Night Train Special For GUNS N' ROSES' New Zealand Concert

Mathew Dearnaley of The New Zealand Herald reports:

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose has given Auckland transport officials a good disaster planning workout — trying to match ultra-late services to his erratic concert times.

Nervous about reports that the temperamental frontman has been leaving it until close to midnight before making stage appearances in Australia, the Auckland Regional Transport Authority has arranged for trains, ferries and buses to carry his fans home from Vector Arena well after the witching hour tonight (June 29) and tomorrow night (June 30).

Trains will leave Britomart in three directions between 1.55am and 2.05am on both nights, setting a record for Auckland suburban rail services.

A ferry will carry fans back to Devonport at 1.30am.

For those wanting to stay up even later, buses will drop fans off at bars and nightclubs along Queen St and Karangahape Rd.

Transport authority spokesman Sharon Hunter said it was no easy task trying to plan services for the veteran rockers' show, although her organisation had recently hired a special events coordinator with wide international experience for such occasions.

Read the entire article from The New Zealand Herald.

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