Press Release – Auckland Transport
Public transport and roads around Eden Park are expected to be busy prior to the All Blacks versus South Africa, this Saturday 14 September.Auckland Transport media release
11 September 2013
Plan your journey to the All Blacks versus South Africa game
Public transport and roads around Eden Park are expected to be busy prior to the All Blacks versus South Africa, this Saturday 14 September.
People need to think about their travel arrangements, even if they’re not going to the game. Drivers can expect more traffic than usual and potential delays from around 4.30pm until kick off at 7.35pm, as large numbers of people make their way to Eden Park.
Travel is included on trains and special event buses from 4.30pm with a match ticket. Remember to keep your game ticket for the ride home. Or walk to Eden Park, about 4.5km from the city centre.
To plan your journey go to www.at.co.nz or phone 09 366 6400.
Travel to Eden Park by train from the west:
On game day, event services depart Swanson approx. every 15 minutes from 5pm (or Waitakere every 30 minutes from 4.26pm) and the last train from the west for the game leaves Waitakere at 6.26pm. Morningside is the station for passengers from the west, an easy walk to Eden Park. A mobility shuttle will be available for patrons unable to walk to the stadium.
After the game, Morningside is the station for passengers travelling west. Services depart approximately every 10 minutes from 9.30pm, stopping at all stations en route to Swanson. Some trains will continue on to Waitakere – check the train’s destination signage or with staff before boarding.
Travel to Eden Park by train from the city:
Event trains depart Britomart approximately every 5 to 15 minutes between 4.35pm and 6.50pm. Services will terminate at Kingsland, stopping only at Grafton Station en route.
After the game, Kingsland is the station for passengers heading back towards the city (transfer at Britomart for trains going south or east). Trains back to Britomart will depart approx. every 5 to 10 minutes from 9.20pm, stopping only at Grafton Station en route.
The last train to the game leaves from Britomart at 6.50pm.
Travel to Eden Park by train from the south/east:
Passengers are advised to catch normal scheduled services to Britomart and transfer onto Western Line services to Kingsland Station.
In addition to scheduled services, there are three special direct services – one from Papakura at 4.55pm and two from Pukekohe at 5.09pm and 5.39pm – that stop at all southern line stations to Newmarket and then run direct to Kingsland.
After the game, Kingsland is the station for passengers heading to Britomart for transferring to Eastern and Southern Line trains.
The last trains to the game depart Manukau at 5.26pm, Onehunga at 6.12pm and Papakura at 6.10pm.
Travel to Eden Park by bus:
Special event buses will run from the Auckland CBD stop outside the Civic on Queen Street from 5pm. Special event buses also start from approximately 4.30pm from Albany then other Northern Busway stations, Takapuna, Manukau/Pakuranga/Botany and Newmarket/Mt Eden.
Return buses will leave Eden Park from 9.15pm.
Passengers are reminded that alcohol is not permitted for consumption on any of these public transport services. For full details about special event trains and buses to Eden Park go to: www.at.co.nz.
Travel to Eden Park by ferry:
Board normal scheduled ferry services and transfer on to a Western Line train service to Kingsland Station. Please note that ferry travel is not included with a match ticket.
Travel to Eden Park by car:
Some streets around Eden Park, including Sandringham Rd, will be closed or have restricted access. Only residents and their visitors will be able to access and park in certain streets, so drivers should check they have parked correctly before heading to the match.
Limited mobility parking with a valid mobility permit is available on the eastern side of Cricket Avenue between Raleigh Street and Reimers Avenue.
For more information on parking restrictions and closures for Eden Park events visit www.at.co.nz key word Eden Park events.