The train service in Auckland is somewhat limited but is still quite decent. Trains are generally clean, cheap and usually on time; however, they are not very frequent and you would need to refer to a timetable to figure out your agenda/route. In recent years, the train service has improved mainly due to increased investment in train carriages and the upgrading of many of the 36 train stations.
Auckland has 3 train routes and train services generally run every hour. One train goes westward and two go southwards. The three lines are: the Eastern, Southern and Western Lines. Another train service is the Veolia Transport. For further information contact Maxx (tel. 09/366-6400;) for details and schedules.