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Buses move to Ocean Beach Road

Monday, 19 December 2011 10:00 a.m.

Mount Maunganui Bayhopper bus routes 1 and 2 now travel via Ocean Beach road instead of Valley road. 

The change comes after residents raised concerns about the number of  Bayhopper buses travelling along Valley Road.

Chairman of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Public Transport Subcommittee, Councillor Doug Owens, said that considering a number of options the Council has decided to move routes 1 and 2 off Valley Road.

"This has been a very difficult decision, and I'm happy to have some resolution on the issue for residents before Christmas" Councillor Owens said.

"We have considered all the community feedback and the decision to re-route buses along Ocean Beach Road is one that will work best for the majority of the community and for the bus system."

Mr Owens said the changes mean the number of buses using Valley Road will reduce from 10 per hour to 2 per hour. Bayhopper route 30 will continue to operate along Valley Road.

For further details on the changes visit www.baybus.co.nz

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