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Bus diversions and stop closures due to the Midnight Madness Street Festival in Howick Bus diversions and stop closures due to the Midnight Madness Street Festival in Howick

Bus route diversions in Howick and stop closures along Picton Street will be in place for the safety of patrons attending Midnight Madness.

Date: Friday 23 November 2018.
Time: 4:00 pm to 12:00 am (midnight).
Routes affected: 70H, 72C, 72M, 72X, 711, and 735.


Some delays can be expected.


Bus services affected

Detour for the 70H Britomart to Howick and Botany via Ellerslie and Panmure service.

To City Centre From City Centre
No change Head east on Picton Street toward Walter MacDonald Street
At the roundabout turn right on to Wellington Street
Left to Fencible Drive
Stop at temporary stop at 16 Fencible Drive
Straight on to Fencible Drive
Left to Cook Street
Right to Selwyn Road
Continue as normal

Detour for the 72C Botany and Howick to Panmure via Chapel Road, Cook Street, and Pakuranga service.

To City Centre From City Centre
Head north on Cook Street Head east on Picton Street toward Walter MacDonald Street
At the roundabout take the first exit on to Fencible Drive At the roundabout turn right on to Wellington Street
Stop at temporary bus stop at 41 Fencible Drive Left to Fencible Drive
Right to Wellington Street Stop at temporary stop at 16 Fencible Drive
At the roundabout take the first exit on to Picton Street Straight on to Fencible Drive
Continue as normal Left to Cook Street
Continue as normal

Detour for the 72M Botany and Howick to Panmure via Millhouse Drive, Meadowland Drive, 72X Botany and Howick to Britomart Express via Panmure and Motorway, 735 Botany to Half Moon Bay via Cockle Bay and Howick service.

To City Centre From City Centre
Head west on Selwyn Road towards The Glebe Head east on Picton Street toward Walter MacDonald Street
At the roundabout take the first exit on to Cook Street At the roundabout turn right on to Wellington Street
At the roundabout take the second exit on to Fencible Drive Left to Fencible Drive
Stop at temporary bus stop at 41 Fencible Drive Stop at temporary stop at 16 Fencible Drive
Right on to Wellington Street Straight on to Fencible Drive
At the roundabout take the first exit on to Picton Street Left to Cook Street
Continue on route as normal Right to Selwyn Road
Continue as normal

Detour for the 711 Howick to Panmure via Cascades Road service.

To Howick To Panmure
Head north on Cook Street Stop at temporary bus stop at 16 Fencible Drive
At the roundabout, take the first exit on to Fencible Drive Continue straight on Fencible Drive
Stop at temporary bus stop at 41 Fencible Drive At the second roundabout, turn right on to Cook Street
Continue as normal


​Bus stops closed

Bus stops closed Alternative stops Affected services
43 Cook Street (1933) Temporary bus stop outside 41 Fencible Drive 711, 72C
25 Picton Street (6463) 8 Ridge Road (1960) 72C, 72M, 72X
Picton Street near Uxbridge Road (6264) Temporary bus stop outside 16 Fencible Drive 70H, 72C, 72M, 72X, 735, 711
111 Picton Street (5267) Temporary bus stop outside 41 Fencible Drive 72C, 72M, 72X, 735, 711


Published 29 October 2018 | Last Updated 29 October 2018
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change