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# 210309 22-Mar-2017 09:46
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Wifey and daughter and sister in law are going to the Adele concert at Mt Smart tomorrow night.

 

They'll be staying at a motel in Mangere and will have a car.

 

Trying to help figure out their best option to get to the venue.  I'm thinking they could drive to Otahuhu train station and jump on a train to Penrose and walk from there.  Unfortunately I can't find any info on parking at Otahuhu station, Google satellite view doesn't look too promising.

 

Does any one know if there is any public parking around there (from 5pm-ish), or should they consider a different way to get to Mt Smart.





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  # 1745591 22-Mar-2017 09:56
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Not sure about the parking around Otahuhu Station, but there must be some around there (side streets etc)?

 

The only advice I can offer, is leave with plenty of time. I imagine traffice and public transport will be bedlam around 430 to 630 given that it is still a working day and a few hundred thousand people will be trying to get home as well as 40,000 people trying to get to Mt Smart.

 

Mangere isn't that far from Mt Smart - a taxi/uber would be a good option I'd have thought. Getting out afterwards will be a bit more difficult though.

 

 

 

Another option, and it seems a bit counter productive, would be to drive into the city, park in a council car park (Downtown) and train from Britomart? They could have a quick bite in the city, hop on a train at 530-6ish and should make Mt Smart by 630-7ish. Lots of trains and buses after the concert to get them back to the city. Car park will cost $3 an hour before 6pm, then $2 per hour after that to a max of $10.


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  # 1745592 22-Mar-2017 09:58
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Uber it there and back - less stress :)

 

Mangere is only few mins from the venue really.

 

 





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  # 1745593 22-Mar-2017 09:59
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xpd:

 

Uber it there and back - less stress :)

 

Mangere is only few mins from the venue really.

 

 

 

 

Uber, you must be joking if thousands of people going to the same place.  The charge would be nuts




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trig42:

 

 

 

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Another option, and it seems a bit counter productive, would be to drive into the city, park in a council car park (Downtown) and train from Britomart? They could have a quick bite in the city, hop on a train at 530-6ish and should make Mt Smart by 630-7ish. Lots of trains and buses after the concert to get them back to the city. Car park will cost $3 an hour before 6pm, then $2 per hour after that to a max of $10.

 

 

 

 

I'm now wondering if Papapatoetoe station is a better option than Otahu.  Also doesn't seem too far from Mangere ( yes, i do realise it's rush-hour) and it has quite a big commuter carpark.  If it's anything like Wellington ones these start to get free spaces after about 4pm.





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  # 1745670 22-Mar-2017 11:43
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floydbloke:

 

trig42:

 

 

 

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Another option, and it seems a bit counter productive, would be to drive into the city, park in a council car park (Downtown) and train from Britomart? They could have a quick bite in the city, hop on a train at 530-6ish and should make Mt Smart by 630-7ish. Lots of trains and buses after the concert to get them back to the city. Car park will cost $3 an hour before 6pm, then $2 per hour after that to a max of $10.

 

 

 

 

I'm now wondering if Papapatoetoe station is a better option than Otahu.  Also doesn't seem too far from Mangere ( yes, i do realize it's rush-hour) and it has quite a big commuter carpark.  If it's anything like Wellington ones these start to get free spaces after about 4pm.

 

 

Yes I think that the Papatoetoe Park and Steal would be a better option.





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  # 1745756 22-Mar-2017 13:04
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why not drive to the onehunga station? more parking than otahuhu the train ends up marginally closer to the stadium too.




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  # 1745845 22-Mar-2017 14:08
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why not drive to the onehunga station? more parking than otahuhu the train ends up marginally closer to the stadium too.

 

 

I did look at that.  Have pretty much written off Otahuhu becuase if they have to find a spot in a side-street they're likely to lose their way (they're not very tech-savvy, they might struggle with maps on a smartphone).  Papatoetoe seems to have more parking capacity than Onehunga and it's right there at the station.  I will give them the options.

 

Thanks everyone for the help.





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