New Network for Pukekohe and Waiuku New Network for Pukekohe and Waiuku

New buses and bus routes were introduced in Pukekohe and Waiuku and south Auckland on Sunday 30 October 2016, when the southern New Network was launched.

What has changed

The New Network is a complete review and transformation of Auckland’s public transport network. It fundamentally changes the way bus services operate across all of Auckland.

We have launched the southern New Network on Sunday 30 October 2016. This includes:

  • New bus routes.
  • New bus numbers.
  • New timetables – new start times and finish times.
  • New information at bus stops.
  • Some people will need to connect with another bus or train to complete their journey.

New features for Pukekohe

  • Three new bus services for Pukekohe, running every 30 minutes, seven days a week. All three Pukekohe local loop services are seving the town centre, shopping area and are connecting with train services at the station.
  • A limited bus service from Pukekohe to Wesley College/Paerata.
  • Removal of bus services between Paerata and Papakura.

New features for Waiuku

Two bus services:

  1. A peak weekday Waiuku to Papakura service which will go via Kingseat. This is the same route as the current 479.
  2. A new route between Waiuku and Pukekohe, seven days a week.

Although there are plans to run the Waiuku bus route (396) through the Glenbrook Vintage Railway station at Glenbrook on Sundays when it is operating, a suitable solution for buses to stop and turn around at Glenbrook Station is still being explored.

We will continue to investigate options for buses to run there as soon as possible.

In the meantime, the 396 will travel to the Waiuku end of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway. 

Find out more about the principles of the New Network and how it is changing the way you use public transport.

New features for Tuakau and Port Waikato buses

The 476 has been renumbered to 398 and the 50 has been renumbered to 399. These buses will now all travel via Massey Ave and end at Pukekohe Station. Travel to Papakura or the city will be by train. These buses have had some timetable changes to better fit with the train timetable. See the new route maps.

No more 'hail and ride'

From Sunday 30 October, buses will only stop at bus stops. There are now more than 30 new bus stops for Pukekohe and Waiuku.

Having a formal bus stop gives customers confidence of where the bus will stop and pick up, and helps drivers know where to look out for waiting passengers. 

The health and safety of our customers is also top of mind for AT. By formalising bus stops we are making it illegal for other vehicles to park in these locations, giving buses more room to pull up to the kerb. This makes it easier and safer for passengers getting on and off the bus, particularly those with limited mobility, and those with small children, pushchairs etc.

Hail and ride by its nature is wherever you are, but is not always in an appropriate, safe location and also may vary from driver to driver, day-to-day, depending on where it is deemed safe by the driver to stop at any given time.

Using trains

Your train journey will stay the same. The train timetable and service frequencies will continue as it does now. Find out more about train services.

New bus route maps

The new bus routes replace all existing bus services in Pukekohe and Waiuku.

Check out these bus route maps to get to know your new journey.

Buses that go through Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau, Port Waikato

Bus stops closing

Three bus stops have closed closed in Pukekohe. This means regular public buses will no longer stop for passengers at these stops:

  • 23 Queen Street - stop 2847.
  • 149 Manukau Road - stop 2855.
  • Pukekohe Terminus - stop 2858.

Information brochures

Download the southern New Network brochure (PDF 2.81MB)

Read this information in:

Accessible documents

Consultation process

In 2014 between September and October, we carried out a public consultation on proposals to change bus services in Pukekohe and Waiuku. Overall, we received 939 responses. People were able to respond to proposed changes for both areas. 91% of the 643 respondents for Pukekohe supported the proposals and 95% of the 542 respondents for Waiuku supported the proposals too.

In April 2015, the final bus network was confirmed.

Projects to support the New Network in Pukekohe and Waiuku

Pukekohe Station

Construction on the Pukekohe bus interchange including a park and ride facility, a pedestrian overbridge between the rail station and interchange and improvements to the road intersection at Manukau, Harris and Custom Streets is expected to start around mid-2016.

Find out more about the Pukekohe Station project.

For more information

Contact Auckland Transport