Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.

However, drivers will meet on Tuesday (24 April) to ratify the settlement to the dispute. This meeting means NZ Bus services will be cancelled after morning peak. Services on Tuesday will be disrupted between 9:30am and 2:30pm, some services immediately before or after this could also be affected.

Use the journey planner to plan an alternative trip, under advanced options select the service operator. Ensure Go West, Metrolink and North Star are not selected. 

Bus services run by other operators are not affected and train and ferry services will run as usual on Tuesday.

Note: CityLink and InnerLink services will continue to operate during the disruption.

List of NZ Bus services not operating

Published 20 April 2018 | Last updated 23 April 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change

Auckland Transport

Owens Road, Epsom - Clearway Owens Road, Epsom - Clearway

Consultation status: closed 1 February 2017

We are proposing to install a Clearway to help reduce congestion on Owens Road. The clearway will operate on weekdays from 7am to 9 am and from 4pm to 6pm.

Why changes are needed

The proposed clearway will help alleviate this congestion and improve the capacity of this road.

Download the consultation drawing for Owens Road, Epsom (PDF 296KB) 


Thank you everyone for your feedback.

The proposal received mixed feedback with some concerns raised by respondents. After reviewing this feedback and all other supporting evidence, the proposal will proceed without changes to the next stage of detailed planning.

Specific feedback and proposed solution

  • Request that the clearway operate for a longer period each day. We have investigated if the clearway needs to operate for a longer period each day however our site visits have concluded it is not necessary at this time.
  • Suggestion that the clearway be extended further along Owens Road or Mountain Road. The reason we are proposing to install at clearway in this location is to avoid the need for major civil works. Mountain Road was also considered for a clearway however our investigations showed traffic cleared easily and a clearway was not justified for this location.
  • Concern that lane markings on Owens Road are confusing. We have audited these road markings and found there are currently no issues.
  • Suggestion that the clearway would increase traffic volumes and speed up traffic in the area. We do not believe a clearway will increase traffic or speeds as the clearway being installed to assist with existing volumes and will not attract more.
  • Request to review light phasing. We have forwarded the request to review the phasing of the traffic lights at this intersection to the appropriate team.

Next stage

We expect to introduce this work by June 2017, subject to any further changes in design or funding issues. Contractors will issue 48-hour notice to all residents in the area prior to starting construction work.