Rose Street Bus Terminal Upgrade – Stage 1

16 Feb 2022, 8:04 AM

A media release issued on behalf of Whangarei District Council

Whangarei’s Rose Street bus terminal is to receive $1.5m in improvements and upgrades in a project managed by local firm Ventia, starting at the end of the month.

While the work is being done the Rose Street terminal area will be closed off and the CityLink buses will operate from Vine Street where some carparks will be changed to bus stops and temporary seating will be installed.

Stage one of the two-stage project is due to be completed late in May and will include:

  • new, modern bus shelters that offer better weather protection
  • raised pedestrian crossings on Rose Street and Bank Street to improve safety for pedestrians
  • a wider pavement so buses can safely pass each other inside the terminal
  • more bus stops at the terminal to serve more bus services in future
  • a new bus stop on Bank Street.

The carparks outside the Grand Hotel and loading zone on Rose Street will stay for three to five years until the increase in bus runs requires another bus stop.

When the Rose Street work is completed the temporary bus stops will be removed and the existing carparks on Vine Street will go back in.

Stage two of the project will include upgrading the main terminal building and the footpath alongside and will be done later when funding is made available.

This project is being undertaken by the Northland Transportation Alliance as part of a joint initiative between the Whangarei District Council and the Northland Regional Council and is part of an overall strategy to improve the bus service.

For more information, see the project information on Whangarei District Council's website.

Whangārei's Rose Street bus terminal. (Photo: Whangarei District Council).

Whangārei's Rose Street bus terminal. (Photo: Whangarei District Council).