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Starting our journey at Pukekohe, we first catch a Pukekohe shuttle service to Papakura. Here, ADL 807 pulls into Pukekohe station after being brought out from the yard after replacing another unit

23 June 2019

Starting our journey at Pukekohe, we first catch a Pukekohe shuttle service to Papakura. Here, ADL 807 pulls into Pukekohe station after being brought out from the yard after replacing another unit

At Papakura 5 minutes behind schedule, the rain sets in while ADL 807 sits at the dock in Papakura

23 June 2019

At Papakura 5 minutes behind schedule, the rain sets in while ADL 807 sits at the dock in Papakura

AM 212 sits in the rain delaying its departure for Britomart to allow late-running passengers from Pukekohe to connect

23 June 2019

AM 212 sits in the rain delaying its departure for Britomart to allow late-running passengers from Pukekohe to connect

With the rain now gone, AM 212 and AM 578 sit at Puhinui on a Southern Line service. With patronage expected to be higher than usual, all services on the Southern, Eastern and Western Lines were run by 6-car trains

23 June 2019

With the rain now gone, AM 212 and AM 578 sit at Puhinui on a Southern Line service. With patronage expected to be higher than usual, all services on the Southern, Eastern and Western Lines were run by 6-car trains

Heading towards Manukau, AM 415 arrives with a friend on an Eastern Line service. We aimed to pass through all stations on the Auckland network with this outing

23 June 2019

Heading towards Manukau, AM 415 arrives with a friend on an Eastern Line service. We aimed to pass through all stations on the Auckland network with this outing

At Manukau, a sizeable crowd disembarks while another crowd of people board to head to Britomart

23 June 2019

At Manukau, a sizeable crowd disembarks while another crowd of people board to head to Britomart

After arrival at Britomart, Platform 3 becomes a hive of activity as passengers disembark and board

23 June 2019

After arrival at Britomart, Platform 3 becomes a hive of activity as passengers disembark and board

Crowds of people pass through Britomart to catch trains, a significant proportion of them being new or infrequent users of public transport. According to Auckland mayor Phil Goff, the rail network saw 4 times as many passengers as a normal Sunday

23 June 2019

Crowds of people pass through Britomart to catch trains, a significant proportion of them being new or infrequent users of public transport. According to Auckland mayor Phil Goff, the rail network saw 4 times as many passengers as a normal Sunday

With all trains, buses and most ferries free for the entire day, huge crowds turned out to give public transport a go

23 June 2019

With all trains, buses and most ferries free for the entire day, huge crowds turned out to give public transport a go

About to head out to Swanson, AM 443 waits at Platform 4 to run out west

23 June 2019

About to head out to Swanson, AM 443 waits at Platform 4 to run out west

At Swanson, AM 580 and AM 443 wait for more passengers before running back to Britomart

23 June 2019

At Swanson, AM 580 and AM 443 wait for more passengers before running back to Britomart

The sun sets over Swanson as AM 580 and AM 443 wait to depart

23 June 2019

The sun sets over Swanson as AM 580 and AM 443 wait to depart

Awaiting a signal to head back east to Britomart, AM 580 and AM 443 sit at Swanson

23 June 2019

Awaiting a signal to head back east to Britomart, AM 580 and AM 443 sit at Swanson

After we travel back to Newmarket, we see AM 537 arriving at Platform 4 to head to Onehunga. For us, this will be the final line to travel before we hit all 40 stations on the network

23 June 2019

After we travel back to Newmarket, we see AM 537 arriving at Platform 4 to head to Onehunga. For us, this will be the final line to travel before we hit all 40 stations on the network

After arrival at Onehunga, we have now visited all stations on the network. AM 537 sits at Onehunga during its brief turnaround before heading back to Britomart

23 June 2019

After arrival at Onehunga, we have now visited all stations on the network. AM 537 sits at Onehunga during its brief turnaround before heading back to Britomart

At Penrose, we change to a Southern Line service to return home to Pukekohe. AM 537 stops at Platform 3 before continuing back north to Britomart

23 June 2019

At Penrose, we change to a Southern Line service to return home to Pukekohe. AM 537 stops at Platform 3 before continuing back north to Britomart

AM 714 arriving at Penrose with a friend heading towards Papakura

23 June 2019

AM 714 arriving at Penrose with a friend heading towards Papakura

Back at Papakura AM 714 waits in the dark to run back north

23 June 2019

Back at Papakura AM 714 waits in the dark to run back north

ADL 810 sits at Papakura Platform 4, waiting to take us back home to Pukekohe

23 June 2019

ADL 810 sits at Papakura Platform 4, waiting to take us back home to Pukekohe

Back home at Pukekohe, we see ADL 810 during its turnaround

23 June 2019

Back home at Pukekohe, we see ADL 810 during its turnaround

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