From 4 January 2017, there are a number of new changes effective across some of our bus routes. Find out more below.
Rototuna Direct West
From 4 January 2017, RDW will have five additional bus services put on throughout the middle of the day Monday to Friday. These services will travel from Rototuna to Chartwell only, via Huntington (incorporating the current 30 Northerner service). Passengers wanting to travel through to town can transfer at Chartwell.
An additional evening service will be added to the timetable – 6.25pm from town.
A new weekend timetable will be added with eight return trips to Chartwell between 7.40am and 6.50pm.
See the new RDW timetable here.
Rototuna Direct East
From 4 January 2017, RDE will have four additional bus services put on throughout the middle of the day Monday to Friday. These services will travel from Rototuna to Chartwell only, and services from Chartwell will travel to Rototuna via Huntington (incorporating the current 30 Northerner service). Passengers wanting to travel through to town can transfer at Chartwell.
An additional evening service will be added to the timetable – 6.15pm from town.
A new weekend timetable will be added with seven return trips to Chartwell between 7.20am and 6pm.
See the new RDE timetable here.
4N Flagstaff North
From 4 January 2017, the 4N Flagstaff North service will gain an additional six return trips in the middle of the day Monday to Friday, provide increased access to Rototuna and Chartwell for Flagstaff residents. There will also be one additional evening service.
See the new Flagstaff North timetable here.
From Wednesday 4 January 2017, there will be timetable changes made to the 8 Frankton service.
There will be six less services on the route each weekday. Times have changed to the current services – please check before you travel.
See the new Frankton timetable here.
17 Hamilton East/University
Minor timetable changes will be made to the 17 Hamilton East Uni bus service from 4 January 2017.
These mainly affect arrival times at the terminuses.
There is one change to the current 7.15pm service from the university – this will change to a 7.20pm departure.
See the new 17 Hamilton East/University timetable here.
From 4 January 2017, the 30 Northerner service will be incorporated into the RDE Rototuna Direct East and RDW Rotouna Direct West bus routes, increasing middle of the day and weekend bus service between Rototuna and Chartwell. The last day of service for the 30 Northerner bus will be Friday 30 December.
Huntington residents will benefit from more buses (9 services each weekday instead of 5 currently), with some travelling direct to Rototuna – rather than having to travel to Chartwell first. Buses will also travel into the area on weekends.
Because the RDE and RDW will travel a different route around the Callum Brae/Thomas Road area there are some stops that will no longer be served by buses:
- 68 Rototuna Road
- 13 Caversham Drive
- Caversham Drive (opposite Waipuna Place)
The bus stop at opposite 256 Thomas Road will remain as it is served by the Orbiter and the stop at 7 Farringdon Drive will remain as it is served by the 4N Flagstaff North.
The RDE and RDW buses will also travel a different route around Huntington. Bus stops on Palliser Drive will be removed and the buses will use Huntington Drive only. Please note the buses will also use the roundabout on Gordonton Road to turn instead of turning right from Huntington Drive onto Wairere. This is for safety reasons.
See the new timetables for the RDW and the RDE above.