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New bus services coming to Auckland’s central suburbs

Auckland Transport media release

24 May 2018

New bus services coming to Auckland’s central suburbs

Major improvements are on the way for bus services in Auckland’s central suburbs.

The New Network will roll out on Sunday 8 July, with many buses arriving more frequently every day of the week, with better access to popular destinations.

A new Link service will also be added to the network, the Tāmaki Link, which will provide a frequent bus service between the eastern bays and Britomart.

There will also be a new bus service between St Lukes, Kingsland, Ponsonby and Wynyard Quarter, every 15-20 minutes, 7am to late in the evening, 7 days a week, connecting to nightlife, entertainment and dining hubs.

Auckland Transport’s Network Development Manager, Anthony Cross says, “We are creating more options for people to travel where they want, when they want. By introducing more frequent, seven-day a week services on major routes it makes the network much simpler to understand. Ultimately, the aim is for passengers to be able to turn up and go without a timetable on all main roads.

“We have planned the New Network to meet the needs of our growing city. It was created with customers’ feedback in mind from an extensive consultation in 2015. We’ve used that time to plan and prepare for a more connective network which has fewer routes for simplicity, but with greater frequency for usefulness. While it may take some time getting used to the changes, we are confident it provides public transport users with more freedom and more travel options.”

School buses operated by Auckland Transport in the central suburbs will get new route numbers and some will have route changes from Monday 23 July 2018, the start of Term 3.

AT will be supporting customers through the changes, with ambassadors at key locations who can help them plan their journey and find the bus they need to catch.

Brochures will be delivered to households and public information events will be held in June.

Hindi and Mandarin speaking ambassadors will also be available to assist at these events.

The New Network is a simpler, more connected bus network which launched in south Auckland in October 2016, the west in June 2017 and the east in December 2017.

The North Shore, Hibiscus Coast and Warkworth are planned to follow later in the year.

Public Information Events

DateTimeEvent Location
Tuesday 26 June10am to 1pmSt Heliers Library
32 St Heliers Bay Road,
St Heliers
Tuesday 26 June2pm to 5pmGlen Innes Library
108 Line Road,
Glen Innes
Wednesday 27 June10am to 1pmMt Roskill Library
546 Mount Albert Road,
Three Kings
Wednesday 27 June2pm to 5pmOnehunga Transport Centre
Upper Municipal Place,
Onehunga
Thursday 28 June10am to 1pmPoint Chevalier Library
1221 Great North Road,
Point Chevalier
Thursday 28 June3pm to 6pmCity Centre
Commerce Street and
50 Customs Street East

More information including maps can be found here: https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/new-public-transport-network/new-network-for-the-central-suburbs/

ENDS


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