RWC: PT Works, Fan Trail Popular
The Fan Trail was again the winner last night. Almost 11,000 people walked to the Eden Park match along the Fan Trail.
Authorities say public transport operations ran smoothly to and from last night’s Wales vs Australia match.
They say all trains cleared form the Eden Park area within 55 minutes and buses within 65 minutes and ll roads re-opened within 75 minutes after the match.
AKT did get complaints before the match from peak time bus commuters who were unaware their Sandringham Rd buses were being re-routed through Dominion Rd and insisted bus stop signs had said this wasn’t happening until 7.30pm.
At the fan zones:
At the waterfront Fanzones (Queens Wharf, Captain Cook Wharf, Wynyard Quarter Fanzone, a peak total of just under 10,000 were there the match screening. 49,000 visited Queens Wharf throughout the day with a peak crowd of approximately 9600. 5500 visited Captain Cook Wharf with a peak of 70 during the match.
At Albany a total crowd of 5,000 attended the Fanzone throughout the evening. Around 2100 were on hand to watch the match screening
At alcohol-free Manghere 4400 attended the Fanzone throughout the evening, 2100 watched the match.
Numbers are still smaller for Henderson, which had 880 last week. A total crowd of 1800 attended that Fanzone, peaking at just over 1000 during the Stan Walker concert.
Police report seven evictions from Eden Park ( by police and by security), no arrests and no arrests at Fanzones.