Auckland commuters told 'it would be great if you could travel before 5pm' when thousands of Adele fans flock to Mt Smart




Adele ticket holders are warned to start planning travel arrangements and to expect delays as over 45,000 people will flock to Mount Smart Stadium on each of the three concert days this week.

Residents living near Domain Stadium had good reason to step outside to hear what was going on.

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The 'Hello' hitmaker will perform concerts on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday nights having rocked Australia. 

She is the record holder for the fastest selling tour in New Zealand by an artist, and the highest number of tickets sold in one day, in excess of 100,000.

Auckland Transport says there won't be any event buses travelling from the North Shore, with options limited to catching Northern Express services for free from 3:30pm into the city by showing concert tickets. 

From there, passengers are told to follow the signage to the event buses or trains in the city. 

Public transport will be "very busy and there may be delays," especially on Thursday night as the show begins at 7:30pm, at the end of peak hour traffic.

"We are putting on extra buses and trains but we will be stretched particularly on Thursday," says Group Manager AT Metro Operations Brendon Main.

"We've even brought in bus drivers from outside Auckland to help.

"Our advice is to travel early to allow plenty of time to get to the stadium and if you're a commuter on the Southern or Onehunga Lines it would be a great if you could travel before 5pm."

On Thursday, starting at 4pm, special event buses will operate from a temporary stop on Quay Street between Britomart Place and Tangihua Street. 

For Adele's weekend concerts, buses will depart from Quay Street between Queen Street and Customs Street and will leave Mt Smart Stadium at a departure point on O'Rorke Road on the left hand side facing Church Street, past Gate C. 

Auckland Transport has scheduled additional trains before and after the concerts on the Southern and Onehunga Lines to and from Penrose, which is a 10 to 15 minute walk to the Stadium grounds. 

For a full guide on public transport to and from Adele's concerts, click here

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