Bus news & updates

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

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Important bus service updates for AmeriCARna 2024

Bus Service Alert Americarna2

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

Draft RLTP bus image share

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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New Southlink Coastal Ōpunake to New Plymouth (SH45) Timetable from 30 October

Wed 25 Oct 2023 3:00pm

From Monday 30 October, the new Southlink Coastal Ōpunake to New Plymouth (SH45) bus timetable comes into effect.

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Your Connector school bus timetable changes from 30 October

Your Connector News Story

Wed 25 Oct 2023 5:00am

From Monday 30 October, 2023 there will be slight changes to the Your Connector school bus (Hāwera - NPBHS/ FDMC and Hāwera - NPGHS/ SHGC) timetables.

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Connector timetable changes from 30 October

Connector Bus

Tue 24 Oct 2023 8:00am

From Monday 30 October, 2023 there will be slight changes to the Connector (Ōpunake - Hāwera -New Plymouth) timetable.

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Thrice weekly bus service boosts Coastal Taranaki links

Coastal Bus Service

Mon 25 Sept 2023 5:00am

A new bus service to strengthen transport links around the Taranaki coast is being trialled with the launch of an Ōpunake to New Plymouth (SH45) Southlink Coastal route.

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Public to have a say on Better Travel Choices strategy and managing speeds

Better Travel Choices

Mon 18 Sept 2023 5:00am

Taranaki people are being urged to have their say on the future of transport in the region including changes to speed limits on local roads and public transport improvements such as a proposed new bus to New Plymouth Airport

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