Rugby World Cup 2011: Part 1 – Getting from Downtown to Eden Park Stadium #RWC2011

Our new feature, by a South African, now based in Auckland, takes us on a visual tour of Auckland, as the city prepares to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Yesterday I caught the train from Britomart train station (downtown) to Kingsland train station (Eden Park) so that I could provide us with some updated images of EDEN PARK STADIUM. The landscaping is looking amazing and all that is left to do is the construction of the temporary seating. It is hard to imagine that it is the same area from 5 years ago.

Boarding at Britomart train station in downtown Auckland.

Arrival at Kingsland train station.

The walk from the train station to the stadium. Eden Park is rich in history and full of heritage listed buildings and villas (Victorian cottages)

Arrival at the stadium | Gate A.