There's great news for dog owners of ALL sizes today. Auckland transport has just allowed dogs of all sizes to travel on trains...
This is the second phase of the trial, it started with just small dogs allowed on trains, but now big dogs with a muzzle can also travel on trains starting December 8th.
Stacey van der Putten, Group Manager of Metro Services says:
This is another step in making public transport more accessible. There are many Aucklanders who may not have access to a vehicle to take their pet to the vet or to explore our city, this will potentially benefit both the owners and the pets.
The details and conditions are as follows:
- Pets can only travel on trains at off-peak times (9am-3pm and 6.30pm–end of service on weekdays, and all-day weekends and public holidays)
- All dogs must either be wearing an approved muzzle and lead or can be travelling in an approved pet carrier
- Domestic pets are to be enclosed in a suitable pet carrier that is small enough to be stored securely under the seat or held on the passenger’s lap
- Passengers travelling with domestic pets are responsible for their pet and must keep them caged and under control at stations, getting on or off the train, and while onboard trains
- Passengers travelling with domestic pets are responsible for all pet mess and must ensure that any pet mess is cleaned up before they get off the train
- Passengers may be refused entry to board the train if the train is crowded
- Passengers may be asked to leave the train with their domestic pet if the animal is causing or likely to cause a safety risk or nuisance to other customers
- Domestic pets travel free of charge on our services.
For more information visit the Auckland Transport website.