Auckland Transport Consultancy

SUPERMAXX

The way ahead for Auckland's public transport in a covid affected world.

 

Schedules, and Financials

Prepared 01 October, 2021

 

Saving! 

* $100-200 million per year in operating subsidies!!

* Halving commuting costs for most passengers

* Reducing carbon emmissions

It is well recognised that the Coronavirus lockdown has made huge changes in the way people work and the numbers commuting by public transport. More people will work from home or on flexible days. Unfortunately less people will have a job to go to. Many will want to keep their private car bubble for extra security. These effects will last for many months, if not years. It is imperative that we provide the best possible public transport at the lowest possible cost in the shortest possible time.

Auckland Council is in a financial crisis with no ability to get out of it. If Supermaxx had been introduced in 2007 over $1 billion would have been saved in subsidies through lower operating costs and increased revenue and the public would have had much better services and lower fares. We would be in much better shape to handle the pandemic.

Moving to the schedules in this brochure and to unlimited travel passes will provide huge savings for Commuters, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, and taxpayers. It also provides a much better integrated city wide service.

Features ;

** Supermaxx requires 350 less buses than AucklandTransport BUT provides higher capacity by maximising the network and bus use.

** Supermaxx removes 31,500 tons of carbon each year by using  fewer buses while providing greater capacity thrugh better network planning.

PLUS a similar amount from less car use.

All new buses must be electric. Diesel's replaced by 2025

** Primary Services are the heart of the Supermaxx network. with 22 routes and services every 10 minutes 7am -7pm (5 minutes at peak times) monday – saturday and every 20 minutes sundays and off peak. Hourly services midnight – 6am for 6 month trial

** Supermaxx services start and end at shopping/work hubs.

** Supermaxx provides a fully integrated grid network

** SUPERMAXX UNLIMITED TRAVEL PASSES valid from Wellsford to Waiuku on any train, bus, and Devonport ferry to encourage Aucklanders to explore and enjoy all areas of city and contribute to local economies.

......................Adult...............Concession

30 days.......... $75......................$30

7 days............ $25.......................$10

1 day.............. $10...................... $5

2 hours............$2.........................$1      * from first to last boarding

Supermaxx Subsidy Savings –  $100 - 200 million per year

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WHAT IS SUPERMAXX ?

For effective, affordable, 'transport of choice' for commuters public transport must be

FAST Bus lanes on main roads and motorways.

Priority at traffic lights

Express between transport hubs using motorways

Most direct and fastest route possible

FREQUENT Services at least every 10 minutes on main routes and

20 minutes on secondary routes

REGULAR: 10 minutes apart means 10 minutes apart

INTEGRATED: Buses and trains co-ordinated with minimal connecting times at hubs and one unlimited travel pass fare

COMPREHENSIVE Supercity wide coverage including every major entertainment, shopping, residential, and employment centre including airport.

FLEXIBLE Easy and free interchange between buses, trains, and Devonport ferry

COMFORTABLE. Air conditioned – modern – clean – quiet – fast - free wi-fi

AFFORDABLE Lowest possible cost – more economical than private car

SUPERMAXX FULFILLS ALL THE ABOVE

** It will save at least $2 million per week in operating subsidies

** It will reduce most commuters fares by at least 50%

** It will provide vastly improved services at greatly reduced costs

** It provides an integrated public transport system from Wellsford to Waiuku

** It provides 24 hour services on primary routes

** It will massively reduce road congestion as commuters experience and use Supermaxx

Over 80% of residents within the urban area bounded by Albany, Westgate, Henderson, Papakura, and Cockle Bay will be within a 5 minute walk to a SUPERMAXX service, 90% within a 15 minute walk.

Combined with MINIMAXX shared ride non subsidised services from transport hubs (extra cost $2 per ride) door to door public transport will be available in the main urban area for the first time.

At present there is enormous waste of ratepayers money through inefficient use of capital and human resources. There is a huge excess of noise, emissions, and congestion and the services are not as user friendly and attractive as they should be through extemely inefficient network planning.

Example:

Most Dominion Rd services (one of the busiest routes in the city) travel along Mt Eden Road, Esplanade Road,, and View Road, to Dominion Road. For the sake of a few passengers who use Esplanade and View Road bus stops (all of which are within 5 minutes walk of Mt Eden or Dominion Road bus stops) thousands travelling daily further down Dominion Road have 5-10 minutes added to their journey. Some Dominion Road buses (25L) finish in Lynfield, some (25B) finish in Blockhouse Bay. Both are important dormitory suburbs, but are not destinations other than for residents.Both routes travel together to Denbigh Avenue. Frequently 2 double deck buses travel in tandem with maybe 5-10 passengers on each during the day.

The same wastage is replicated on Manukau Rd services 30 and 309. It wastes time, money, fuel, capital and human resources and causes more pollution, congestion, and road damage.

SUPERMAXX has one primary Dominion Rd route (209) which starts opposite the Civic Theatre (as at present), and travels via Upper Queen St and Ian McKinnon Drive to Dominion Road servicing both Lynfield and Blockhouse Bay and finishing at New Lynn Transport Centre – a major connecting point to the north and west. Inbound buses would go through Dominion Road, Symonds St, and Wellesley Street to opposite the Civic Theatre.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Has Supermaxx been reviewed?

YES. Supermaxx has been reviewed by some leading international transport experts with years of experience in developing transport theory and systems around the world.

Some of their comments;

“The principle of an integrated and simplified transfer network with a limited number of high frequency services makes sense and is in line with European best practice guidelines, including the so called Hi Trans guide on bus service design written by Gustav-Neilson and Truls Lange”.

