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Youth Week – Monday 20 to Saturday 25 May

Calling all rangatahi! It’s Youth Week and to celebrate we’re giving all young people age 12-24 free bus travel from Monday 20 May to Saturday 25 May. 

You can download a ticket in English or a ticket in Te Reo here, or from the posters on the buses. Or you can come to Rose Street bus station, or look out for them at school, at Youth Space or at Whangārei Library. 

He tīkiti kore utu! Free ticket! 

You can find all the info on Youth Week here

 ‘Māwherangi a tama roto ka taka, kāpuia ake ka pūrangiaho’We may not have it all together, but together we have it all’ 

CityLink fares have changed for children & young people – 1 May 2024

The government has announced that public transport fares are changing. This change happened on 1 May 2024 

Before 1 May 2024 Community Connect concessions still applied, so children under 12 were free and young people aged 12-24 travelled for half price. 

After 1 May 2024, CityLink will go back to flat fares: 

  • Infants 0-4 years old – FREE 
  • Children 5-18 years  – $1 
  • Adult 18 years and over – $2 

The easiest way to pay on CityLink buses is with a Bee Card. You can get one online at Beecard website or come to the Rose Street bus office.  

If your tamariki use a Bee Card, remember it may need topping up before the changes on 1 May. 

Community Service Card holders and SuperGold Card holders are unaffected by the changes.

Rose Street bus hub upgrade – Stage 2

The next phase of the Rose Street bus station upgrade is on its way!

Stage 1 was completed in July 2022, with new bus shelters, safer pedestrian access and new bus stops.

Stage 2 is to demolish the existing bus hub buildings and replace them with new public toilets, staff facilities, ticketing office and covered seating area. A new pedestrian link between Rose and Vine Streets will provide a safer connection into the city centre. The new bus hub facilities will improve user experience and encourage new users onto public transport.

The upgrade is funded by Waka Kotahi, with the works carried out by Whangārei District Council, working with Northland Regional Council. You can find more info at WDC website.

View of the new bus terminal connection with Vine Street car park

Roadworks Temporary Bus Stop – Three Mile Bush Road

January 2024 – May 2024 there will be roadworks on Three Mile Bush Road, and Clark Road in Kamo.
There will be a temporary traffic management team working, which could disrupt traffic flow on Three Mile Bush Road.
A temporary Bus Stop at 33 Three Mile Bush Road will be put into place during that time.

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Come to our Facebook page and you’ll get all the bus information and updates that you need to get around on CityLink buses.
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It’s important to us that you are receiving the best possible public transport service. If you have feedback or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

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