Transport worked fine

Murray McCully’s gamble paid off. Transport worked fine last night as the All Black slayed the Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys.

While the All Blacks v France game is the important match of the evening, the Auckland transport system has passed a test of its own.

Trains and buses taking fans to Eden Park for the Rugby World Cup match and the waterfront fanzone ran to schedule, and an Auckland Transport spokeswoman said the evening had so far gone off without a hitch.

Officials said that 25,910 people travelled to the match on public transport – 15,210 by bus and 10,700 by train while a further 1500 travelled by taxi.

An estimated 10,000 opted to walk to Eden Park on the official fans’ trail.

Trains took just 12 minutes to get from Britomart to Kingsland Station, which is just 200m from Eden Park. That compared with times exceeding two hours on opening night and 19 minutes last Saturday.

Another nail in Len’s coffin.


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  • peterwn

    “Mur­ray McCully’s gam­ble paid off.” Saved the bother of getting offside with UN if heads appeared on pikes.

  • petal

    I think Len’s a waste of oxygen, but then most of you idiots that voted let the uber-idiot have the key to the liquor cabinet. So until then, quoting one of my least favourite phrases I received in reply to an insurance claim: “It appears you are the author of your own misfortune”. Followed by Mr Cullen’s “Eat that”, and the phrase “swallow a dead rat”.

  • Troy

    Message to Trevor Mallard and his boffins who only last week spelled doom and gloom about the transport difficulties…. shut the fuck up and enjoy the atmosphere that comes with the RWC. If these fuckwits spent more time being positive they might have a chance at the next election.