A paper by Graham Currie and Ian Wallis in the Journal of Transport geography Vol 16, 2008 shows that service simplification delivers the greatest of several subsidy saving initiatives, namely $3.50 in subsidy saved for every $1 spent on additional services to produce a network effect.

Why unlimited travel passes instead of zonal or distance fares?

Unlimited travel passes provide a huge incentive over zonal or distance fares. The thought “I have paid for the pass and therefore may as well use it” is a greater incentive to use public transport transport than “this journey is going to cost me m0ney, so I may as well use the car.”

Unlimited travel passes are vastly more economical to operate. Auckland Transport have paid over $100 million for the current integrated Ticketing contract.

A system for 'SUPERMAXX” would have cost less than $10 million.

What about Park and Ride facilities?

The introduction of Supermaxx with its network of local services feeding transport hubs, and unlimited travel passes will minimise the need for Park and Ride however they will be available for those who wish to use them for a cost of $5 per day with free electric car charging facilities provided. Park and Ride facilities can be provided at most transport hubs at no cost to Auckland Transport and Auckland Council by offering the air space above to developers free of charge for office or apartment blocks with 2-3 lower levels of car parking vested in Auckland Council for Park and Ride. “Kiss and ride” drop off and pick up space will be provided where possible.

Currrent Park and Ride facilities at train stations etc waste a large amount of valuable space.

Undercover camera monitored cycle storage will be provided at all transport hubs.

Will Supermaxx be attractive to tourists?

YES. The $2 for 2 hours travel (timed from first to last boarding), $10 one day passes, and $25 seven day passes will be very attractive to tourists. A $2 fare from the airport will make us world leaders and the word will soon spread that we are one of the best 'value for money' cities in the world. The simplicity of the Supermaxx integrated network and schedules and frequency of services will enable tourists to travel around the city and visit virtually all our tourist attactions and main shopping centres from Matakana in the north, to Waiuku and Glenbrook Railway in the south.

Why is Devonport the only ferry included currently?

Ferries are far more expensive to purchase and operate and are far less flexible in deplpyment than buses. Devonport is the only service that has the volume of passengers to include and Lake Road is one of the most congested arterial roads in Auckland. Devonport is also an important tourist destination.

We are happy to talk to ferry operators about the viability of other services and would hope that all ferries would be included by the time the 6 month establishment period is over and Supermaxx is implemented. Demand mitigation is a concern on a fine summer day.

Does cycling play a part in SUPERMAXX?

YES. Cycling has a very important part to play in our transport system but not in long distance commutes on our hilly terrain and overcrowded roads. All rail stations and most bus hubs will have weather protected, camera monitored, cycle storage facilities.

Can “SUPERMAXX” be implemented citywide within 6 months?

YES. It is perfectly feasible technically – 2 months to refine the schedules, 2 months in the public domain for comment, and 2 months to finalise, publicise, and implement. It could be done in 3 months

Can “SKYCABS” be integrated into “SUPERMAXX?”

YES. Skycabs provides fantastic potential for public transport on arterial routes. It can be built and operated by the private developer and leased to “SUPERMAXX” in the same way that buses are.

A “SKYCABS” track from Britomart to the airport can be built within 4 years for an estimated cost of $1.5 billion and a city wide network including North Shore within 6 years for $4 billion – less than the cost of the $5 billion Central Rail Link. The cost, disruption, and business destruction is totally unnecessary. It would totally replace light rail, more busways, See www.skycabs.co.nz

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SUPERMAXX TRANSPORT HUBS

11 Major Hubs

15 Mini Hubs

20 Major Connecting Points

All transport hubs provide

** Convenient, safe, weather protected interchanges,

** Drop off/Pick up facilities

** Camera monitored, udercover, cycle storage

** Major hubs provide Park and Ride facilities - $5 per day.

 

PRIMARY TRANSPORT HUBS (13)

North

Hibiscus Coast; Albany; Browns Bay; Constellation; Smales

Central

Britomart; Aotea; Newmarket

West

Pt Chevalier; New Lynn; Te Atatu Interchange; Westgate

East 

Glen Innes; Panmure; Sylvia Park; Botany; Howick

South

Onehunga; Manukau; Papakura; Pukekohe

 

FARE ZONES & BOUNDARIES

SUPERMAXX   1 Supercity Zone Wellsford to Waiuku

$75 for 30 days

AUCKLAND TRANSPORT

9 zones!       $215 Monthly Pass.

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TIMETABLES

SUPERMAXX

One Supercity timetable to maximise information and ease of city wide travel planning to rule them all. There should be one in every home!

Auckland Transport

Over 50 timetables to confuse them all and maximise printing costs!

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AUCKLAND

Can it be a free flowing, world leading, people friendly, much less congested and polluted, highly liveable city?

YES. It can be with some creative thinking.

Efficiency of travel through the CBD is critical to the success of of 'SUPERMAXX” and in making Auckland a highly functional, exciting, and pleasant place to live, work, shop, and play. There is not too much traffic in the inner city. It just takes too long to get anywhere through the CBD through the plethora of traffic lights causing massive unnecessary congestion and pollution. Pedestrians health is badly affected by the excess of emissions. Traffic lights can be reduced and other creative solutions introduced to speed the flow of pedestrians and traffic.

Auckland's central city can be and should be the most walkable in the world!

Separate the traffic modes for the comfort, safety, and health, of all.

BUSES.

Unnecessary duplication of services and 'bus banking' with often 4-6 buses all heading in the same general direction from the city at the same time before branching off can be eliminated. “Supermaxx” is based on two transport hubs at Britomart and Aotea and minimises bus routes coming into the through the inner city with free flowing walkability.

