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New Network for south Auckland

On Sunday 30 October 2016, all bus services in South Auckland (including Pukekohe and Waiuku) changed when the New Network was launched. 

Changes

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What has changed?

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

Auckland Transport (AT) rolled out the southern New Network on Sunday 30 October 2016. This means:

  • 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.

Benefits

  • Simpler – a simpler network makes public transport a more attractive and easier option for a wider range of activities, as well as new or one-off trips.
  • Frequent – more buses are running more frequently throughout the day, 7am – 7pm, 7 days a week. Buses are operating outside the hours 7am to 7pm, but at reduced frequencies.
  • Choice – with new Simpler Fares introduced in August, you’re able to take advantage of connecting to more destinations.

Find out more about the principles of the New Network and how can change the way you use public transport.


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.

Visit our Customer Service Centres

Get assistance from our friendly AT staff at our Customer Service Centres: Pukekohe Train Station, 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 up your sleeve.

Other ways to be informed


Getting to and from the city

For many people, trips to and from the city will now need to be made by train. Only these bus services will run from south Auckland all the way into central Auckland:

  • Māngere – 309 and limited peak service 309x.
  • Papakura – 360x limited peak-only motorway express service.
  • Ōtāhuhu – 322 in peak periods Monday to Friday and after last trains Monday to Thursday along Great South Rd.

Otherwise, if you are travelling to and from the city you will need to take a local bus to a train station and transfer to a train. From the city, take a train to your local station and transfer to a local bus.

Trains on the Southern and Eastern Lines run every 10 minutes during peak times, Monday to Friday.

Find out more about train times and train services.

How to get to Symonds St and city university campuses

  • Take the train to Britomart then take one of the frequent buses that travel via Symonds St.
  • Take the train to Newmarket then take one of the frequent buses that travel via Symonds St.
  • The 309 and the 309x bus service from Mangere travels to the city via Symonds St and Karangahape Rd.
  • The 322 and 360x peak bus services also travel via Symonds St and Anzac Ave.

Changes to other central Auckland services

Some other central Auckland bus routes that connect at Panmure, Sylvia Park, Ōtāhuhu, and Onehunga are affected by the southern New Network changes, particularly bus routes that travel along Tamaki Drive, Mt Wellington Highway, and Manukau Road.  

Get more details about timetable changes to eastern bays, Mt Wellington, and Manukau Rd services.


New route maps

All current bus routes in south Auckland, Pukekohe, and Waiuku have completely changed on Sunday 30 October 2016.

School buses are not changing in October, however school buses will be reviewed in 2017. Some long distance bus services are proposed to be withdrawn. Find out more and give feedback.

The following bus services are not changing in October: 008, 009, 010, 011, 500, 501, 545, 550, 551, 552, 565, 575, 580, 589.

Download the new maps showing all bus routes

How to read the new maps:

  1. Look for your start and end points.
  2. Find your nearest bus route.
  3. Follow that route.
  4. You may need to transfer to another bus or train to complete your journey.

Bus stops closing

Several bus and school bus stops closed on Sunday 30 October. This means regular public buses will no longer stop for passengers at these stops.

Some of the stops closed to regular buses will still be used for school buses. School buses will only stop for school students at these stops. 

Closing bus stops will have notices advertising the closure posted on them. Bus stops, poles and bus shelters will remain in place.

Refer to the new bus route maps for your closest alternative bus service. 

Clendon Park

Bus stop closures

  • 6 Moncrieff Avenue - stop 6898
  • 40 Moncrieff Avenue - stop 6900
  • 3 Moncrieff Avenue - stop 6911
  • 47 Moncrieff Avenue - stop 6913

School bus stop only

  • 31 Burundi Avenue - stop 2225
  • 44 Burundi Avenue - stop 2306
  • 352 Roscommon Road - stop 6120
  • 66 Burundi Avenue - stop 6124
  • 22 Burundi Avenue - stop 6854
  • 51 Burundi Avenue - stop 6863

Manurewa

Bus stop closures

  • Sykes Road (by Recreation Centre) - stop 1706
  • 24 Sharland Avenue - stop 2124
  • Hail and ride, Langley Road - stop 2261
  • 56 Sharland Avenue - stop 2312
  • 2 Beatty Avenue - stop 2368
  • 23 Sharland Avenue - stop 2451
  • 55 Sharland Avenue - stop 6079
  • Opposite 49 Jellicoe Road - stop 6824
  • 68 Jellicoe Road - stop 6826
  • 98 Wordsworth Road - stop 6840
  • 126 Wordsworth Road - stop 6842
  • 99 Wordsworth Road - stop 6849
  • 123 Wordsworth Road - stop 6851
  • 14 Swallow Drive - stop 6882
  • 4 Burbank Avenue - stop 6890
  • 18 Burbank Avenue - stop 6892
  • 38 Burbank Avenue - stop 6894
  • 9 Swallow Drive - stop 6895
  • 3 Burbank Avenue - stop 6903
  • 21 Burbank Avenue - stop 6905
  • 41 Burbank Avenue - stop 6907

