Rugby World Cup fans face transport chaos

The Sunday Star-Times raises some worrying problems for moving people to and from the 2011 world cup at Eden Park:

The council is counting on 15,000 people following a 400m road route from Eden Park to Kingsland rail station after the game. There they will be told to queue before being let on trains in groups of 1000 at a time. (Another 1500 would be expected to head to Morningside station, a kilometre to the west.)

But Donnelly warns it will be impossible to stop fans taking a shortcut using a new pedestrian lane, and then jumping the queue.

People pushing on to platforms, he says, could result in drunken fights, accidents, and hassles for police.

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