Inner city congestion will be reduced byat least 25% and pollution 50%

No diesel buses should be permitted in the central city after 2025

CENTRAL RAIL LINK

The $5 billion CRL is causing massive disruption and many business failures in the inner city which will continue the end of 2024 or 2025. It will make some improvements to the functionality of public transport but is not the 'silver' bullet' claimed for it. It is not worth the money (See Skycabs) but it is a fait accompli and we should maximise the walking connections.

AOTEA BUS HUB – Supermaxx and long distance buses.

Make it the greenest hub in the world!

Long distance buses need to be moved from Skycity. and better facilities provided.

A highly functional integrated bus hub can be built on Mayoral Drive behind Bledisloe House and integrated into Aotea CRL station with offices and/or apartments above.. It ticks all the boxes for a transport hub, easy access to and from the motorway, a wide variety of accommodation nearby, space, and easy walking access to the main inner city. There is no need for Albert St to become a busway. Free flowing walking, and the train to Britomart will be available as well as a limited number of buses.

Lower level: Parking and services for Bledisloe House at current car park level. Major cycle park. (Night market saturday?)

First Level: Supermaxx services, public amenities/waiting room, cafe,

Second level:  Long distance buses. Skycab station?

Weather protected unimpeded free flowing pedestrian access from Aotea station outlets on Wellesley and Victoria Steets, above the Queen St intersection for easy access to library, Art Gallery, Universities, Albert Park etc. Replace the current verandahs on Queen St between Wellesley and Victoria Streets with walkway.

Separated road flyover access from Cook st for buses and pedestrians to 2nd level for easy access.

 

FREE FLOWING QUEEN ST – Mayoral Drive to Queens Wharf

QUAY STREET – LOWER QUEEN ST

A huge opportunity has been lost by not undergrounding Quay St from Commerce St to Pri

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SUPERMAXX FINANCIALS

Buses in service for AT 1326 including 203 Double Deckers

AT 2019/2020 Budget

........................Rail ...............Bus .............Ferry ............Total

Revenue .....56,000,000 ...124,000,000 .37,900,000 ..189,300,000

NZTA .......... 57.200.000 ...108,300,000 .11.000,000 ..176,500,000

Ak Council ...48,300,000 .....95,000,000 ...8,700,000 ..152,000,000

Other .............2,800,000 .......7,800,000 ...8,900,000 ....19,500,000

Total ...........164,300,000 .. 335,100,000 .66,500,000 .537,300.000

 

Total operating cost 537,300,000

Total Revenue 

Fares ...............................189.300,000

NZTA Subsidy ..................176,500,000

Council subsidy .............. 152,000,000

Total subsidy ....................328,500,000

Advertising and other ........ 19,500,000

Total receipts .................537,300,000

 

The above budget was prepared before covid arrived. Revenue has dropped considerably since then but expenditure remains almost the same.

 

The Long Term Plan shows a budget for 2021/2022 (millions)

.................................Revenue ........Expenditure ..........Deficit

Rail ................................64 ...................189 ..................125

Bus ..............................141 ...................376 ...................235

Ferry ..............................13 ....................27 .....................14

Other ...............................7 ....................48 ......................41

Totals .........................225 ...................640 ....................415 million

To be funded by NZTA and Auckland Council subsidies $415 million

 

Auckland Transport cost recovery through fares: 35%. World wide standard 50-60%
SUPERMAXX COST RECOVERY THROUGH TRAVEL PASSES 52%

 

Pre Covid Journeys per year: Rail 21,060,000 ..Bus 65,320,000 ..Ferry 6,630,000

Average per day................................... 57,698 .............178,958 ...18,164

 

Supermaxx Supercity Passes projected revenue

Based on 25% lower usage of Public transport in covid times.

 

Monthly Passes

Adults ...........180,000 x $75 x 11 .........................148,500,000

Concession ....80,000 x $20 x 10 ...........................16,000,000

Senior Passes 155,768 x $10 x 12 .........................18,692,160

7 day passes

Adults ...........      7,000 x $25 x 52 ...........................9,100,000

Concession ........5,000 x $10 x 52 ...........................2,600,000

1 day passes

Adults .................8,000 x $10 x 365 .......................29,200,000

Concession ........3,000 x $5 x 365 ...........................5,475,000

2 hour passes

Adults .................4,000 x $2 x 365 ...........................2,920,000

Concession ........2,000 x $1 x 365 ..............................730,000

Supermaxx total projected revenue................233,217,160

 

Costs with reduced services Buses (950 x $240,000) 228,000,000

Trains $189,000,000. Ferries 27,000,000 216,000,000 Total costs 444,000,000

 

SUBSIDY REQUIRED (NZTA and COUNCIL).....415,000,000

SUBSIDY REQUIRED SUPERMAXX  .................210,782,840

Subsidy savings $204,217,160 per year ($3,927,253 per week)

Enabled Hop cards ....19 Oct 2016 .......01 Dec 2019

Accessible .........................1,485 .....................2,002

Adult ..............................694,836 ..............1,329,000

Child ..........................        6,904 .................101,023

Secondary student ..........16,125  ..................15,080 

Tertiary student ...............54,952 ...................52,069

Supergold ................      103,113                 155,768

Total .........................................................1,654,942

 

Supermaxx/AT Comparisons

(All AT costs based on average of 21 days (42 trips) use per month)

Supermaxx costs provide unlimited travel for 30 or 7 consecutive days

..........................................AT ...........Supermaxx ..............Save!

