2018: The Start of Operations for a Pivotal Bus Station in New Zealand

April 7, 2018

On New Zealand’s North Island, a bus station in Manukau (a suburb of the city of Auckland) was officially opened. Those on hand for this inaugural ceremony included Phil Twyford, New Zealand’s minister of transport from 2017 to 2020; and Phil Goff, mayor of Auckland between 2016 and 2022.

Construction on Manukau bus station had begun on February 12, 2016. This project was jointly funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Council.

Manukau bus station is a pivotal hub for the Auckland region’s public transportation network. Since this facility is adjacent to Manukau railway station, for example, it readily serves as an interchange for both bus and train passengers traveling through the area.

Manukau bus station has also been noted for its architectural design. In the same year of its opening, this station was named the winner of the New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland Award in the public architecture category.

Photo Credit: Johnragla (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)

For more information on Manukau bus station, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manukau_bus_station

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