School bus stop only

  • Manurewa Intermediate bus bay - stop 2356
  • 210 Great South Road - stop 6040
  • 149 Great South Road - stop 6043
  • 185 Great South Road - stop 6045
  • 207 Weymouth Road - stop 6773
  • 10 Friedlanders Road - stop 6830
  • 48 Friedlanders Road - stop 6832
  • 80 Friedlanders Road - stop 6834
  • 17 Jellicoe Road - stop 6835
  • 51 Jellicoe Road - stop 6837
  • 85 Jellicoe Road - stop 6839
  • 58 Burbank Avenue - stop 6896
  • 61 Burbank Avenue - stop 6909

Randwick Park

Bus stop closures

  • 144 Shifnal Drive - stop 6750
  • 4 Nearco Street - stop 6754

School bus stop only

  • 495 Porchester Road - stop 2087
  • 522 Porchester Road - stop 6988

Manukau

Bus stop closures

  • 36 Cavendish Drive - stop 6538
  • 39 Cavendish Drive - stop 6543
  • 61 Cavendish Drive - stop 6625
  • Manukau City Centre - stop 6921
  • 56 Cavendish Drive - stop 6963

Wattle Downs

School bus stop only

  • 213 Carboustie Drive - stop 6821

East Tamaki

Bus stop closures

  • Maurice Paykel Place - stop 2081
  • Opposite 6 Greenmount Drive - stop 2113
  • Greenmount Drive (near Parkwood Place) - stop 6301
  • Opposite 7 Neilpark Drive - stop 6346
  • 26 Neilpark Drive - stop 6348
  • 16 Allens Road - stop 6350
  • 56 Allens Road - stop 6352
  • 2 Greenmount Drive - stop 6356
  • Greenmount Drive, near Ti Rakau Drive - stop 6358
  • Greenmount Drive, opposite Ti Rakau Interchange - stop 6371

Otara

Bus stop closures

  • 53 Ormiston Road - stop 2499
  • Johnstones Road opposite Eileen Lane - stop 6338
  • 11 Alexander Crescent - stop 6391
  • 22 Clyde Road - stop 6393

School bus stop only

  • Opposite 14 Johnstones Road - stop 6349

Favona

Bus stop closures

  • 80 Favona Road - stop 2098

School bus stop only

  • 18 Robertson Road - stop 2096
  • 9 Robertson Road - stop 2211
  • 12 Mahunga Road - stop 6672
  • Opposite 37 Mahunga Drive - stop 6674
  • Opposite 59 Mahunga Drive - stop 6676
  • 70 Mahunga Drive - stop 6678
  • 11 Mahunga Drive - stop 6679 
  • 29 Mahunga Drive - stop 6681
  • 59 Mahunga Drive - stop 6683
  • 71 Mahunga Drive - stop 6685

Mangere

Bus stop closures

  • 7 Mascot Avenue - stop 6643
  • 38 Rennie Drive - stop 6666
  • 71 Montgomerie Road - stop 6669
  • 54 Andrew Baxter Drive - stop 6670
  • 17 Brigade Road - stop 6675

School bus stop only

  • 5 Hall Avenue - stop 6617
  • 10 Hall Avenue - stop 6618
  • 35 Hall Avenue - stop 6619
  • Opposite 2 Elmdon Street - stop 6621
  • 4 Elmdon Street - stop 6622
  • 8 Mascot Avenue - stop 6644

Mangere East

Bus stop closures

  • 69 Vine Street - stop 2213
  • 64 Vine Street - stop 2216
  • 70 Raglan Street - stop 6432
  • 97 Raglan Street - stop 6449
  • 6 Ashley Avenue - stop 6628
  • Opposite 43 Ashley Avenue - stop 6630

School bus stop only

  • 43 Cheviot Street - stop 2095
  • 4 Garus Avenue - stop 6584
  • 17 Garus Avenue - stop 6585
  • 26 Cheviot Street - stop 6610
  • 13 Ashley Avenue - stop 6627
  • 43 Ashley Avenue - stop 6629

