Dou­ble up for NZ

ABC (Australia) - - NEWS -

More dou­ble decker buses have hit the roads in Auck­land re­cently, mean­ing more seats on busy routes in the region.

The new, larger buses are now op­er­at­ing along Mount Eden Road on the 277 route Waikowhai to the city re­turn, and the 274 route Three Kings to the city re­turn.

Auck­land Trans­port’s bus ser­vices man­ager Bren­don Main says there will be 12 dou­ble deck­ers on the two runs, with three more join­ing from the mid­dle of June.

He says these routes are busy, so peo­ple will wel­come the ex­tra ca­pac­ity, and they will also ap­pre­ci­ate the new buses that have USB charg­ers, bet­ter cli­mate con­trol and great views.

Main says that at the end of June, dou­ble deck­ers will also join the pop­u­lar 881 ser­vice that op­er­ates from Al­bany to New­mar­ket via down­town and the univer­sity.

There will eight new dou­ble deck­ers on this route, adding 150 ex­tra seats at peak time, and more seats at off- peak. This is an over­all ca­pac­ity in­crease of more than 10 per cent at peak times.

The ser­vices will be op­er­ated for Auck­land Trans­port by NZ Bus. Dou­ble decker buses al­ready run on the North­ern Ex­press and on some ser­vices op­er­ated by How­ick and East­ern.

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