Archive for: Eden Park

You Know RWC Is Over When…

You Know RWC Is Over When…

Eden Park’s temporary stands are being dismantled and packed into containers for use in the London Olympics next year. OLYMPIC BOUND: Eden Park's temporary...

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Record Breaking RWC Weekend

Record Breaking RWC Weekend

12,000 people walked the Fan Trail to the All Blacks game at Eden Park last night – 10,000 the day before. And last night a record 80,000 went to the various...

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Fan Trail Breaks Records

Fan Trail Breaks Records

An estimated 11,000 people walked to Eden park on the Rugby World Cup Fan Trail last night for the Wales France semi-final match. That’s the biggest number...

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Eden Park & Other Transport This Weekend

Eden Park & Other Transport This Weekend

Auckland Transport is advising fans heading to Eden Park for the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-finals this weekend to travel early as public transport and roads will...

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RWC Weekend Runs Well

RWC Weekend Runs Well

Another smooth weekend for RWC matches in Auckland and Wellington. Stats from Sunday Transport to and from the match at Eden Park ran smoothly. A total of 24,190,...

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Train Fail Commuters Get Tickets

Train Fail Commuters Get Tickets

Compensation of RWC Eden Park tickets has been announced for those 922 Eden Park ticket holders who said they missed out because of the Friday Opening Ceremony transport...

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RWC2011: Walking Popular As Trains

RWC2011: Walking Popular As Trains

Walking and buses over trains proved the popular ways to get to the All Blacks France Rugby World Cup 2011 Eden Park match tonight – as people took no chances...

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Riot Squad

Riot Squad

Here’s the Rugby World Cup story you won’t read in the MSM. Mix the cocktail of Kiwi booze culture and the UK-type football behaviour that happens when...

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What Went Wrong Last Night

What Went Wrong Last Night

Fail is the kindest way to describe last night’s transport failure. For a more colourful word describing faith in our system to cope – ask the 2000 people...

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Today’s Trains, Buses, Ferry RWC Arrangements, Cloud Programme

Today’s Trains, Buses, Ferry RWC Arrangements, Cloud Programme

Here’s trains, buses, ferry and road information for the Rugby World Cup 2011 Opening ceremony at Eden Park today Friday and for getting around Auckland. For...

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The Eden Park They Won’t See

The Eden Park They Won’t See

Here’s a look into the bowels of Eden Park in the mainly non-public accessible areas which tomorrow night’s crowd will not see. A rare opportunity was...

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Late Tackle

Late Tackle

Rugby league fans are jumping for joy at the possibility of the Warriors moving into the prestigious top four in the National Rugby League. But it’s not a scenario...

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RWC Opening Will Hit Commuters

RWC Opening Will Hit Commuters

LATEST UPDATED ARRANGEMENTS HERE Regular train commuters are being warned they’ll need to leave work early on Friday September 9 -the opening day of the Rugby...

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First Test Of Real Integrated Ticketing

First Test Of Real Integrated Ticketing

The Rugby World Cup will provide the first limited test of the real integrated ticketing, being created by international firm Thales. Auckland Transport will launch...

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It’s A Long Way To Timbuktu

It’s A Long Way To Timbuktu

Amazing. Even though a reported 18,000 got to Eden Park by train on Saturday night, the media manage to find a negative angle. TV3 went as far as to say Auckland...

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How Rugby World Cup Madness Looks

How Rugby World Cup Madness Looks

So it begins. After a year or so of trials, tonight’s Bledisloe Wallabies vs All Blacks clash is being treated as the real thing for the Rugby World Cup 2011,...

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Regular Commuters Get Separated

Regular Commuters Get Separated

Regular commuters entering Britomart tonight are finding for the first time, they have to use another entrance – one they may have never heard of in the Westpac...

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Eden Park’s Real Big Test

Eden Park’s Real Big Test

This Saturday’s Tri-Nations clash at Eden Park is the final dress rehearsal for public transport -and the park and security- before the start of the Rugby...

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RWC Britomart Trial Run

RWC Britomart Trial Run

The Bledisloe Cup clash  at Eden Park on Saturday August 6 will see for the first time the customer separation in place that will be run during the RWC Matches. At...

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Eden Park Smokin Hot

Eden Park Smokin Hot

Odd that the first thing tourists walking to their first RWC2011 Rugby World Cup match will see when they encounter the famous Eden Park will be a pod of smokers. A...

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RWC Late Trains Planned

RWC Late Trains Planned

Late Auckland rail services will be provided through to 1.30 – 2.30am on Rugby World Cup match nights. A report to the Auckland Transport board this week says...

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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune

Rugby World Cup visitors will get more shelter from Auckland’s four-seasons-in-one day climate with the new canopies being erected this afternoon at the Kingsland...

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Odd Signs

Odd Signs

Noticed these in my travels today: Seen in Wynyard quarter Is this a commentary on Eden Park ahead re RWC? Part of the "Be polite to our RWC Visitors"...

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Singing In The Rain

Singing In The Rain

Because public transport will not be able to carry everyone to the Eden Park games, the official view is that 3000 need to be walking to the Park. Official estimates...

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Crossing Over For RWC2011

Crossing Over For RWC2011

Phew! Back to train nerd posts that won’t attract the media’s glaze! One of the key projects being worked on by Auckland rail workers during this weekend...

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