Source: Auckland Council
Auckland Transport has announced more good news for north and west Auckland ferry users.
From Monday 25 February, Hobsonville and Beach Haven ferry users will get four additional trips each weekday to choose from. This comes on the back of the recent commencement of weekend ferry services.
Check the new weekday timetable here [PDF] for new sailing times, including some tweaks to the existing schedule.
Connecting bus services for Hobsonville Point and Beach Haven have not been changed yet, but will be reviewed later in the year.
Gulf Harbour ferry users will also benefit from extra evening services during the week. Click here to see the new additional sailings.
Please note, no additional connecting bus services have yet been announced to support these extra services.
Albany Councillor John Watson says he’s pleased to see the extra services added.
“The Hobsonville community is growing bigger by the day, and they need these extra sailings to keep up with demand and provide increased options and capacity for users.
“The more people are using these ferry services, the fewer vehicles are congesting our already busy motorway network at peak times,” he says.
Councillor Richard Hills at Beach Haven ferry terminal.
North Shore Councillor Richard Hills agrees and says the addition of services is another exciting development for Beach Haven residents.
“After being part of the team that successfully advocated for the build of the new Beach Haven ferry terminal in 2013, this announcement is particularly sweet,” says Hills.
“We have also secured regular off-peak services by 2021 as part of the Regional Public Transport Plan.
“It’s been amazing to see Beach Haven residents flocking to the ferry and enjoying the scenic route to the city or over to Hobsonville Point.”
Upper Harbour, Kaipātiki and Hibiscus and Bays local boards also all advocated in support of increased weekday ferry services.