Since the opening of the new Half Moon Bay ferry pier in April 2017, Auckland Transport (AT) is now working on the designs of the bus interchange, which will be located next to the pier.
It will be constructed on Ara-Tai, within a short walking distance (less than 100m) of the new ferry pier to support better integration of ferry and bus services.
Construction work on the bus interchange is expected to start in early 2018 and will support the roll out of the new bus network for East Auckland on 10 December 2017.
East Auckland bus network
The new bus network for East Auckland is part of a simpler, more integrated public transport network for Auckland, including three new services to Half Moon Bay.
The 714, a new trial service, travels through to Bucklands Beach via Bucklands Beach Road. The 734 service will travel to Botany, via Highland Park and Botany Road. During the week, this service will meet every peak ferry sailing, with additional services every half hour in-between for local journeys.
The 735, a new service, will travel from Half Moon Bay to Botany via Macleans Road, Howick, Cockle Bay and Millhouse Drive.
All routes will meet ferry sailings except the last sailing from the city on Friday and Saturday nights. These will be met only by the 714 bus.