Auckland’s “Third World Rail” System

A TVNZ report has highlighted the shocking state of Auckland’s train system, which failed on the opening night of the rugby world cup, resulting in hundreds (thousands?) of fans missing the opening ceremony and match: “Third World rail system The scenes of rail chaos in Auckland on Friday night back up the findings of the …

Fears Auckland Wouldn’t Cope With Rugby World Cup

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority knew in July 2009 that there was going to be over demand for services during the world cup and warned against complacency. The report, released under the official information act, showed that more than four times the normal demand would be placed on public transport in the city during the…

RWC Fans Trapped, Transport Chaos, Fans In Water

There are reports that Auckland’s transport system has failed to get fans to the opening ceremony and first match this evening as packed trained have raced past stations without stopping and the ferries stopped running. Some have had to resort to walking up train tracks to get to Eden Park One disgruntled fan wrote The…