Monthly pass bus/train .....$215 ...............$75 .....................$140

7 day Pass .........................N.A. ...............$25

1 day Pass .......................$18 ..................$10......................$8

2 hour pass (First to last boarding) N.A. ....$2

 

......................AT Hop (cash 1 journey) ....Supermaxx..........Save!

1 zone x $2.20 x 2 x 21 .......$92, 40 ($4) .........$75 .............$17.40

2 zones x $3.90 x 2 x 21 .....$163. 80 ($6) .......$75 .............$88.80

3 zones x $5.40 x 2 x 21 .....$226.80 ($8) ........$75 .............$151.80

4 zones x $6.80 x 2 x 21 .....$285.60 ($10) ......$75 .............$210.60

5 zones x $8.00 x 2 x 21 .....$336.00 ($11.50) .$75 .............$261.00

Hop fares – 6 zones $9.20. 7 zones $10.40, 8 zones $11.60. 9 zones $12.60

Above 4 zones the AT monthly pass is cheaper than individual fares at $215 –

AT Monthly Pass $215 x 11 months $2,365 

Supermaxx 30 day Pass $75 x 11 months $ 825 

Supermaxx annual savings with 11 months use $1,540

Aucklanders using public transport regularly have paid excess fares of more than $1 billion since 2007

All Aucklanders have paid in excess public transport subsidies through rates and taxes approximately $800 million since 2007

 

EMISSION REDUCTION 

Average distance travelled by buses per annum in AT service 50,000 km 

CO2 emissions per annum standard per 46-50 seat diesel bus 82.50 tons 

CO2 emissions per annum per double decker diesel bus 99.64 tons Total annual CO2 emissions for 1,123 single deck buses x 82 92,086 tons 

Total annual CO2 emissions for 203 double deck buses x 99 20,097 tons Total average emissions per annum 112,183 

A simplified but much more effective totally integrated network provided by SUPERMAXX needs approximately 350 less buses providing emission reductions of approximately 31,500 tons per annum.

CARBON SAVINGS If Supermaxx had been introduced when first presented in 2007 there would be at least 441,000 less tons of carbon in the atmosphere. (31,500 x 14 years = 441,000). This does not take into account carbon reduction from private vehicles not used as people discover the benefits of massively reduced fares and better network and schedules and move to Supermaxx..

 

SUPERMAXX PRIMARY SERVICES - the core of the Supermaxx network. 24 hour frequent services connecting with all other services.

Services Monday – Saturday Every 10 minutes 7am – 7pm...(Every 5 minutes at peak times)

Every 20 minutes 6am – 7am... 7pm-12pm

Every hour 1am – 5am

Sunday Every 20 minutes 7am – 11pm

Every hour 12am – 6am

Services stop at all stops en route

 

#200 Britomart – Highbury - Glenfield – Albany

Via Onewa Rd, Glenfield Rd, Unsworth Drive – Bush Road

.......................Britomart – Albany ............Albany – Britomart

Britomart ................0700 .......................Albany ............0750

Highbury ................0715 ...................... Glenfield Mall ..0805

Glenfield Mall ........0725 ........................Highbury .........0815

Albany 0740 Britomart 0830

#201 Aotea – Birkenhead – Beach Haven - Glenfield

Via Victoria St, Fanshawe St, Onewa Rd, Highbury, Mokoia Rd, Birkdale Rd, Kaipatiki Rd Glenfield Mall. (5 minute services via Rangatira Road)

..............................Aotea – Beach Haven .......Beach Haven – Aotea

Aotea .............................0700 ....................Glenfield Mall .........0750

Highbury ........................0715 .....................Beach Haven ........0755

Verrans Corner ..............0725 .....................Verrans Corner ....0805

Beach Haven .................0735 ......................Highbury ..............0815

Glenfield Mall .................0740 ......................Aotea ...................0830

#202 Britomart – Takapuna – Northcross - Albany

Via Takapuna, Milford, East Coast Road,

...............................Britomart – Albany ...............Albany - Britomart

Britomart .........................0700 ............................Albany ..... 0800

Takapuna ........................0715 ............................Northcross 0805

Milford .............................0720 ............................Milford .......0825

Northcross ...................... 0740 ...........................Takapuna ..0830

Albany .............................0745 ............................Britomart ...0845

#203 Aotea – Constellation – Browns Bay - Albany

Via Victoria St, Busway, Akoranga, Smales, Forrest Hill Rd, Blakeborough, Sycamore, Constellation, East Coast Road, Browns Bay, Albany

...........................Aotea – Browns Bay ..........Browns Bay - Aotea

Aotea ............................0700 .............................Albany ..........0830

Smales ..........................0720 ............................ Browns Bay ..0845

Sunnynook.....................0730 .............................Constellation 0905

Constellation .................0735 .............................Sunnynook ...0910

Browns Bay....................0755 .............................Smales ..........0920

Albany........................... 0810 .............................Aotea ............0940

#204 Aotea – Takapuna – Devonport

Via Albert St, Fanshawe St, Akoranga, Takapuna shops, Lake Road

.............................Aotea – Devonport .................Devonport – Aotea

Aotea .............................0700 .............................Devonport .....0750

Akoranga .......................0715 .............................Belmont ........0800

Takapuna Shops ............0720 ............................ Takapuna .... 0805

Belmont ..........................0725 .............................Akoranga .....0810

Devonport Wharf ............0735 .............................Aotea ...........0828

#205 Britomart – Ponsonby – Pt Chevalier

via College Hill, Ponsonby Rd, Richmond Rd, Meola Rd, Pt Chevalier Rd

............................Britomat – Pt Chevalier ...Pt Chevalier - Ponsonby

Britomart ..............................0700 ..................Pt Chevalier ......0740

Ponsonby ............................0710 ..................Ponsonby ..........0800

Pt Chevalier ........................0730 ...................Britomart ...........0810

#206 Aotea – Te Atatu – Henderson - Westgate

Via Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier, Motorway, Te Atatu Town Centre,

Edmonton Rd, Henderson

...........  .Aotea–Henderson-Westgate... Westgate-Henderson–Aotea

Aotea .........................0700 .......................Westgate ............0830

Pt Chevalier ...............0720 .......................Henderson ..........0900

Te Atatu Town shops ..0730 .......................Te Atatu shops ....0915

Henderson .................0745 ........................Pt Chevalier .......0925

Westgate ...................0815 ........................Aotea .................0945

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#207 Britomart – Avondale – New Lynn

Via Britomart, Albert St, Aotea, Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier, Avondale

..................................Britomart – New Lynn ......New Lynn – Britomart

Britomart ..............................0700 .....................New Lynn ......0800

Aotea ...................................0705 .....................Avondale ......0810

Pt Chevalier .........................0725 .....................Pt Chevalier ..0815

Avondale .............................0730 .....................Aotea .............0835

New Lynn .............................0740 .....................Britomart ........0840

#208 Wynyard – Mt Albert – New Lynn - Henderson

Via Customs St, Symonds St, New North Rd, St Lukes, Mt Albert, Avondale, New Lynn, Glendene, Henderson

..............................Wynyard – Henderson .......Henderson - Wynyard

Wynyard .............................0700 ......................Henderson ...0810

St Lukes ..............................0720 .....................Glendene .....0815

Mt Albert ..............................0725 .....................New Lynn .....0825

Avondale .............................0730 .....................Avondale ......0830

New Lynn ............................0735 ......................Mt Albert .......0840

Glendene ...........................0745 .......................St Lukes .......0845

Henderson .........................0750 .......................Wynyard .......0905

#209 Aotea – Mt Roskill – Blockhouse Bay - New Lynn

Ian McKinnon, Dominion, Richardson, May, White Swan, Donovan New Lynn

..............................Aotea – New Lynn ..............New Lynn – Aotea

Aotea ............................0700 ...................New Lynn .............0750

Valley Rd ......................0705 ...................Mt Roskill shops ...0810

Mt Roskill shops ...........0715 ....................Valley Rd .............0820

New Lynn .....................0735 ....................Aotea ...................0830

#210 Britomart – Mt Eden – Blockhouse Bay – New Lynn

Via Symonds St, Mt Eden Rd, Hillsborough Rd, Lynfield, Blockhouse Bay

................................Britomart – New Lynn .........New Lynn - Britomart

Britomart ...........................0700 ........................New Lynn ........0800

Mt Eden shops ..................0715 ...................Blockhouse Bay ...0810

Three Kings ......................0720 .........................Lynfield ..........0815

Lynfield .............................0735 .......................Three Kings .....0830

Blockhouse Bay ................0740 .......................Mt Eden shops .0835

New Lynn ..........................0750 .......................Britomart ..........0850

#211.  Britomart – Aotea - Onehunga – Airport – Manukau

Via Queen St, Hospital, Newmarket, Manukau Rd, Onehunga Mall and Rail, Mangere Shop, Airport, Puhinui, Manukau

................................Britomart – Manukau .........Manukau - Britomart

Britomart .............................0700 .....................Manukau ..........0830

Newmarket ..........................0720 .....................Onehunga Rail .0855

Greenlane Rd .....................0730 .....................Royal Oak ........0905

Royal Oak ...........................0740 ....................Greenlane Rd ...0915

Onehunga rail .....................0745 .....................Newmarket .......0825

Manukau .............................0810 .....................Britomart ..........0845

#212 Wynyard – Manukau – Papakura

Via Customs St, Symonds St, Hospital, Newmarket, Great South Road, Otahuhu Transport Centre, Otahuhu Rail, Middlemore Hospital, Hunters Corner, Manukau

.............................Britomart – Papakura ...........Papakura – Britomart

Britomart ........................0700 ..........................Papakura .........0840

Newmarket .....................0715 ..........................Manurewa ........0855

Greenlane .....................0720 ...........................Manukau .........0910

Otahuhu ........................0740 ...........................Otahuhu ..........0930

Manukau .......................0800 ............................Greenlane ......0950

Manurewa .....................0815 ............................Newmarket ......0955

Papakura ......................0830 ............................Britomart .........1010

#213 Aotea – Ellerslie – Panmure - Botany

Via Symonds St – Newmarket – Greenlane - Ellerslie,

Ellerslie-Panmure Highway – Panmure - Botany

.........................................Aotea – Botany .........Botany – Aotea

Aotea ......................................0700 .................Botany .......0800

Ellerslie ...................................0720 .................Panmure ....0820

Panmure .................................0730 .................Ellerslie ......0830

Botany ....................................0750 .................Aotea .........0850

#214 Britomart – Remuera – Panmure – Howick

Via Symonds St, - Newmarket – Remuera – Ladies Mile -

Marua Road – Panmure – Pakuranga - Highland Park – Howick.

