Riccarton Road is the city's busiest bus route. Around 3000 people board buses in Riccarton and more than 800 buses pass Riccarton Westfield each day.
The Division Street bus lounge (on the south side of the road) features seating for 50 people, standing room for 200 and three toilets. It has one outdoor and two indoor screens with real-time information on bus arrivals and departures.
The Espresso Depot cafe has also opened to offer better convenience to commuters.
The north side lounge at 114 Riccarton Road seats 16 people and also has bus arrival and departure information.
Monday to Saturday: 6am to 9pm
Sunday: 9am to 9pm
Deans Avenue to Harakeke Street construction
The first stage of construction for Riccarton Road bus priority measures from Deans Avenue to Matipo Street is underway.
Traffic lights have replaced the roundabout at the intersection of Riccarton Road and work between Deans Avenue and Harakeke Street is continuing to repair and replace water pipes running along Riccarton Road.
The bus priority and water pipe renewal are being done at the same time to minimise the disruption to the public.
The project includes:
- removal of the roundabout
- renewing underground water pipes (storm water, fresh water and waste)
- installing traffic lights
- resealing the road and marking out bus priority lanes.
At least two lanes will be open for traffic (one lane each way) during construction. All underground work and construction will be done before crews move on to the next area. Final resealing and marking of the bus lanes will be done last.