“We’ve worked hard with our client Auckland Transport to ensure rail is well resourced to play its part in the wider transport mix,” says Veolia Transport Managing Director, Graham Sibery.
“Additional resources to strengthen contingency arrangements, security and communications to customers will also be in place for the game on Saturday and remaining Eden Park matches.
“We’re grateful to our staff and partners for the effort they continue to put in to make Rugby World Cup train services a success and to our customers for supporting rail.”
The plans for Saturday and Sunday are very similar but have slightly different timings relative to the kick off times. They include:
Extra buses will provide another travel option if trains are too crowded. Over 70 buses will be provided as contingency for rail services, in addition to the bus service provided by Auckland Transport from Britomart to Eden Park.
Extra staff will be available to coordinate transport modes and manage crowds coming onto the network at key locations across the network. Additional dedicated staff will be on platform to monitor stations such as Sylvia Park, Onehunga, Papakura and Penrose and provide assistance to customers.
Train services for the weekend include: