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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 throughout 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

Date Time Event location

Tuesday 26 June

10am to 1pm St Heliers Library, 32 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers

Tuesday 26 June

2pm to 5pm Glen Innes Library, 108 Line Road, Glen Innes

Wednesday 27 June

10am to 1pm Mt Roskill Library, 546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings

Wednesday 27 June

2pm to 5pm Onehunga Transport Centre, Upper Municipal Place, Onehunga

Thursday 28 June

10am to 1pm Point Chevalier Library, 1221 Great North Road, Point Chevalier

Thursday 28 June

3pm to 6pm City Centre, Commerce Street and 50 Customs Street East

Find out more information about the new network for central suburbs including maps.