With buses that come more often, a new bus hub on its way, real time journey tracking online, bike racks and more, there’s a lot changing for bus users. We aim to bring you a bus service that meets the evolving needs of Dunedin’s community.

Our journey so far…

In 2014, we worked with the DCC, NZTA and other key partners to make a new plan for public transport. After consulting with you, our community, we began with a first round of changes in August 2016. This year we’re taking the next steps and we think they’re pretty exciting!

What’s changing in September?

New routes & timetables

We’ll be introducing simplified routes and timetables on Monday 18 September. Some routes will stay the same, some will change a little and some will change a lot.


You can expect a new bus timetable booklet in your mailbox early September. All the details will be available on our website too.


Buses come more often

We’re moving towards getting most urban on-peak services on Rapid (every 15 mins), Frequent (every 20 mins) or Regular  (every 30 mins) timetables.


Streamlined, simple routes

The routes will be more straightforward with fewer variations, getting you to where you’re going faster.


Same routes 7 days a week

All buses will follow the same routes all the time, including evenings, weekends and public holidays.


Ridge Runner

We’re bringing you a new service called the Ridge Runner. It’ll provide a link between South Dunedin, Mornington, Roslyn, North Dunedin, and the University precinct - making it easier for you to connect between services.


Bike racks

All urban buses will have bike racks installed. If you live near the top of one of Dunedin’s steep streets, you can bike into town and take the bus back up the hill.


Further changes this year…

Centralised bus hub

Our bus hub is coming towards the end of this year. It’ll connect the urban bus routes, making your transfer between services much easier.



Five stops at key connection points will become superstops. They’ll have bonus features such as screens telling you when the next bus is coming, and extra shelter and seating.

Superstops are currently planned to be at:

·         Green Island

·         Mosgiel

·         Botanic Gardens

·         Campus

·         Cargill’s Corner

Real time information

Screens at both the bus hub and superstops will show you real-time information, so you’ll know when the next bus is coming.


2018 and beyond…

Integrated ticketing system

Next year we’ll be bringing you a brand-new ticketing system. This will help you manage your ticket with online top-ups, easy transfer, and a lower minimum amount to top-up.



We’re still working on other potential improvements for your bus user experience. Watch this space!


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