A member of our association, Richard Roxburgh, is petitioning Auckland Transport to include a bus link from the suburbs of Meadowbank & St Johns to their in-zone schools, St Thomas’s School and Selwyn College.
Richard is a parent of children at Selwyn College, and believes the new bus network (announced this year and which will go into effect in 2017) is missing a critical link to our local schools, particularly for pre- and after-school activities.
(See also: ‘Auckland residents petition for beach and school bus service‘, East and Bays Courier, November 11, 2016)
Current situation (for the new network effective 2017)
- The Mission Bay – Newmarket 708 bus will travel from Newmarket to Kepa Road, down to Mission Bay, then up again to the corner of Kepa Rd and Kohimarama Rd, but will travel back west along Kepa Rd, missing out the section of Kohimarama Road past the two schools.
- The Ellerslie – Glen Innes 729 bus will travel through St Johns and Meadowbank but turn right from St Johns Road to go down Felton Matthew Avenue.
A map showing both the 708 and 729 routes are shown in the map below.
Petition for a link to local schools
- The proposed the 729 and 708 services would be combined, and travel from Ellerslie to Mission Bay via the two schools. Ie. from Ellerslie > Meadowbank > Mission Bay > Orakei > Remuera > Newmarket.
- This route would enable households from the St Johns and Meadowbank suburbs to utilise public transport to and from their schools (including for pre-school and after-school activities) and to travel through to Mission Bay to link with buses into the city.
Please download the Bus Petition Form (PDF) and send back to Richard on .
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