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Poll: Will you be using the new public transport van service in south Auckland?

Ripu Bhatia Reporter from Papakura Courier

A new on-demand public transport service is set to be trialled in south Auckland.

AT Local will begin on October 31 with vans operating in Conifer Grove, Takanini, and Papakura for 12 months.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff said AT Local will provide safe, flexible access to key bus and train routes.

“AT Local vehicles are fully electric and if the trial of this service is successful it will enable more people to leave their cars at home, helping to reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion on our roads,” he said.

As a rideshare service, people will share the vehicle with other passengers going to the same place.

There will be close to 400 pick up and drop off points located throughout the service zone, and customers can pay using an AT HOP card.

Bookings can be made through an AT Local app or the AT customer call centre.

The service will run weekdays from 5.30am 9.30pm, and on weekends and public holidays from 6.30am to 8.30pm.

“During Alert Level 2, 3 and 4 only 10-seater vans will be used and a maximum of three customers will be able to use the service at a time, to ensure physical distancing,” an Auckland Transport (AT) spokeswoman said.

Will you be using the new AT on-demand vans in south Auckland? Comment and explain why!

Will you be using the new public transport van service in south Auckland?
  • 44.4% Yes
    44.4% Complete
  • 55.6% No
    55.6% Complete
9 votes
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