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Work will soon begin on a new bus station and stops in Auckland as part of a new transport network

Work on a new bus station and stops in Auckland will start later this year as part of a new south Auckland public transport network being introduced in late 2016.

Work on the new Mangere Town Centre bus station and new bus stops on Avenue Road in Otahuhu are set to get underway in July and will provide upgraded spaces to wait for connections to public transport.

The new network will be simpler and more integrated, helping change the way people travel, and the new station will include seven bus stops, new shelters to extend the covered passenger area, a covered connection to the town centre, a toilet adjacent to the bus shelter, cycle racks, and an additional westbound lane for traffic and paving and landscaping of the area around the bus station.

In Otahuhu the existing bus station on Avenue Road will be closed and most bus services will be moved to the new station on Walmsley Road.

New bus stops and bus shelters will be installed on both sides of Avenue Road to service routes which will use these stops.

Both the bus station and bus stops are expected to be completed by late 2016 to support the new public transport network. They are part of local transport improvements identified by the East West Connections project.

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