Bus Changes With New Grafton Train Station


The opening of the new Grafton train station to commuters from Sunday also brings changes to some bus timetables and stops, with buses now outside the Park Rd train station.

The new train station bus stop will be used by all buses going over Grafton Bridge on their way into the CBD.
From Sunday, the Link bus will also stop outside the train station on its  way to Newmarket, allowing an easy transfer for train passengers onto the Link circuit. That’s a really good move.

Bus services which currently travel via Khyber Pass Rd and will in future go over Grafton Bridge are:

  • Great South Rd services: 428, 457, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 484, 486, 487, 497.  There will be no change to the 018 service.
  • Manukau Rd services (Downtown only) to and from Mangere via Pah Rd: 327, 328, 330, 334, 336X, 344, 347, 348, 354
  • Remuera Rd services (Downtown only): 625
  • North Shore to Newmarket services: 962, 966 (via Ponsonby) and 881, 891X (via Symonds St and Customs St)

Khyber Pass Road Services:
The following bus services will continue to use the stops at the top of Khyber Pass Rd:

  • 288, 297, 298, 302, 304, 305, 305X, 312, 315, 603, 605, 606 - to and from the Civic (Wellesley St)
  • 392 - Midtown/Victoria St

More details and busstops at Maxx




  1. joust says:

    why are there so many buses that “will in future go over Grafton Bridge” and aren’t already. Surely that has a lot to do with the perception that hardly any buses are using it


  2. joust says:

    great news that the new station will have strong links with bus services though.

  3. jarbury says:

    It seems stupid to me that some Manukau Road services will go via the Central Connector and others will go via Khyber Pass road. What a recipe for confusion.

  4. Jeremy Harris says:

    I like that this is happening automatically, usually it takes people submitting for a few years for these types of obvious changes… Good on ARTA…

  5. rtc says:

    @Jarbury - surely some buses should continue to go via Khyber Pass? With all these buses now running via Grafton Bridge it certainly will become a lot more crowded which will help with the perception that it’s not being utilised.


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