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Auckland’s tertiary students begin year w discount

ARTA Media Release
27 February 2008

Auckland’s tertiary students begin year with a discount

As tertiary students get ready to return to campus they can now look forward to even cheaper bus and train fares.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) Chief Executive, Fergus Gammie says: “From 3 February, full-time tertiary students receive 40% off selected public transport fares. Because tertiary students are already setting an example to the rest of Auckland with their use of public transport we wanted to reward their travel behaviour and encourage them to continue leading the way using public transport as a habit.

“The Universities Travel Plan, released last September, showed that of the 40,000 students and staff who travel into Auckland's CBD each day of the semester, three quarters of students are already using a sustainable form of transport. If that same number of students chose to use cars to come into the city each day, the city would be impacted even further by congestion. The increased concession rate is part of ARTA's drive to improving value for money that passenger transport offers relative to the car. The new 40% discount for tertiary students is expected to result in an increase of up to 250,000 passenger trips in the year to February 2009.

“The 40% student discount is off a single adult cash fare and applies to 10-ride tickets and the 7-Day Northern Pass. For example, with the 40% discount tertiary students only pay $25.80 for a ten-ride stage 3 bus ticket. With the 20% discount tertiary students received until this month ten stage 3 bus rides would have cost $33.50; $7.70 more than they do now.”

To be eligible for the 40% discount, students must show a current student ID card from their tertiary institution with a MAXX student ID sticker, which will be issued to eligible students by registered tertiary institutions. This applies both when buying and using a ticket.

"Buying a discounted ticket will be even easier this year, as tertiary concession fares can now be purchased at more ticket agents – including transport hubs like Britomart, some malls and other retail outlets across Auckland. In the past, tertiary tickets were only available on campus,” Mr Gammie says.

For more information about the tertiary discount or about public transport services in the Auckland region please visit www.maxx.co.nz or phone 366 6400. AUT and University of Auckland students can also visit the MAXX Information Stand at AUT University Akoranga Campus on Friday 29 February, at AUT University Wellesley Campus between Monday 3 and Thursday 6 March, or at the University of Auckland in the week starting Monday 3 March.


Tertiary fares (valid from February 2008)*:

Ticket Price (for 10-ride tertiary tickets)
Veolia Transport train services
1 Stage $8.40
2 Stages $16.80
3 Stages $22.80
4 Stages $28.80
5 Stages $34.20
6 Stages $37.80
Pukekohe to Auckland $54.60+
Pine Harbour ferry services*
Pine Harbour ferry to/from Auckland $50.00
West Harbour ferry services*
West Harbour ferry to/from Auckland $71.00
Birkenhead Transport bus services
Inner City N/A
1 Stage $9.60
2 Stages $19.20
3 Stages $25.80
4 Stages $32.40
Howick and Eastern bus services
Inner City N/A
1 Stage $9.60
2 Stages $19.20
3 Stages $25.80
4 Stages $32.40
5 Stages $39.00
Ritchies Transport bus fares
Inner City N/A
1 Stage $9.60
2 Stages $19.20
3 Stages $25.80
4 Stages $32.40
5 Stages $39.00
6 Stages $45.00
7 Stages $51.60
8 Stages $58.20
Stagecoach bus services
The Link N/A
Inner City N/A
1 Stage $9.60
2 Stages $19.20
3 Stages $25.80
4 Stages $32.40
5 Stages $39.00
6 Stages $45.00
7 Stages $51.60
8 Stages $58.20
Urban Express bus services
Inner City N/A
1 Stage $9.60
2 Stages $19.20
3 Stages $25.80
4 Stages $32.40
5 Stages $39.00

Northern Pass Price for 7-Day Pass
7-Day Pass for tertiary students – Upper Zone, Lower Zone and to/from Auckland City $28.50
7-Day Pass for tertiary students – Lower Zone and to/from Auckland City $21.50
7-Day Pass for tertiary students – Upper and Lower Zone only $21.50

* Please note that the price for the 10-ride ferry tickets has not changed as the tertiary discount for 10-ride tickets for Pine Harbour, West Harbour and Fullers ferry services (excluding Waiheke services) was already 40% or greater due to the higher cost of ferry services.


Tertiary ticketing outlets:

Ticket agent Tickets available
Tertiary institutions
University of Auckland, City Campus (Kiosk near the Quad)
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach, Ritchies Transport, Howick & Eastern, Birkenhead Transport and Urban Express
* Veolia Transport train tickets
University of Auckland, Faculty of Education, Epsom
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
University of Auckland, Tamaki Campus
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
AUT University, Wellesley Campus (AUSM Office)
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach, Ritchies Transport, Howick & Eastern, and Birkenhead Transport
* Veolia Transport train tickets
AUT University, Akoranga Campus (AUSM Office)
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach, Ritchies Transport and Birkenhead Transport
Massey University (ASA Atrium Office)
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Ritchies Transport and Birkenhead Transport
Manukau Institute of Technology (Staff Services Building)
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach and Howick & Eastern
* Veolia Transport train tickets
Unitec New Zealand, Mt Albert Campus (USU Reception, Building 180)
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach, Ritchies Transport, Birkenhead Transport and Urban Express
* Veolia Transport train tickets
Unitec New Zealand, Waitakere Campus (Student Services Building)
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach and Ritchies Transport
* Veolia Transport train tickets
Transport hubs
Albany Park and Ride, Northern Busway
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Constellation Park and Ride, Northern Busway
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Britomart Transport Centre
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach and Howick & Eastern
* Veolia Transport train tickets
New Lynn Transport Centre
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Otahuhu Transport Centre
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Howick & Eastern Bus Depot
* 10-ride bus tickets for Howick & Eastern
Papakura Bus Stop Kiosk, Shop 13 Selwyn Arcade, Papakura
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Downtown Ferry Terminal
* 10-ride Fullers ferry tickets
Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal
* 10-ride Fullers ferry tickets
Devonport Ferry Terminal
* 10-ride Fullers ferry tickets
Pine Harbour Marina
* 10-ride Pine Harbour ferry tickets
On board ferries
* 10-ride Pine Harbour, West Harbour and Fullers ferry tickets (excluding Waiheke tickets)
Retail outlets
Onehunga Mall (Onehunga Office Supplies), Onehunga
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Westfield Mega Mall, Albany
* 7-Day Northern Pass
Cardales Stationery, Albany Mega Centre, Albany
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Harris Road Superette, 2/2 Harris Road, Mt Wellington
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Maskells Stationery, St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Pioneer Mini Mart, 575 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay Road
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Te Atatu Superette, 542 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Toyworld, 71 Clyde Road, Browns Bay
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Victoria Ave Superette, 176 Victoria Avenue, Remuera
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach
Victoria Street Lotto, Victoria Street West, Auckland City
* 7-Day Northern Pass
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach and Birkenhead Transport
Village Dairy, 545 Remuera Rd, Remuera
* 10-ride bus tickets for Stagecoach


ENDS

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