of the rail network.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February 2012
Full network closure: Buses replace all Auckland trains

Replacement rail bus services will be provided during the closure and special timetables will be in place. For full details go to www.maxx.co.nz Details will also be available at stations.

The works include general track maintenance, mast installation for electrification, and platform work at Ellerslie and Papakura stations while continuing work on the Mountain Road bridge replacement in Panmure as part of the AMETI Panmure project.

Given the significant amount of work to be done, closures on Auckland’s rail network will be a regular occurrence for the foreseeable future. Works are generally scheduled to minimise disruption to peak-hour commuter services and carried out at weekends, public holidays and evenings when there are usually fewer people travelling.

Auckland Transport understands replacing buses with trains causes some disruption and works hard to minimise the impacts wherever possible while balancing project safety and efficiency.

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.

For more information go to www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz.

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