Bus Talk 4: Central city bus hub construction starts soon

Bus Talk column - 12 July 2018

The bus hub is on its way! We are pleased to confirm Fulton Hogan as the contractors and expect siteworks will be completed in November this year.

ORC deputy chairwoman Gretchen Robertson (front) and (back from left) NZTA system manager Graeme Hall, regional councillors Trevor Kempton and Michael Deaker and DCC councillor Kate Wilson celebrating at the bus hub site. Photo Credit: Peter McIntosh, ODT

The hub will have ten bus bays, covered shelters, toilets, a café/kiosk and electronic signage with realtime bus information. We’re also working towards plans for cool street art to enjoy while you wait for your bus.

One of the key benefits of the new hub will be increased connectivity. At the moment, there are seven different bus stops in the central city within a four-block radius. This makes it difficult for people to transfer between services. Having one central-city service point for public transport will make it easier to understand where and how to catch their bus for less frequent users of the service.

Construction on the hub is due to start shortly. Fulton Hogan will be working extended hours, including late nights between 6.30pm and 6am. At least one lane of the road will remain open during daytime hours, and pedestrian access will be maintained to the local retailers and police station through the construction period.

Where is the hub?

On Great King St, on the same block as the police station.

How will we know about disruptions caused by the siteworks?

Those with businesses or property adjacent to the site will be kept informed by Fulton Hogan. ORC will keep the public up to date via its website and social channels.

Like our Facebook page for up-to-date bus hub information.

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