................................Britomart – Howick .............Howick – Britomart

Britomart ............................0700 ........................Howick ........0810

Remuera ............................0720 ..................Highland Park ...0815

Panmure ............................0735 .....................Pakuranga .....0825

Pakuranga .........................0745 .....................Panmure ........0835

Highland Park ....................0755 .....................Remuera ........0850

Howick ...............................0800 .....................Britomart ........0910

#215 Wynyard–Remuera–St Johns– Glen Innes– Panmure 

Via Wellesley St, Mayoral Drive. Wakefield St, Symonds St, Hospital, Newmarket - Remuera Rd – St Johns – Apirana Avenue – Glen Innes - Panmure

Aotea – Panmure Panmure – Wynyard

Wynyard 0700 Panmure 0800

Remuera 0720 Glen Innes 0810

Glen Innes 0735 Remuera 0835

Panmure 0745 Wynyard 0850

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#216 Wynyard–Mission Bay–St Heliers– Panmure

Via Customs St and Tamaki Drive

Britomart – St Heliers St Heliers - Britomart

Wynyard 0700 Panmure 0800

Mission Bay 0715 Glen Innes 0812

St Heliers 0720 St Heliers 0825 Glen Innes 0733 Mission Bay 0830 Panmure 0745 Wynyard 0845

#217 Pt Chevalier – Greenlane – Remuera – Mission Bay

Via New Nth Road, St Lukes Rd, Balmoral Rd, Green Lane Rd, Ascot Avenue, Orakei Rd, Kepa Rd, Mission Bay

Pt Chevalier – Mission Bay Mission Bay – Pt Chevalier

Pt Chevalier 0700 Mission Bay 0800

St Lukes 0705 Remuera 0820

Manukau Rd 0715 Great South Road 0830

Great South Road 0720 Manukau Rd 0835

Remuera 0730 St Lukes 0845 Mission Bay 0750 Pt Chevalier 0850

 

#218 Pt Chevalier – Onehunga – Sylvia Park – Panmure

Via Mt Albert Road – Onehunga Mall – Church St – Sylvia Park – Panmure

Pt Chevalier – Panmure Panmure – Pt Chevalier

Pt Chevalier 0700 Panmure 0800

Mt Albert Shops 0705 Sylvia Park 0805

Mt Roskill shops 0715 Onehunga Mall 0820

Onehunga Rail 0725 Mt Roskill shops 0830

Sylvia Park 0740 Mt Albert shops 0840

Panmure 0745 Pt Chevalier 0845

#219 New Lynn – Onehunga – Sylvia Park

Via Blockhouse Bay – Hillsborough Rd – Onehunga

New Lynn 0700 Sylvia Park 0800

Blockhouse Bay 0710 Onehunga 0815

Onehunga 0730 Blockhouse Bay 0835

Sylvia Park 0745 New Lynn 0855

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#220 Panmure – Otahuhu – Airport

Via Sylvia Park, Otahuhu Town and rail, Middlemore Hospital, Mangere Town,

Panmure – Airport Airport - Panmure

Panmure 0700 Airport 0800

Airport 0740 Panmure 0840

#221 Onehunga – Mangere Bridge – Airport

Via Mangere Bridge, Kirkbride Rd, Ascot Rd, Montgomerie Rd, Richard Pearse

Onehunga 0700 Airport 0800

Airport 0720 Onehunga 0820

 

STANDARD BUS SERVICES

Services Monday – Friday Every 10 minutes 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm

Monday – Saturday Every 20 minutes 6am – 11pm

Sundays Every 20 minutes 8am – 11pm

 

Stops at all stops en route

Standard services will be upgraded to Primary as patronage increases

#300 Britomart – Gulf Harbour

Via Northern Busway – Silverdale – Whangaparoaoa Rd – Gulf Harbour

Britomart – Gulf Harbour Gulf Harbour – Britomart

Britomart 0700 Gulf Harbour 0820

Hibiscus Coast 0730 Whangaparaoa town 0840

Whangaparoa Town 0750 Hibiscus Coast 0900

Gulf Harbour 0800 Britomart 0930

#301 Hibiscus Coast – Orewa – Whangaparoa - Manly

Via Silverdale Town - Orewa - Red Beach Rd – Vipond Rd – Brightside Rd – Stanmore Bay Rd – Whangaparoa Town Centre.

Hibiscus Coast 0700 Manly 0800

Orewa 0715 Whanparoa Plaza 0810

Whangaparoa Plaza 0740 Orewa 0835

Manly 0750 Hibiscus Coast 0850

#302 Albany – Long Bay – Torbay – Browns Bay

Via Oteha Valley – Northcross - Glenvar – Ashley Ave – Beach Rd – Torbay – Browns Bay

Albany 0700 Browns Bay 0800

Long Bay 0715 Long Bay 0810

Browns Bay 0725 Albany 0825

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#303 Aotea – Northcote - Glenfield

Aotea – Onewa Rd – Lake Rd – Hillcrest – Coronation Rd – Glenfield

Aotea – Glenfield Glenfield – Aotea

Aotea 0700 Glenfield 0750

Northcote 0715 Northcote 0805

Glenfield 0730 Aotea 0820

#304 Britomart – Sunnybrae – Glenfield

Via Akoranga Drive, - Sunnybrae – Chivalry – Glenfield

Britomart – Glenfield Glenfield – Brtomart

Britomart 0700 Glenfield 0740

Northcote Rd 0715 Northcote Rd 0755

Glenfield 0730 Glenfield 0810

#305 Britomart – Wairau – Albany

Via Akoranga – Smales – Wairau Rd – Target Rd – Sunset Rd – Albany Highway

Britomart – Albany Albany - Britomart

Britomart 0700 Albany Park & Ride 0740

Albany Village/Massey 0725 Albany Village/Massey 0745

Albany Park & Ride 0730 Britomart 0810

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#306 Aotea - Takapuna – Browns Bay - Albany

