Bus strike without notice halts Onehunga services

Bus strike without notice halts Onehunga services
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A bus strike without notice has finished in Auckland, after affecting commuters on the the same morning as a train track fault in the south of the city.

At 6:30am on Friday, Auckland Transport (AT) tweeted that a strike without notice was affecting Onehunga bus routes.

"Due to a bus depot on strike without notice, some NZ Bus Services will not operate this morning in the Onehunga area," AT tweeted.

The services affected are: 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 68, 670, 295.

"Some other NZ bus services may be affected outside of these."

However, by 10am all services were returning to their normal scheduled timetables.

One man earlier tweeted that he waited for an hour before he could get onto a bus, while a woman said people were grumpy no updates had been added to AT's real time board of services.

"Putting a notice up on the board might be helpful? Some people here are getting grumpy," she said. "Not everyone has/checks Twitter."

It came as a track fault affected train services between Pukekohe and Papakura, which was later resolved.

It isn't the first bus strike without notice this week, with North Shore services cut off on Tuesday.

The similar announcement of that strike annoyed some commuters.

"I find it odd that they have a perfectly good app that they don't use to communicate to their users. As of now there still hasn't been a notification on the app," said Auckland woman Trish Bowell on Tuesday.


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