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Have your say on proposed changes to West Auckland bus services.

Auckland Transport (AT) is seeking public feedback on proposed changes for some West Auckland bus services. They are proposing to transform the bus network so you can use buses to travel to more places more often. The proposed changes aim to create more reliable and frequent bus services, they would  like to hear your feedback.

While this does not directly affect Waiatarua there are changes that may be useful for some of our residents

The proposed bus changes

The changes include:

  • A new Western Express (WX1) bus service to provide more frequent services on the Northwestern Motorway. First trip from 5:30am. It will run every 10 minutes from 7am to 7pm, and every 15 minutes from 7pm to 11:30pm, seven days a week.
  • Local routes connecting with motorway services at new bus interchanges at Te Atatū, Lincoln Rd and Westgate
  • Increasing the all-day frequency of route 131 and renumbering it route 13 for easier local trips and connecting to new bus interchanges at Te Atatū and trains and Henderson
  • Increasing the all-day frequency of route 120 between Henderson and the North Shore and renumbering it route 12
  • Most buses running more frequently and later in the evenings
  • Creating a simpler bus network so it is easier to understand
  • Most customers will need to transfer to motorway services to travel to the City Centre.

 Based on the outcome of the feedback, changes to the bus network are planned to be implemented in mid-2023.

How to give feedback

Feedback is open until Sunday 1 May 2022.

The easiest way to give their feedback is to use the online survey at www.AT.govt.nz/HaveYourSay.

A direct link to the page is HERE

AT will be delivering information brochures to 63,000 addresses in the affected areas. These will include a FreePost feedback survey form. Completed survey forms can be dropped in any NZ Post box.

Public drop-in sessions

If anyone would like to speak with AT representatives regarding the proposed bus service changes, they are welcome at the following public drop-in sessions:

  • Tuesday 19 April 2022, 2pm to 5pm, Te Atatū Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatū.
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022, 2pm to 5pm, Te Manawa (Westgate Library), 11 Kohuhu Lane, Westgate.
  • Thursday 21 April 2022, 4pm to 7pm, bus stops at 54 Hobson Street, City Centre.
  • Saturday  23 April 2022, 10am to 1pm, Zeal West Henderson Youth Facility, Alderman Drive, Henderson.

Everyone who comes to a drop-in session will need to follow all current COVID-19 Protection Framework protocols. Please check our website (www.AT.govt.nz/HaveYourSay) before attending, as sessions may change due to COVID-19 precautions.

AT will be also have online information sessions about these changes. Dates and time are still to be confirmed. Check the project page for updates.

 

More information

For more information about this project:

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