Improvement for NZ

The New Network for the North Shore plan has been finalised with major improvements to the network

Auckland’s North Shore residents can look forward to an improved bus network which reflects the community’s needs, as the final decisions on the New Network for the North Shore have been released.

More than 3,100 pieces of feedback were analysed from the consultation that ran for two months, and as a result more than half of the initially proposed routes have been modified.

Of the 40 bus services proposed, route changes were made to 21 of these, 15 had timetable changes, two entirely new routes were added, and one route was removed. 

"Residents of the North Shore were active in engaging with us, and as a result we’ve been able to create a network that is better for the community overall," says public transport network manager Anthony Cross.

"Everything is interdependent - by making a minor change to one area, we were able to address the needs of the community in another area," he says.

"Through being smarter about how we use our resources, and prioritising changes that would improve services for the most people possible, we’ve been able to make informed decisions that are aligned to the principles of the New Network - which is what will improve public transport for the North Shore as a whole."

Due to the scale of change, the New Network will be implemented in phases by area.

The North Shore changes are currently planned for early 2018, with the earlier implementation of some changes to be investigated.

A comprehensive information campaign will be held prior to any the changes being made so passengers can plan their journeys.


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