Via Victoria St - Fanshawe St – Takapuna - Milford – Castor Bay – Campbells Bay – Mairangi Bay – Murrays Bay – Rothesay Bay – Browns Bay - Northcross

Aotea 0700 Albany 0810

Takapuna 0715 Browns Bay 0820

Mairangi Bay 0730 Mairangi Bay 0830

Browns Bay 0740 Takapauna 0845 Albany 0750 Aotea 0900

#307 Constellation – Hobsonville – West Harbour – Westgate

Via Upper Harbour Highway – Greenhithe – Brigham Creek Road – Whenuapai – Westgate

Constellation 0700 Westgate 0740

Hobsonville 0720 Hobsonville 0755

Westgate 0735 Constellation 0815

#308 Glenfield - Beachhaven - Glenfield

via Peach Rd – Stanley Rd – Seaview – Chedworth - Beachhaven ferry – Rangatira - Verena - Eskdale – Glenfield

Glenfield 0700 Glenfield 0730

Beachhaven ferry 0710 Verran Corner 0740

Verran Corner 0715 Birkenhead ferry 0745

Glenfield 0725 Glenfield 0755

 

#309 Takapuna – Stanley Point

Via Burns – Lake – Northbooro – Williamson – Vauxhall – Devonport - Edward – Calliope – Stanley.

Takapuna 0700 Stanley Point 0730

Devonport 0720 Devonport 0735

Stanley Point 0725 Takapuna 0755

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#310 Akoranga - Takapuna – Bayswater

Via Bayswater Rd – Lake Rd – Northboro – Francis – Hart – Takpauna – Akoranga

Akoranga 0700 Bayswater 0730

Takapuna 0705 Takapuna 0745

Bayswater 0720 Akoranga 0750

#311 Aotea – Herne Bay – Pt Chevalier

Via Victoria St, College Hill, Jervois Rd, West End Rd, Meola Rd, Pt Chevalier

Britomart – Pt Chevalier Pt Chevalier – Britomart

Britomart 0700 Pt Chevalier Beach 0730

Garnet Rd 0715 Garnet Rd 0735

Pt Chevalier Beach 0720

#306 Aotea - Takapuna – Browns Bay - Albany

Via Victoria St - Fanshawe St – Takapuna - Milford – Castor Bay – Campbells Bay – Mairangi Bay – Murrays Bay – Rothesay Bay – Browns Bay - Northcross

Aotea 0700 Albany 0810

Takapuna 0715 Browns Bay 0820

Mairangi Bay 0730 Mairangi Bay 0830

Browns Bay 0740 Takapauna 0845 Albany 0750 Aotea 0900

#307 Constellation – Hobsonville – West Harbour – Westgate

Via Upper Harbour Highway – Greenhithe – Brigham Creek Road – Whenuapai – Westgate

Constellation 0700 Westgate 0740

Hobsonville 0720 Hobsonville 0755

Westgate 0735 Constellation 0815

#308 Glenfield - Beachhaven - Glenfield

via Peach Rd – Stanley Rd – Seaview – Chedworth - Beachhaven ferry – Rangatira - Verena - Eskdale – Glenfield

Glenfield 0700 Glenfield 0730

Beachhaven ferry 0710 Verran Corner 0740

Verran Corner 0715 Birkenhead ferry 0745

Glenfield 0725 Glenfield 075

#309 Takapuna – Stanley Point

Via Burns – Lake – Northbooro – Williamson – Vauxhall – Devonport - Edward – Calliope – Stanley.

Takapuna 0700 Stanley Point 0730

Devonport 0720 Devonport 0735

Stanley Point 0725 Takapuna 0755

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#310 Akoranga - Takapuna – Bayswater

Via Bayswater Rd – Lake Rd – Northboro – Francis – Hart – Takpauna – Akoranga

Akoranga 0700 Bayswater 0730

Takapuna 0705 Takapuna 0745

Bayswater 0720 Akoranga 0750

#311 Aotea – Herne Bay – Pt Chevalier

Via Victoria St, College Hill, Jervois Rd, West End Rd, Meola Rd, Pt Chevalier

Britomart – Pt Chevalier Pt Chevalier – Britomart

Britomart 0700 Pt Chevalier Beach 0730

Garnet Rd 0715 Garnet Rd 0735

Pt Chevalier Beach 0720 Aotea 0750

#312 Britomart (Customs St) – Sandringham - New Lynn

Via - Symonds St - Sandringham Rd – Stoddard Rd – Hendon - Avondale

Britomart – New Lynn New Lynn - City

Britomart 0700 New Lynn 0800

Sandringham Shops 0725 Sandringham shops 0820

New Lynn 0745 Britomart 0845

#313 Te Atatu – New Lynn

Via Te Atatu Town – Te Atatu Rd, - Great North Rd, New Lynn

Te Atatu – New Lynn New Lynn – Te Atatu

Te Atatu town 0700 New Lynn 0730

Glendene 0710 Kelston 0735

Kelston 0715 Glendene 0740

New Lynn 0720 Te Atatu town 0750

#314 Titirangi – New Lynn

Via Titirangi Rd, Margan, Rankin

Titirangi – New Lynn New Lynn – Titirangi\

Titirangi 0700 New Lynn 0740

New Lynn 0720 Titirangi 0800

#315 Onehunga – Otahuhu Via Onehunga, Mangere Bridge, Walmsley, Favona, Otahuhu rail, Otahuhu Town

