Under the Access scheme, discounted fares are available for people with permanent or temporary disabilities, enabling them to travel on Citylink, Southlink and Hawera-New Plymouth Connector services.
The scheme is for people with any permanent or temporary disability that prevents them driving a private vehicle. The following impairments could entitle you to a discounted fare: amputation, arthritis, asthma, cancer, epilepsy, head injury, intellectual disability, mental health, MS, Parkinsons, stroke, temporary broken bone, vision or hearing impairment, and more.
To enquire about Access tickets, contact the Taranaki Disabilities Information Centre on 06 759 0019.
When users of the Access scheme get on a bus, they should present their eligibility card (if they have one) to the driver and ask for an Access discounted fare, or hand the driver their Access ticket.
Holders of Total Mobility cards are also eligible for concession fares on Citylink, Connector and Southlink services when they show their card to the driver.
Holders of SuperGold Cards can travel free on all off-peak Citylink and Connector services (those running between 9am and 3pm and after 6.30pm weekdays, and Citylink Saturday services), and most Southlink services.
The SuperGold Card is available to all eligible New Zealanders aged 65 or over and those under this age who receive NZ Superannuation or the Veterans Pension.
Note: SuperGold Card holders must still pay fares for trips before 9am or after 3pm, but many will be eligible for the reduced Senior Citizen fare.