Ōtāhuhu

Bus stop closures

  • 13 Frank Grey Place - stop 1037

School bus stop only

  • 59 Princes Street - stop 1431
  • 27 Fairburn Road (for Fairburn Primary) - stop 1463
  • 145 Station Road - stop 1725
  • 41 Princes Street - stop 7885
  • 83 Princes Street - stop 7993

Papatoetoe

Bus stop closures

  • 152 Great South Road - stop 6012
  • 55 Kolmar Road - stop 6485
  • 137 Kolmar Road - stop 6489

School bus stop only

  • 104 Hillside Road - stop 6456
  • 2 Gifford Road - stop 6458
  • Opposite 29 Gifford Road - stop 6460
  • 34 Kolmar Road - stop 6470
  • 81 Hillside Road - stop 6471
  • 64 Kolmar Road - stop 6472
  • 86 Kolmar Road - stop 6474
  • 29 Gifford Road - stop 6475
  • 166 Kolmar Road - stop 6478
  • 27 East Tamaki Road - stop 6479
  • 76 Coronation Road - stop 6484
  • 110 Coronation Road - stop 6486
  • 83 Kolmar Road - stop 6487
  • 23 Coronation Road - stop 6491
  • 71 Coronation Road - stop 6493
  • 105 Coronation Road - stop 6495
  • 95 Puhinui Road - stop 6557
  • 116 Puhinui Road - stop 6558
  • 125 Puhinui Road - stop 6559
  • 130 Puhinui Road - stop 6560
  • 5 Gifford Road - stop 6899

Karaka

Bus stop closures

  • Karaka Road, near Jesmond Road - stop 2501
  • Karaka Road, opposite McPherson Road - stop 2503

Papakura

Bus stop closures

  • 105 Dominion Road - stop 2555
  • 36 Valentine Road - stop 2556
  • 5 Valentine Road - stop 2559
  • 33 Valentine Road - stop 2561
  • 67 Valentine Road - stop 2563
  • 45 Sheehan Avenue - stop 2565
  • Opposite 107 Dominion Road - 2566
  • 59 Willis Road - stop 2567
  • 135 Dominion Road - stop 2571
  • 20 Bunnythorpe Road - stop 2600
  • 17 Bunnythorpe Road - stop 2601
  • 2 Bunnythorpe Road - stop 2602
  • 33 Cosgrave Road - stop 2603
  • 8 Cosgrave Road - stop 2604
  • 3 Bunnythorpe Road - stop 2605
  • 26 Cosgrave Road - 2606
  • 1 Cosgrave Road - 2607
  • 102 Clevedon Road - 2608
  • 148 Clevedon Road - stop 2610
  • 34 Shirley Avenue - stop 2612
  • 19 Laurie Avenue - stop 2627
  • Opposite 2 Sheehan Avenue - stop 2631
  • 130 Dominion Road - stop 2633
  • 2 Laurie Avenue - stop 2646
  • 20 Laurie Avenue - stop 2648
  • 6 Valentine Street - stop 2652
  • 72 Clevedon Road - stop 2656
  • 54 Valentine Street - stop 2700
  • 17 Sheehan Avenue - stop 2707
  • Karaka Road, near Bycroft Road - stop 2806
  • Karaka Road, near Blackridge Road - stop 2811
  • Karaka Road, opposite Bycroft Road - stop 2815
  • 671 Karaka Road - stop 2897

Red Hill

Bus stop closures

  • 7 Balmerino Avenue - stop 2613
  • 8 Fairdale Avenue - stop 2622
  • 8 Mack Place - stop 2624
  • 32 Mack Place - stop 2626
  • 7 Fairdale Avenue - stop 2703

Pukekohe

Bus stop closures

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

New bus route maps

Buses that go to Middlemore Hospital, Auckland City Hospital and Greenlane Hospital

The 283 has been renumbered to 321. The Hospitals 321 goes to Middlemore Hospital, Ōtāhuhu, Great South Rd to Ellerslie Station, Greenlane Clinical Centre, Auckland Hospital, and Britomart.

Download the route map for 321 Middlemore, Hospitals, Britomart (Monday to Friday only) (PDF 266KB).

  • Auckland Hospital options - From Newmarket or Britomart you can catch one of the many buses that go past the hospital
  • Middlemore Hospital options - There are frequent trains to Middlemore Hospital. Catch a bus to your local train station and transfer to a train.
  • From Māngere - the 326 will take you to Gray Ave on the Māngere side of Middlemore Station.
  • From Otara - take the 575.
  • From Ōtāhuhu - take the 321 Hospitals bus.

