Whangārei Heads Link service to end 27 January 2022
Trial Whangarei Heads transport service to end late January
Very low passenger numbers, made worse by the ongoing Covid epidemic, are behind a ‘reluctant’ decision to end a trial year-long Whangarei Heads public transport service on 27 January 2022.
Chair of the Northland Regional Transport Committee Rick Stolwerk says the Northland Regional Council – which administers The service – began the trial for the Whangarei Heads areas late last year.
Unfortunately, in the case of ‘Whangarei Heads Link’ the public support – and associated passenger numbers – just wasn’t high enough to make this weekly service viable.”
Matters hadn’t been helped by a variety of Covid-related restrictions over the past year, including lockdowns.
Faced with ongoing low numbers – including more than one occasion when the 25-seater bus had made the trip with no passengers at all – the council had effectively been left with no practical alternative to the planned 27 January 2022 closure.
The service – with a fare of $5 each way – leaves at 9am from the corner of Reotahi and Whangarei Heads Rd travelling to Whangarei’s Rose St bus terminus (with several stops along the way) on a Thursday. Its return trip leaves the terminus at 1.30pm the same day.
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