ARTA Media Release
“A lot of activity will be happening over the Queen’s Birthday weekend with commissioning of the final 3km section of double track from the new Avondale Station to Tititrangi Road in New Lynn, which begins at 7pm on Friday June 4th. In order to complete the final section of double tracking, commissioning will continue throughout the following week. This means a temporary weekday timetable, with different times from Waitakere to New Lynn, will also be in place.
Temporary timetables will operate on the Western Line from the evening of Friday 4 to last service on Sunday 13 June.
Bus replacements will be in place for all Western line stations from:
- Waitakere to Avondale on Friday 4 June from 7pm
- Waitakere to Britomart on Saturdays 5 and 12 June, Monday 7 June
- New Lynn to Britomart on Sundays 6 and 13 June
- Waitakere to Swanson on Tuesday 8 June to Friday 11 June.
Amended rail service times will operate over the period Friday 4 to 13 June
ARTA General Manager Customer Services, Mark Lambert says “We’d like to thank passengers for their continued support and understanding. More and more people are choosing to travel by rail, with patronage in the region dramatically increasing over the last five years. We’d like to thank Aucklanders for making that happen.
“The long weekends are usually a little quieter on the rail network, and therefore are the most opportune time to get on with work that will help improve services even more. This is work that can only be done when the trains are not running.” Mr Lambert said.
“Once this work is complete there will be continuous double tracking from Britomart to Swanson, which will improve reliability for passengers using the Western Line service.
“The new Avondale train station, which has been relocated to the heart of the town, will also be open for passengers from Monday 14 June.
“We would like to remind our passengers that with two tracks in operation, that also means trains will be running in both directions. People should look both ways and be extra vigilant when using level crossings.
“Passengers should look out for RAIL BUS signs at affected stations, and where buses replace trains, normal train fares will apply for the entire journey. Passengers should also allow extra time for their journey.