The last 12 months have seen more than a quarter of a million passengers use the Northern Connector buses. And more than 233,000 passengers started their journey in Huntly, Taupiri or Ngāruāwahia. More and more people are using the Northern Connector buses and we want to improve the service for you.

We’ve been looking at how to effectively carry more passengers on this service. We know that buses can be very busy, particularly on the early morning services into Hamilton and we appreciate the patience and respect you show while using the sometimes very full buses.

A solution is coming – we’re planning to introduce a double decker bus to the Northern Connector fleet from the middle of this year. 87 seats, with additional space for people standing on the bottom deck means more room than ever before. The bus will be air conditioned, fully accessible for wheelchairs, walkers and prams, and have free Wi-Fi on board.

The height of the bus means we can’t access the main bus stop in town due to the low rail bridge on Main Street. We are considering starting the bus service in Huntly East or Huntly West instead, and creating a new Huntly stop that is easy to be picked up from/dropped off to.

We want your input to understand your needs and identify the best option.
Tell us a bit about your Northern Connector journey within Huntly.

Where do you start your journey? (Please list home address)

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* 1. Where do you start your journey? (Please list home address)

Where do you board the bus? (Please list bus stop address)

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* 2. Where do you board the bus? (Please list bus stop address)

How do you get to the bus stop?

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* 3. How do you get to the bus stop?

Where do you get off the bus? (Please list bus stop address)

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* 4. Where do you get off the bus? (Please list bus stop address)

Where do you end your journey? (Please list work address, Uni, Wintec, school etc)

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* 5. Where do you end your journey? (Please list work address, Uni, Wintec, school etc)

Do you get a seat on the bus?

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* 6. Do you get a seat on the bus?

What time of the day do you use the bus?

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* 7. What time of the day do you use the bus?

  WEEKDAYS WEEKENDS
6.30-7AM
7-7.30AM
7.30-8AM
8-8.30AM
8.30-9AM
9-9.30AM
9.30-10AM
10-10.30AM
10.30-11AM
11-11.30AM
11.30AM-12PM
12-12.30PM
12.30-1PM
1-1.30PM
1.30-2PM
2-2.30PM
2.30-3PM
3-3.30PM
3.30-4PM
4-4.30PM
4.30-5PM
5-5.30PM
5.30-6PM
6-6.30PM
6.30-7PM
7-7.30PM
7.30-8PM
8-8.30PM
8.30-9PM
How often do you use the bus?

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* 8. How often do you use the bus?

If buses are unable to use the Main Street stop in the town centre, where would you suggest is a good place to
catch the bus from?

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* 9. If buses are unable to use the Main Street stop in the town centre, where would you suggest is a good place to
catch the bus from?

Later this year we’re also looking to better serve both Huntly West and Huntly East more often – around every second trip from Hamilton. This increased service would potentially replace the Huntly Internal service that runs
on Tuesdays and Fridays. Suggested routes are shown below. Please give us your feedback on these.

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* 10. Later this year we’re also looking to better serve both Huntly West and Huntly East more often – around every second trip from Hamilton. This increased service would potentially replace the Huntly Internal service that runs
on Tuesdays and Fridays. Suggested routes are shown below. Please give us your feedback on these.

Have you got any other feedback about the Northern Connector bus service?

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* 11. Have you got any other feedback about the Northern Connector bus service?

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