Summer Rail, Road Closures
Here are the rail and motorway disruptions over this summer period.
Rail line closures
Christmas Day – Full network closure, no buses replacing trains.
Monday December 26 to Tuesday January 3 – Full network closure, buses replace all trains.
Wednesday 4 to Sunday January 15 – Newmarket to Britomart and Papakura to Britomart via Glen Innes.
Monday 16 to Wednesday January 18– Newmarket to Britomart. More details
Bus replacements– details on Maxx
Major Auckland road disruptions
Auckland Harbour Bridge (December 26- January 6): Both northbound clip-on lanes, Curran Street and Stafford Road ramps closed for resurfacing. Six of the bridge’s eight lanes remain open.
Victoria Park Tunnel (December 27): Temporary change to lane layout on the flyover from Tuesday until January 9. Full and partial motorway closures are scheduled for a number of nights before 9 January to allow final surfacing. road marking and the installation of new signs. These will affect both northbound and southbound traffic. Work will also take place on local roads including Victoria Street West, lower Franklin Road, Union Street and Beaumont Street.
Northwestern Motorway (SH16) closure for Lincoln Road Interchange (13-15 January): A 36 hour closure of a section of the Northwestern Motorway west of the causeway for the demolition of the Selwood Road Bridge. Drivers are urged to avoid the Northwestern and use SH1 and SH18 as alternative routes.
Out of Auckland road changes
SH2: The speed restriction is reduced from 100km/h to 90km/h along the majority of the 32km stretch of highway between the SH1/2 interchange near Pokeno and the SH2/25 intersection near Mangatarata. Exceptions will be the 6.2km Mangatawhiri Deviation, which will remain at 100km/h, and 1.8km through the Maramarua township where there will be no change to the 70km/h speed limit.
SH25, Kopu Bridge: Although the new two-lane Kopu Bridge is now open, other pinch points in the popular Coromandel area, including single lane bridges and windy coastal roads, remain which may cause delays with the arrival of huge numbers of holidaymakers.
SH10 Bulls Gorge: 80kph and 50kph speed restrictions through the construction site.
Northern Gateway Toll Road Pay online