Strike action scheduled for Monday 23 to Friday 27 April involving drivers for NZ Bus has been withdrawn by First Union and Tramways Union.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

Strong international interest in City Rail Link construction

The City Rail Link (CRL) has attracted strong international interest in the contract for the project’s tunnels and stations.

Ten companies from Europe, China, Australia and New Zealand have participated in the pre-qualification phase and eight have been approved to move to the next phase which is the expression of interest.

The two that were not approved are specialist service providers best placed to provide sub-consultancy services to the eventual contractor.

Project director Chris Meale says it is great to see such a wide range of positive interest in delivering the project for Auckland.

“We had hundreds of people attend an industry briefing late last year and it is rewarding to see that investment paying off for us in the quality and breadth of experience that the bidders are bringing to the process.

“We are competing with other major infrastructure projects worldwide and it is important to attract enough interest for a competitive process that will ensure Auckland gets value for money.”

Expressions of interest for the tunnel and station work will be released shortly, then evaluated, and in around October two will be shortlisted for the tender phase.

“The tender process, for a project as complex as CRL, will take several months. Tenders will then be evaluated before the contractor is selected next year” says Mr Meale. 

Read about the City Rail Link