Bus to Auckland International Airport, Auckland Domestic Terminal and the airport precinct

  • The 380 Airporter runs every 30 minutes, 7 days a week.
  • The Airporter stops at the International and Domestic terminals and elsewhere in the airport precinct.
  • It also links Manukau, Papatoetoe Station, Māngere Town Centre and Onehunga.

Download the route map for 380 Onehunga, Māngere Town Centre, Airport, Papatoetoe, Manukau (PDF 293KB).

Buses that travel via Ōtāhuhu Station, Ōtāhuhu Town Centre, Sylvia Park

  • Ōtāhuhu Station will become a key connection point for buses and trains.
  • All buses to and from the station will also serve the town centre.
  • Travel to the city by train or the limited, peak-only service 322 along Great South Rd.
  • A new Frequent bus 32 between Sylvia Park and Ōtāhuhu will run along Mt Wellington Highway.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Māngere and Māngere Bridge

  • New Frequent buses from Māngere Town Centre:
    • 31 to Papatoetoe, Otara and, Botany.
    • 32 to Ōtāhuhu Station, Ōtāhuhu Town Centre, and Sylvia Park
  • Other local buses from Māngere Town Centre: 313, 324, 324
  • A new bus for Boggust Park, Favona to Ōtāhuhu: 324
  • Buses between Onehunga and Māngere Town Centre via Māngere Bridge: 309, 313, 380
  • The 380 Airporter between Onehunga, Māngere Bridge, Māngere Town Centre, Airport, Papatoetoe and Manukau remains.
  • NiteRider N10 from the city via Manukau Rd and Onehunga.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Onehunga

  • The 309 travels to the city via Pah Rd and Manukau Rd. Other bus options to the city include the 302 and 312 via Royal Oak.
  • Levels of service will be similar to what currently operates on these roads.
  • The 392 has been renumbered to 390.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Papatoetoe, Hunters Corner, Puhinui

  • New Frequent services: 31, 33.
  • New journey to the city is by train. The Frequent 31 connects at Papatoetoe Station.
  • Bus options to Manukau include the 313 bus via Puhinui, and the Airporter 380, or by the Eastern Line train.
  • NiteRider N11 from the city to Papakura via Great South Rd.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Otara, Highbrook, East Tamaki, Flat Bush, Botany

  • A new Frequent 31 bus for travel towards Papatoetoe Station and Māngere or in the other direction East Tamaki and Botany.
  • New journey to the city is by train. To get to Papatoetoe Station take the Frequent 31 bus. Another option is the 325 to Ōtāhuhu Station.
  • New bus journeys to Manukau. The 325 travels via Chapel Downs. The other is the 361 by Tui Rd, and Great South Rd.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Manukau, Clover Park, Manukau Heights, Wiri

  • Manukau will become a central hub for South Auckland buses.
  • A new Frequent 33 Great South Rd service
  • The only buses that will still use the stops outside Westfield Shopping Centre on Leyton Way are the Airporter 380 and long-distance coaches.
  • All other buses will stop near Manukau Station and Davies Ave, until the new bus station is built.
  • A new peak only circuit 368/369 between Manukau and Wiri Industrial area.
  • A new limited peak only service 352 to the East Tamaki Industrial area.

Route maps

Buses that travel via Manurewa, Clendon, The Gardens, Randwick Park

  • Bus stops outside Southmall and Northcrest Shops on Great South Rd will close. All buses will now use the bus stops at the Manurewa train and bus station behind Southmall.
  • Wattle Downs service 363 will only go to Manurewa and not to Manukau. To get to Manukau, change onto the Frequent bus 33 at Manurewa.
  • New Porchester Rd bus 365 to Randwick Park, Takanini Station, and Papakura.

Route maps:

Buses that travel via Papakura, Takanini

  • New Frequent Great South Rd 33 service.
  • Travel to the city is by train. The only bus option to the city is the limited, peak-only motorway express service 360x.
  • New Porchester Rd 365 service.
  • New Cosgrave Rd 371 service.
  • New Karaka Harbourside 378 service.
  • Keri Hill 372, Red Hill 373 and Rosehill/Pahurehure 377 will travel through the town centre and connect at the train station. Travel onwards is either by train or the Frequent Great South Rd 33 service.
  • Bus service 376 retained between Papakura and Drury.

Route maps:

NiteRider services

After midnight, the NiteRider is an easy way to get home after a Friday or Saturday night out in the city.

  • N10 Manukau Rd to Onehunga, Māngere, Papatoetoe and Otara.
  • N11 Great South Rd service, Ōtāhuhu, Hunters Corner, Manukau, Manurewa and Papakura.

