East bus network change

Eastern Courier - - OUT & ABOUT - TARANNUM SHAIKH

East Auck­land is due for a new bus network later this year, bring­ing a change to routes, timeta­bles, some bus stops, and the pas­sen­ger car­ri­ers.

The new network will mean some com­muters may need to trans­fer to another bus or train to com­plete their jour­ney.

Auck­land Trans­port (AT) says East Auck­land bus com­muters will need to re­plan their jour­neys from Sun­day, De­cem­ber 10.

Three new fre­quent routes will be added, with buses com­ing at least ev­ery 15 min­utes, seven days a week: Botany to the City (70), How­ick to Pan­mure (72C/M), Botany to Manukau (35).

Brochures with new timeta­bles will be posted to all East Auck­land house­holds on the week of Novem­ber 13 and in­for­ma­tion events will be held next month.

A map of the new ser­vices is avail­able on­line on the AT web­site, www.at.govt.nz.

Beach­lands and Marae­tai is also get­ting a new bus ser­vice and route from De­cem­ber 10, fol­low­ing feed­back from the com­mu­nity. The new 739 ser­vice re­places the 589 and will run hourly, seven days a week, con- nect­ing Beach­lands and Marae­tai in both di­rec­tions.

AT says the Pine Har­bour ferry will con­tinue op­er­at­ing its timetable, while long-term op­tions for more ser­vices are con­sid­ered. Brochures with timeta­bles and changes will be mailed out in Novem­ber.


A new East Auck­land bus network starts on De­cem­ber 10.

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