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Early 2018 Changes - Rototuna/Flagstaff area

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We had over 600 responses to our Rototuna/Flagstaff bus improvements survey earlier in the year. Thank you for this feedback – we’ve taken it on board and are proposing the following bus changes in your area from early 2018:

  • Buses will run more often, travel further north, and provide better connections to Rototuna High Schools.
  • All buses will be new, or recently refurbished, and have free wifi on board.
  • The current 16 Rototuna, RDE and RDW services will be combined into two new, seven day a week bus routes: 16C Rototuna Circular, and 16W Rototuna West, providing half hourly services weekdays and hourly services on evenings and weekends.
  • The 16C Rototuna Circular buses will travel further north up Barrington and Borman roads.
  • Huntington Drive will be served more often – with a seven day a week, all day service to town provided by the 5 Chartwell route, as well as a dedicated school-time service to Rototuna High Schools.
  • The 4 Flagstaff service will now travel further north, taking in Hare Puke Drive and the new part of Borman Road, and travel through to the Rototuna Shopping Centre.
  • The 4N Flagstaff North bus route will continue for school trips to Southwell, HBHS and Sacred Heart, but also travel via Borman Road for Rototuna High Schools.
  • The Orbiter service has recently had timetable improvements as well – with buses running at least every 15 minutes between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

2018 proposed changes bus map

It's proposed that there's some roads in the Rototuna area that will no longer be served by buses as a result of these route changes, including:

- Somerton Drive

- Edenpark Drive

- Parts of Cumberland Drive (outside/opposite 129)

Alternative bus stops will be just a short walk away.

We’d like your thoughts on these proposed changes. Please provide feedback by emailing us: busit@waikatoregion.govt.nz, calling us on 0800 205 305, or speaking to the team at the BUSIT counter inside the Transport Centre.

More information, including proposed route maps are available here:

4 Flagstaff
4N Flagstaff North
5 Chartwell
16C Rototuna Circular
16W Rototuna West

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