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.
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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:
- A peak weekday Waiuku to Papakura service which will go via Kingseat. This is the same route as the current 479.
- 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.
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.
Planning your new journeys
The Journey Planner can help you plan your travel in 3 easy steps. All you need to do is type in your ‘from’ and ‘to’ locations and the time you want to travel.
It is important to select a date from Sunday 30 October onwards for your new journey details.
Visit our Customer Service Centres
Get assistance from our friendly AT staff at our Customer Service Centres: Papakura Train Station, Manukau Train Station, Botany Town Centre, Newmarket Train Station, AUT City Campus, and Britomart Transport Centre.
Track My Bus app
Track My Bus is an app that lets you track the progress of your bus in real-time, so you’ll always know how much time is
Other ways to stay informed:
- Follow our Twitter and Instagram accounts for up-to-date information.
- Sign up to our New Network newsletter.
- Look out for posters at key bus stops and train stations.
- South Auckland libraries, Citizen Advice Bureaux, and local board offices will have information available.
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.
- Pukekohe and Waiuku implementation map (PDF 634KB).
- South Auckland New Network implementation map (PDF 1.3MB).
Buses that go through Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau, Port Waikato
- 391 Pukekohe Northeast Loop: East St, Cape Hill Rd (anti-clockwise only) (PDF 114KB).
- 392 Pukekohe Northwest Loop: Seddon St, Helvetia Rd (anti-clockwise only) (PDF 73KB).
- 393 Pukekohe South Loop: Manukau Rd, West St (clockwise only) (PDF 75KB).
- 394 Wesley College, Pukekohe Station (PDF 74KB).
- 395 Waiuku, Kingseat Rd, Linwood Rd, Papakura Station weekday (peak only) (PDF 319KB).
- 396 Waiuku, Patumahoe, Pukekohe Station (off-peak and weekends) (PDF 396KB).
- 398 Pukekohe Station, Tuakau (PDF 911KB) and 398 Tuakau, Pukekohe Station (PDF 912KB).
- 399 Port Waikato, Tuakau, Pukekohe Station (PDF 872KB) and Route 399 Pukekohe Station, Tuakau, Port Waikato (PDF 871KB).
PDF timetables are available to download and view or print.
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.
Download the southern New Network brochure (PDF 2.81MB)
- Southern New Network brochure - large print version (PDF 148KB)
- Southern New Network brochure - e-text version (.txt 32KB)
- Southern New Network brochure - accessible document (.doc 140KB)
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
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.