New pub­lic trans­port sys­tem


New fare ta­bles and colour coded zone maps aimed to make pub­lic trans­port eas­ier will be rolled out across Auck­land next month.

Un­der the new sys­tem, pas­sen­gers with an AT HOP card will pay for one en­tire jour­ney from A to B in­stead of pay­ing for each bus or train sep­a­rately. The move is de­signed to make for eas­ier no mat­ter what trans­port is taken.

Dur­ing a jour­ney, pas­sen­gers will be able to use up to five buses or trains within four hours, with a max­i­mum trans­fer time of 30 min­utes be­tween each trip.

Pas­sen­gers will still tag on and off each bus or train as nor­mal, but will now count the num­ber of zones trav­elled through to work out the fare.

An AT HOP all-zones monthly pass op­tion will be avail­able for travel on buses and trains.

The cur­rent AT HOP day passes are be­ing re­placed with new $18 all-zones passes, valid for travel un­til mid­night on the day of use.

The pass will pro­vide travel on all of Auck­land’s in­ner har­bour ferry ser­vices, trains and buses ex­cept Sky­Bus.

Auck­land Trans­port has also an­nounced a child week­end fare, where pas­sen­gers with AT HOP cards with child con­ces­sions pay 99 cents per jour­ney on week­ends and pub­lic hol­i­days, re­gard­less pf how many zones trav­elled.

The new sys­tem is due to start Au­gust 14.

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