Stopwork Disrupts Thursday’s Trains


An industrial meeting is going to disrupt Auckland train services during the day today(Thursday).

Only limited train services will operate  between 10.00am and 2.00pm for Western Southern and Eastern lines. There will no trains, only buses for those using the Onehunga Line.

The Rail Maritime Transport Union is discussing the finalisation of a two- year collective agreement with its members.

Veolia  services running between 10.00am and 2.00pm are:

Western line - trains run every hour

Trains depart Waitakere for Britomart at 10.32, 11.34, 12.32pm and 1.32pm

Trains depart Britomart for Waitakere at 10.21, 11.21, 12.21pm and 1.21pm

Southern Line - trains run every hour

Trains depart Papakura for Britomart at 10.50, 11.50, 12.50pm and 1.50pm

Trains depart Britomart for Pukekohe at 10.25*, 11.25*, 12.25pm* and 1.25pm (*terminates at Papakura)

Eastern Line - trains run every hour

Trains depart Pukekohe for Britomart at 11.04, 12.28# (#change at Papakura)

Train departs Papakura for Britomart at 12.20pm and 1.20pm

Trains depart Britomart for Pukekohe at 10.55, 11.55*, 12.55pm* and 1.55pm* (*terminates at Papakura)

Onehunga Line - buses replace trains between Onehunga and Penrose every hour

Buses depart Onehunga at 11.05, 12.05pm, 1.05pm and 2.05pm

Buses depart Penrose at 10.49, 11.49, 12.49pm and 1.49pm

Veolia Transport says it accepts this meeting is necessary and is being conducted with the agreement of Auckland Transport.




  1. travis says:

    aahhhh Unions, they wonder why the rest of us detest them

  2. Luke says:

    if the drivers and other staff dont get a reasonable pay and conditions rise theyll all head off overseas.
    This only happens once a year at the most and only a few services are affected so I think its worth it.

  3. Alex says:

    its not Unions more that these workers are covered by a collective agreement …. a dying breed today

    whether thats a good or bad thing is moot

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    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  6. Hamish says:

    Given the shocking service from Veolia lately (haven’t had an on-time train this year!) I doubt I’ll notice the disruption much.

  7. mickeymouse says:

    AFAIK it was only the veolia traincrews that are part of the stopwork meeting. Part of a collective contract is that they can have organized stopwork meetings, so they are not doing anything that they are not legally entitled to do. It only affects the Veolia Staff as kiwirail crews are covered by a seperate kiwirail contract.

  8. Matt says:

    travis, the country would be far worse off economically without them. Whatever you’re paid, it’d be a lot less if we didn’t have unions.

  9. Owen Thompson says:

    Travis obviously is a right-winger. Unions and collective contracts are needed by workers in this country to protect them from employers.

  10. Finn says:

    Hmmm, I was at Britomart on Thursday trying to board the 1:55pm train to Papakura via Newmarket and get off at Greenlane, and the train was about 25 minutes late! Plus, between Parnell and Remuera it made alot of stops.

  11. Finn says:

    @Hamish - Actually we have had an on-time train this year, I took the train a week ago from Glen Eden and it was on time, same with all the trains departing Britomart.

  12. mickeymouse says:

    well you should get on my train is always on time in never never land.


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