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Service announcements, updates and interesting yarns from our region-wide public transport network.

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Major boost for Ōpunake to New Plymouth bus service

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Thu 18 Apr 2024 9:00am

Bus links on the iconic Surf Highway are being improved by Taranaki Regional Council with a major boost to the Ōpunake to New Plymouth route from 1 May.

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Bus fare changes for children and youth

Citylink buses in New Plymouth

Tue 16 Apr 2024

Fare changes are on the way for bus passengers under 25, following the Government’s decision to stop funding child and youth concessions.

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EV bus joins Taranaki’s public transport fleet

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Wed 27 Mar 2024 9:00am

Taranaki’s public transport fleet is going greener and quieter with the addition of an e-bus on urban routes in New Plymouth.

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Bus route changes from 12 March

Route changes on website

Tue 27 Feb 2024 9:00am

Starting from Tuesday 12 March, there are some important updates to bus routes 6 - Vogeltown/Brooklands, 8 - Merrilands/Highlands Park and the Connector - Hāwera to New Plymouth.

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Boarders' new bus service - Commencing 4 March

Website boarders bus update

Mon 26 Feb 2024 9:00am

We're excited to announce an important update regarding the Your Connector bus service.

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Important bus service updates for AmeriCARna 2024

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Mon 19 Feb 2024 2:00pm

Prepare for temporary bus stop adjustments in New Plymouth, Waitara, Inglewood, Stratford, and Hāwera from Thursday, 22 February to Saturday, 24 February, coinciding with AmeriCARna 2024.

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Better bus services number one priority in Draft Taranaki Regional Land Transport Plan

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Fri 16 Feb 2024 1:00pm

A step-wise change in public bus services is the number one funding priority in the draft Regional Land Transport Plan for Taranaki (RLTP).

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Taranaki Regional Council celebrates 2023 surge in public transport numbers

2023 Bus Stats

Mon 29 Jan 2024 1:00pm

More trips are being taken on buses in the region with new figures from Taranaki Regional Council showing an 18% rise in public transport patronage in 2023.

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