Important changes to bus timetables

Auckland Transport (AT) is changing the Public Bus services on the North Shore on 1 October. They have decided to also make changes to some school bus routes and times.

These will affect bus users from the start of Term 4 (Monday 15 October). There has been no consultation with the school about these changes nor the decision to start them in Term 4, so it is important if your daughter does use a school bus, she checks the AT website to see if there is a change.  The direct link to see the changes is:

 https://at.govt.nz/northschoolbus#northshore

The schools on the North Shore are listed alphabetically, so Westlake Girls is at the bottom of the list. If you click on Westlake Girls, it lists only the bus routes with changes. If a School Bus route is not listed there, then there is no change to it.

If you wish to see the full list of all School Buses servicing Westlake Girls, the direct link to that is below. It starts with the School Bus routes and their morning times and the afternoon times are further down.

https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/timetables/school-timetables/westlake-girls/

One quick way to find to find the most suitable school bus is to use the AT online journey planner. This can also be used to show any Public Bus changes (but remember the new routes for changes will not show on this journey planner until 1 October so either wait until October to check new routes or change the date to some time in October on the journey planner).

https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/

Type in where you want to go to and from, then open “options” and click on “School Bus” so that they are included in the search and change the date to “15 October, Mon” (this is the first day of Term 4 and the first day the new school bus services operate) to see the new school route options (click on “ferry” and “train” to prevent these options showing and you will only get shown the options for public buses (“bus”) and school buses. If you only want school buses, click on “buses” to prevent them showing up as well.

I have also copied and pasted the School bus routes that are changing below. However, the links to the route maps can only be sourced from the AT website.

A lot of public buses are changing (for example the 875 that a number of students catch is stopping from September 30). They are being replaced by other route numbers. All new public bus routes can be searched for on the AT website after October 1. Use the At journey planner to find the best public bus.

https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner/

This link gives information on all the public bus changes on the North Shore happening from September 30

https://at.govt.nz/projects-roadworks/new-public-transport-network/new-network-for-north-shore/

 

Westlake Girls School bus Changes from Term 4

Below are the school bus routes with changes from Monday 15 October 2018 (first day of Term 4).

There are no changes to school bus routes for this school that are not listed in this table.

008
Bayview to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, now uses Waterloo Road not Alma Road. No changes to bus stops.

View the map for the 008 school bus service.

009
Glenfield to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, now starts at 85 Diana Drive.

View the map for the 009 school bus service.

009
Onewa Road to Westlake Schools

Currently the last stop is 11 Forrest Hill Road (4297). This will be changing to 25 Forrest Hill Road (3215).

View the map for the 009 school bus service.

009
Westlake Girls to Verrans Corner

The current last stop is 87 Mokoia Road (3983). In future this stop will not be served. Instead the bus will serve 116, opposite 155, opposite 185 Mokoia Road (4110, 4210, 4013), then 6, and 40 Waipa Street (4130, 4132), then Verran Road opposite BT (4134).

View the map for the 009 school bus service.

014
Mairangi Bay to Westlake Schools

No longer operating.

017
Bayswater to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, now uses Waterloo Road not Alma Road. No changes to bus stops.

View the map for the 017 school bus service.

017
Devonport to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, now uses Waterloo Road not Alma Road. No changes to bus stops.

View the map for the 017 school bus service.

031
Pinehill to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, now uses Waterloo Road not Alma Road. No changes to bus stops.

View the map for the 031 school bus service.

033
Long Bay to Westlake Schools

Minor route change. Change to start of route from Regional Park to Cavalli Road.

View the map for the 033 school bus service.

046
Orewa to Rosmini College and Westlake Boys

Minor route change, now starts 10 Puriri Avenue.

View the map for the 046 school bus service.

047
Gulf Harbour to Westlake Girls and Carmel College

Minor route change, now starts opposite 1143 Whangaparoa Road (4620), and no longer travels via Silverdale.

View the map for the 047 school bus service.

050
Westlake Schools to Torbay

No longer operating.

053
Campbells Bay to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, no longer serves Craig Road, Milford.

View the map for the 053 school bus service.

053
Westlake Boys to Campbells Bay

Route changes. No longer travels Rahopara Street, Katui Street, Seaview Road, Castor Bay Road, or via Craig Road, Milford.

View the map for the 053 school bus service.

054
Totara Vale to Westlake Schools via Sunnynook

Currently the last stop is Carmel College Bus Bay (4498). This will be changing to 163 Shakespeare Road (3283).

View the map for the 054 school bus service.

056
Carmel College to Glenfield

Route changes. No longer continues beyond Diana Drive. No longer serves Glenfield College.

View the map for the 056 school bus service.

074
Glenfield Shops to Westlake Schools

Route change. This bus now starts from 8 Roberts Rd and runs the opposite direction around Windy Ridge so passengers catching the bus on Kaipatiki Rd, Stanley Rd, Contessa Dr, Tamahere Dr or Seaview Rd will catch their bus on the opposite side of the road to where they currently catch it in the morning.

View the map for the 074 school bus service.

087
Stanley Bay to Westlake Schools

Minor route change, no longer travels via Devonport Shops and Devonport Wharf.

View the map for the 087 school bus service.

875 (Public bus)
Westlake Girls to Browns Bay

No longer operating.

To find the most suitable school bus option use the AT online journey planner. Open advanced options, select “School Bus” and change date to “15 October, Mon” to see the new school route options.