Service updates


Free rugby shuttle to Chiefs home games

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Free rugby shuttle to Chiefs home games

  • DATE: 3 March 2017 to 15 July 2017

Catch a free rugby shuttle and support the Chiefs!

BUSIT to Chiefs home games

BUSIT's free rugby shuttle will operate to Chiefs home games at FMG Stadium Waikato this season.

The free bus runs for an hour before the game, and leaves from Hood St (outside the Knox St carpark). The bus departs approximately every 10 minutes and travels via Victoria, Ulster and Abbotsford streets to the ground. Passengers will be picked up from any official bus stop along the way.

Buses will depart directly after the final whistle on Tristram Street near the Mill St intersection. They travel back to the CBD via Anglesea, Knox and Victoria streets. Drop offs will be made at any official bus stop.

The games are on the following dates and times at FMG Stadium Waikato:

Date Game Kick off Shuttle starts 
Friday 3 March Chiefs vs Blues 7.35 pm 6:35 pm
Friday 10 March Chiefs vs Hurricanes 7.35 pm 6:35 pm
Saturday 1 April Chiefs vs Bulls 7:35 pm 6:35 pm
Saturday 29 April Chiefs vs Sun Wolves 7.35 pm 6.35 pm
Saturday 3 June Chiefs vs Waratahs 5.05pm 4.05pm
Saturday 15 July Chiefs vs Brumbies 5.15 pm 4.15 pm

rugby shuttle route map

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University concession

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University fares now apply

  • DATE: 1 February 2017

The University of Waikato student and staff concession is now in operation.

From Wednesday 1 February all University of Waikato students and staff will receive a 30% discount on adult BUSIT card fares. This makes travel in Hamilton $1.70 - and is valid at all times to all locations on BUSIT services - not just to and from campus.

Regional services - for example from Huntly to Hamilton will also have a 30% discount applied.

So give bus travel a go - get a BUSIT card and start travelling cheaper - all you need to do is show the driver your University of Waikato staff or student ID and the discount will be applied to your BUSIT card fare. 

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World Masters Games 2017

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There's an extended Cambridge route and timetable during the Games.

  • DATE: 24 April 2017 to 28 April 2017

BUSIT and Waipa District Council have partnered with World Masters Games 2017 to provide transport to and from the rowing (Karapiro) and cycling (Velodrome) events.

The Games run between Monday 24 and Friday 28 April, and the Cambridge buses will run to a special timetable for this period:

  • More trips
  • Extended timetable - buses run from early morning to night
  • Route extended to the games venues

Fares to Karapiro will be the same as to Leamington. Fares to the Velodrome will be the same as to Cambridge. 

Some times have changed so check before you travel. 

For more information, view the special timetable. 

For any queries about the Track, Cycling or Rowing competition,please check out the relevant Sports Information Guide on the World Masters Games 2017 website.

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RealTime upgrade work

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RealTime poles

  • DATE: 16 April 2017 to 5 May 2017

We'll be doing some work on the RealTime displays at stops over the next few weeks to improve the reliability of our existing signs.

The upgrade will help ensure live departure information is reliably provided (sometimes signs show scheduled times instead of real-time arrivals). 

Work is set to place between Sunday 16 April and Friday 5 May.  During this time signs may be switched off when work is taking place.  

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ANZAC Day bus services

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Public holiday timetable operates

  • DATE: 25 April 2017

The following BUSIT services operate to their public holiday timetables this ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April:

  • Orbiter
  • 1 Pukete
  • 2 Silverdale
  • 3 Dinsdale
  • 4 Flagstaff
  • 6 Mahoe
  • 7 Glenview
  • 8 Frankton
  • 9 Nawton
  • 11 Fairfield
  • 13 University
  • 16 Rototuna
  • 17 Hamilton East/Uni
  • 18 Te Rapa
  • 29 Lake and Gardens
  • Northern Connector
  • Cambridge - note the Cambridge bus runs to the special Masters Games 2017 timetable on ANZAC Day.
  • Te Awamutu
  • Raglan
  • Morrinsville Paeroa

The following bus services will not run:

  • CBD Shuttle
  • 4 Flagstaff North
  • 5 Chartwell
  • 10 Hillcrest
  • 12 Fitzroy
  • 14 Claudelands
  • 15 Ruakura
  • 26 Bremworth/Templeview
  • RDE Rototuna Direct East
  • RDW Rototuna Direct West
  • Taupo Connector

Normal timetables will resume on Wednesday 26 April. 

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