Are You Ready For a New Fare?

New On-Board Fare for Trains to Start 2013


A new brochure has come out from Auckland Transport reminding train-riders that they:

  1. Must have a Valid Paper Ticket (from either a Ticket Office or Ticket Machine (see picture of one below)
  2. Tagged on AT HOP card


Failure to do so means a passenger is liable for a $10.30 On-Board fare.


Here is the brochure followed by the AT website material including questions on what happens when the Ticket Machine and/or Tag Posts fail


The Brochure:


The AT-Website

Notice for Auckland train users.

Ticket sales on trains end 24 December 2012.

To travel on trains after 24 December, you must have a valid ticket or a tagged on
AT HOP card before boarding.

Train tickets can be purchased from Ticket & Top-Up machines located at every train station or from Ticket Offices at Britomart, Newmarket, New Lynn and Papakura.

Paper Adult Monthly rail passes and 10 Trip Tickets are no longer valid for train travel from 1 January 2013. From 7 January 2013, If you are travelling on Auckland trains without a valid ticket or a tagged on AT HOP card, you will be required to pay the Onboard Fare of $10.30 regardless of the length of your journey.

Click here for more information

Please note:  From 22 December 2012 to 20 January 2013 train services will operate to a holiday timetable. Some Rail Bus replacements will be in operation:  Please click here for details.

Last updated 19 December 2012
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change


Take particular note here:

What happens if the Ticket & Top-Up machine(s) at my station is not working at the time I need to travel?


If your journey begins at Britomart, Newmarket, New Lynn or Papakura train stations, you will need to purchase a ticket or top up your AT HOP card from the Ticket Office or another Ticket & Top-Up machine, and tag on, before you board the train.

If you are travelling from a station other than these and there is no other working Ticket & Top-Up machine where you can purchase a ticket or top up your AT HOP card, you need to record the time, date and location of the machine out of service and advise Auckland Transport on phone or phone (09) 366 4467. If you travel without a valid ticket because of a device malfunction, you may be issued with a Permit to Travel so you can complete your journey.



And so that is where we are folks currently with train fares

Single Trip Tickets are being sold from these machines initially
Single Trip Tickets are being sold from these machines initially















A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Folks. BR:AKL will be on reduced activity until January 7, 2013 with my first engagement on February 7 when I attend my Auckland Transport Regional Public Transport hearing at Manukau Civic Centre


Stay Safe, try to not get mega-wasted and sunburnt and we shall be seeing you around next year – the year where we get to elect our new Auckland Council