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Tāmaki Link bus improves connections between the eastern bays and Britomart

Published: 4 July 2018
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Councillor Desley Simpson and Auckland Transport Chief Executive Shane Ellison.

From Sunday 8 July, the new Tāmaki Link bus route will provide an easy, show-up-and-go service that runs at least every 15 minutes from 7am to midnight.

The new service will be a great way to get to and from the beaches, shops and cafes along the waterfront in the eastern bays.

Launching as part of Auckland Transport’s new bus network in the central suburbs, the Tāmaki Link will travel from Britomart along Tāmaki Drive to the St Heliers Bay shops and then via St Heliers Bay Road and Apriana Avenue to Glen Innes train station. Destinations along the route include Okahu Bay, Mission Bay, Kohimarama and St Heliers.

Ōrākei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson says the new bus service will be a great addition to the public transport services in the eastern bays.

“The 15-minute frequency will make using this service easy and reliable for Ōrākei Ward residents and ratepayers.”

Ōrākei Local Board Chair Kit Parkinson says, “I feel the Tāmaki Link provides greater access to the jewel that is Tāmaki Drive and our fabulous central eastern beaches.”

The Tāmaki Link is the fourth Link bus service, joining the City Link, Inner Link, and Outer Link services.

Public Transport Network Manager Anthony Cross says, “It will provide easy access between the eastern bays and Britomart, which will be great for tourists wanting to visit the beaches, cafes and Kelly Tarlton’s.

“For locals, heading from Kohimarama or Mission Bay to the city will involve less effort than ever before. This service will also link to Glen Innes Station, making Sylvia Park, Middlemore and Manukau more accessible by train for eastern bays residents.”

For more details about the New Network for Auckland’s central suburbs visit the Auckland Transport website

You can also download and view the new Tāmaki Link route map as a pdf.