Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Extra services during 6-day strike

Media Release - Auckland Regional Transport Authority

Extra services during 6-day strike

The Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) and bus operators are running extra bus services during the Stagecoach 6-day strike.

"We continue to be concerned at the inconvenience that ongoing strike action is causing bus users and the long term effect that this could have on bus patronage," says ARTA CEO Alan Thompson.

"ARTA is working with other public transport operators to offer some relief over the next six days," he says.

Bus operators and train operator Connex have all offered assistance by providing as much extra capacity as they are able.

Extra buses will run on existing routes and limited shuttle services will run between Takapuna and the CBD, and Mt Roskill and the CBD. There will also be a limited shuttle service between Swanson and the Henderson Transport Centre. "There are only a limited number of buses and drivers available. We're doing what we can, with what we've got," says Mr Thompson.

Train operator Connex is increasing the frequency of off-peak services on the Western Line, and running extra peak services between Otahuhu - Britomart and New Lynn - Britomart. A normal train timetable with additional capacity will run across the rail network on Saturday. This means that trains will have extra carriages wherever they are available.

Public transport users can contact Rideline on 09 366 6400 or www.rideline.co.nz for additional information.

Strike relief services - Thursday 5 May to Tuesday 10 May

Birkenhead Transport Limited will provide: Limited bus service from Takapuna Transport Centre to Downtown Auckland between 9am to 2:30pm, and 6:30pm to 9pm on weekdays.

Limited bus service from Takapuna Transport Centre to Downtown Auckland between 8am to 6:30pm on weekends.

Ritchies Transport Holdings Limited will provide: Limited bus service from Mt Roskill Shops to Britomart Transport Centre (via Dominion Road) between 7am to 7:30pm on weekdays.

Limited bus service from Mt Roskill Shops to Britomart Transport Centre (via Dominion Road) between 8:30am to 5pm on weekends.

Limited bus service from Swanson railway station to Henderson Transport Centre between 6:20am to 6:30pm on weekdays.

Limited bus service from Swanson railway station to Henderson Transport Centre between 8am to 5pm on weekends.

Howick and Eastern Existing express services will stop at all stops on request

Urban Express Existing Green Bay express services will stop at all stops on request

These additional services have been agreed with Stagecoach and the Combined Union senior representative.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news