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October 31, 2016

South Central

One of the biggest changes in Auckland’s bus and train operations swung into action in South Auckland on 30 October with the launch of the New Network; a simpler, more integrated network that will completely change the way people travel.

Central to the New Network is Auckland’s newest transport centre at Ōtāhuhu Station, which was officially opened by Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and AT Chairman Dr Lester Levy.

The $28m station will see frequent bus services from across South Auckland, Pukekohe and Waiuku deliver commuters to stations like Ōtāhuhu at least every 15 minutes, 7am to 7pm, seven days a week to continue their trip by train or on another bus.

The design of the new Ōtāhuhu Station reflects the history of the area and the site’s importance to local mana whenua as a historic portage for waka. Maori art and design is displayed throughout the station site with three key artworks integrated within the building.