Big Kingsland Opens Monday


The redeveloped Kingsland train station opens on Monday afternoon.

RWC 2011 Minister Murray McCully and some All Blacks will travel by train from Britomart for the opening.

The station’s platforms have been both widened and lengthened so more Eden Park patrons can easily board longer trains.

Kingsland's platforms widened and lengthened

The Kingsland station upgrade, which has involved realigning Sandringham Road, has been completed in time for the Investec Tri Nations test on July 10 between the All Blacks and South Africa.

This will allow the authorities to test it to see how it would work for the RWC games. during which their projections are to move at least 15,000 fans away from the stadium after a game in just 70 minutes, with trains running from Kingsland every five minutes.

After matches, nine trains will be stacked between Kingsland and Morningside, four on one line and five on the other to move people from Kingsland to Britomart with a stop at Grafton, but not Newmarket.

The new underpass at Kingsland station will also be open to the public for the first time at the Tri Nations match, giving passengers a second access point to the northern platform.




  1. joust says:

    Thats good they’ll stop at Grafton then straight through the junction to Britomart.

    Will be good to see how they go.

  2. Johans says:

    So if I wanted to take the Eastern and Southern Lines, I can’t transfer at New Market?


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