15 April 2024

Hamilton’s Rotokauri Transport Hub is now officially open

Hamilton City Council has formally marked the completion of the Rotokauri Transport Hub with a blessing of the new facility and unveiling of a new link road, named Kiriwai Drive.

Hamilton City Council worked closely with mana whenua to name Kiriwai Drive, which is named after a tuupuna (ancestor) who resided in the area.

Dignitaries included Iwi representatives and members of mana whenua group Te Haa o te Whenua o Kirikiriroa who gathered to formally bless the new hub.

Now officially open, the Rotokauri Transport Hub will be a major connection point for buses, as well as providing a rail station for the Waikato to Auckland passenger rail service Te Huia.

Rotokauri Transport Hub
View of the new facility (Photos/supplied)

Coucillor Ewan Wilson, Council’s representative on the rail governance working group said the hub is a great example of how a growing city and region are catering for all modes of transport.

Hub was officially opened after the blessings

“It’s a much-needed and significant facility for the city of Hamilton. As well as being a significant bus facility, it marks a transformational step in future-proofing Hamilton’s role in rail between Hamilton and New Zealand’s largest economic centre, Auckland,” Wilson said.

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Angela Strange, Waikato regional councillor and chair of the Regional Connections Committee said, “The Rotokauri transport hub is an exciting development for the integration of public transport. I’m encouraged by the partnership between local and central government to progress mode shift in our city and region.”

Waikato Regional Council operates the region’s BUSIT network and Te Huia passenger rail service.  

The $29 million project to develop the hub includes $18.5 million from central government through Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency subsidies.

The new hub provides a bus interchange, a rail platform, a park and ride facility for rail passengers and includes mobility spaces, drop off and pick up zones and taxi stand.

From Tuesday 2 February, Orbiter buses will use the new Rotokauri Transport Hub. The Hub provides an over rail bridge connection with The Base where other city bus services will operate from.

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One comment:

  1. Kudos to NewsViews for publishing & bringing Hub’s opening to attention of local community- ahead of other ‘leading’ newspapers:). Hub’s indeed a big leap forward in city’s growth.

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