East bus network change
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.