Bus news & updates

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


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Important Regional Bus Services Update - 23 March 2020


Mon 23 Mar 2020

Due to the Government's announcement to raise the New Zealand COVID-19 Alert level to level 3 the following bus services have been updated:

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Important: Immediate changes to Citylink school bus services from Monday 23 March

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Sun 22 Mar 2020

Citylink school bus services in North Taranaki will be reduced from Monday, 23 March, due to reduced numbers of available drivers, following advice from Government for over-70s not to go to work.

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Route 4 Westown/Hurdon - Roadworks detour

Citylink ServiceAlert

Fri 20 Mar 2020

On Thursday 26 March, a section of Wallath Road will be closed to traffic due to roadworks. The outbound Route 4 bus will follow a temporary detour route along Magnolia Drive and Cannon Street.

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COVID-19 guidance

COVID buses

Wed 18 Mar 2020

To help protect our passengers and drivers and to slow the potential spread of COVID-19 the levels of cleaning and hygiene have been increased on our services.

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Southlink services, Christmas-New Year 2019-2020

Southlink logo

Sun 15 Dec 2019

Please note the changes to Southlink services over the Christmas-New year fortnight:

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Ride the festive spirit to New Plymouth’s Christmas Parade party

Citylink buses

Thu 28 Nov 2019

Santa’s come early this year and given everyone a free bus ride to the annual Christmas Parade Party as NPDC again makes the city centre car-free.

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Egmont St bus stop out of service

Citylink ServiceAlert

Fri 01 Nov 2019

From Monday 4 November the Egmont St stop will be out of service for approximately 3 weeks due to road works taking place in the area.

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Route 3 Cook St detour

Citylink ServiceAlert

Fri 25 Oct 2019

From Tuesday 29 October, Route 3 will detour around the Cook St closure between Seaview Road and Grenville St. The detour is expected to be in place for 4 weeks

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