Route maps

Late-night buses

The 322 bus service has 2 late-night trips, Monday to Thursday, after the last trains. It travels in both directions between the city and Ōtāhuhu along Great South Rd.

Buses that travel via Pukekohe, Waiuku, Tuakau, Port Waikato

Pukekohe

  • 3 new loop bus routes running every 30 minutes, seven days a week.
  • Pukekohe local loop services will serve the town centre, shopping area and connect with train services at the station.
  • A limited bus service from Pukekohe to Wesley College/Paerata.
  • Removal of bus services between Paerata and Papakura.

Waiuku

  • 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.
  • The Waiuku bus route 396 was planned to run via the Glenbrook Vintage Railway station during opening hours. However a suitable solution for buses to stop and turn around at Glenbrook Station is still being explored. In the meantime it will be possible to travel on the 396 bus to reach the Waiuku end of the Glenbrook Vintage Railway.

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 time changes to better fit with the train timetable.

Route maps:

Timetables for the southern New Network

PDF timetables are available to download and view or print. You can also use the Journey Planner to search for your new services and routes.

Find new timetables for South Auckland, Pukekohe and Waiuku along with suburb guides and all other timetables.


Using trains

Your train journeys are staying the same. The train timetable and service frequency are continuing as they are now.


Moving to a more connected network

Auckland’s current public transport network is complex, and many routes operate infrequently. With the help of thousands of customers who participated in the consultations held over the last 3 years, we have redesigned the network across the whole of Auckland – something that has never been done on this scale before.

A more connected network means we can make services much more frequent using the same number of buses, although more journeys will require a bus-to-bus or bus-to-train transfer. Improved bus frequencies, more direct routes, Simpler Fares and new bus stations at Ōtāhuhu, Manukau and Pukekohe will help make it easier for people to connect.


Information brochures

Download the southern New Network brochure (PDF 2.81MB)

Accessible documents


Consultation process

South Auckland

In 2013, between June and August, we carried out a public consultation on proposals to change bus services in south Auckland. More than 1100 submissions were received. Of the 28 bus routes we proposed, 20 were changed. More than half of submitters were in support of the changes.

In December 2014, the final bus network was confirmed.

Pukekohe and Waiuku

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 southern New Network

We have a number of projects on the go to support the way the New Network will operate in south Auckland.

Ōtāhuhu Station

A new high-quality, modern bus station next to the Ōtāhuhu train station was opened on Sunday 30 October. Connecting to another bus or train is now much easier with this new bus facility. Find out more about the Ōtāhuhu Station project.

Ōtāhuhu town centre

All new bus services will continue to travel to the town centre. South Auckland buses will no longer stop at the bus depot. Instead buses will stop on Avenue Road a few metres away from the bus depot. New bus stops and bus shelters will be built on both sides of Avenue Road, retaining a familiar bus stop location for existing passengers. Find out more about the bus improvements for Māngere, Ōtāhuhu and Sylvia Park as part of the East West Connections project.

Manukau bus station

Manukau will become a central hub for South Auckland buses and the new 23-bay bus station will connect bus users to trains and other buses.

The only buses that will continue to use the stops outside Westfield Shopping Centre on Leyton Way are the Airporter 380 and long-distance coaches. All other buses will stop near the Manukau Train Station until the new bus station is completed.

Find out more about the Manukau bus station project.

Pukekohe Station

Construction of the fully-integrated bus and train station at Pukekohe, including a park and ride facility, a pedestrian overbridge between the rail station and interchange, and improvements to the intersection of Manukau Road, Harris Road and Custom Street, is underway. Find out more about the Pukekohe Station project.

Mangere town centre

New bus facilities at Mangere town centre are being built. They will include 2 new bus stops, extending the covered passenger area, a covered connection to the shopping mall, cycle racks, a public toilet for bus users, an additional westbound lane for traffic, and paving and landscaping around the existing bus station. Find out more about the new Mangere town centre facilities

Simpler Fares

Simpler Fares, a new fare system for all bus and train services (excluding Skybus) was introduced on 14 August 2016.

With an AT HOP card, you pay for one entire journey from A to B, instead of paying for each bus or train separately. Tag on and off each bus or train, and simply count the number of zones you travel through to work out your fare.

During your journey you can use up to 5 buses or trains within 4 hours, with a maximum transfer time of 30 minutes between each trip. The new zone map has 13 zones, and fares are calculated according to the number of zones travelled through for the entire journey.

Find out more about Simpler Fares.


For more information

Contact Auckland Transport