New Lynn – Otahuhu Otahuhu – New Lynn

New Lynn 0700 Otahuhu 0800

Onehunga 0720 Onehunga 0820

Otahuhu 0740 New Lynn 0840

#316 Botany – Airport

Via Te Irirangi, Ormiston, East Tamaki, Otara, Papatoetoe, Wyllie, Puhinui Rd

Botany – Airport Airport - Botany

Botany 0700 Airport 0800

Otara 0715 Papatoetoe 0815

Papatoetoe 0725 Otara 0825

Airport 0740 Botany 0840

#317 St Heliers – Sylvia Park

Via St Heliers Bay Rd, West Tamaki, Line Rd, Glen Innes, Tripoli, Panmure

St Heliers – Sylvia Park Sylvia Park – St Heliers

St Heliers 0700 Sylvia Park 0740

Glen Innes 0715 Panmure 0745

Panmure 0720 Glen Innes 0750

Sylvia Park 0725 St Heliers 0805

#318 Britomart – Eastridge – St Heliers

Via Ngapipi Rd, Kepa Road, Kohimarama Rd, St Heliers Bay Rd

Britomart – St Heliers St Heliers – Britomart

Britomart 0700 St Heliers 0740

Eastridge 0715 Eastridge 0755

St Heliers 0730 Britomart 0810

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#319 Botany – Dannemora – Flat Bush, Donegal Park, Manukau

Via Dannemora, Murphys, Redoubt

Botany 0700 Manukau 0740

Ormiston 0710 Ormiston 0800

Manukau 0730 Botany 0810

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#320 Manukau – Clendon – Weymouth – Manukau

Manukau 0700

Weymouth 0725

Manukau 0750

#321 Manukau – Homai – Manurewa – Wattle Downs

Manukau 0700 Wattle Downs 0740

Homai 0708 Manurewa 0800

Manurewa 0715 Homai 0807

Wattle Downs 0735 Manukau 0815

#322 Manukau – Randwick Park – Takanini – Papakura

Via Manukau Rd, Orams Rd, David Ave, Grande Vue, Hill Rd, (Botanic Gardens) Stratford Rd, Alfriston, Porchester, Popes, Takanini School, Takanini Station, Porchester, Ingram, Papakura

Manukau 0700 Papakura 0800

Botanic Gardens 0715 Botanic Gardens 0825

Papakura 0740 Manukau 0840

#323 Papakura – Pahurehure

Papakura 0700 Pahurehure 0720

Pahurehure 0715 Papakura 0735

#324 Papakura – Karaka

Papakura 0700

Karaka

Papakura 0740`

#325 Papakura – Clevedon via Ardmore,

Papakura 0700 Clevedon 0740

Ardmore 0705 Ardmore 0755

Clevedon 0720 Papakura 0800

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LOCAL BUS SERVICES

Services Monday – Saturday Every 20 minutes 6am – midnight

Sundays Every 20 minutes 8am – 11pm

Some services will operate every 10 minutes 7am – 9am weekdays subject to demand.

These services link to Express, Primary, and Standard services at transport hubs.. Over 95% of people living within the area bounded by Albany, West City, Titirangi, Papakura, East Tamaki, and Cockle Bay will be within 15 minutes walk of a Supermaxx service. (80% within a 5 minute walk). Buses will be smaller and transition to electric as soon as possible. Some local buses will operate non stop from the stated transport hub to the city at peak times subject to demand.

 

MINIMAXX

Transport hub to home and return

Shared ride service available from Transport Hubs – extra cost $2

Shared ride services will be trialled from Transport Hubs at most Transport hubs departing every 20 minutes on the hour and 20 and 40 minutes past the hour to any address within 10 minutes drive of the transport hub. From home to hub can be booked onm lineor app confirmed within a 10 minute tiem window. Services will only be available from and to a Transport Hub.

CYCLING

Supermaxx encourages cycling to and from your nearest transport hub

Safe pathways will be developed where possible .

All transport hubs and train stations have camera monitored undercover cycle racks

WALKING

Auckland should be the most walkable city in the world but modes (wheels and feet) must be separated for the comfort and safety of all.

 

 

AIRPORT PRECINCT

 

A 24 hour operation and major employer.

Served by Supermaxx services

Route Busway

102 Constellation Airport

Express

103 Britomart – Aotea – Pt Chevalier – Onehunga – Airport

Primary (24 hour services)

210 Briromart – Aotea – Onehunga – Airport – Manukau

218 Panmure – Otahuhu – Airport

210 Onehunga – Mangere Bridge – Airport

Standard

312 Botany – Airport

 

AIRPORT LINK Manukau – Puhinui – Airport

Every 10 minutes 5am – 7pm daily

Every 20 minutes 7pm – midnight

Manukau ................0700 ..........International Terminal .......0740

Puhinui.................. 0710 ..........Domestic terminal ..............0745

Domestic Terminal..0725 .,........Puhinui ..............................0800

International Terminal 0730 ......Manukau ...........................0810

 

 

WHERE DOES SKYCABS FIT WITH SUPERMAXX?

When first introduced to Hugh Chapman and Skycabs 10 years ago when looking at ways ahead on arterial routes this appeared to be a perfect solution offering vastly cheaper and less disruptive introduction and more effective and enjoyable passenger experience. For the cost of the CRL a network throughout greater Auckland including North Shore could have been bult and the CRL not needed!. However I am not an engineer and neither endorse or denigrate it. My request to the authorities has been to ask them to 1 Get a group of independent quality engineers to examine it on paper – time frame maximum 1 month. 2 If it stacks up build a test track to test it – time frame 1 year – cost approx $20 million 3 Once tested and proven implement it and market it Over 60 cities around the world are looking for a similar solutiuon but no one wants to be the first mover. Skycabs has massive export potential once proven. Lets get on to it.! 

Stephen Greenfield. Auckland Transport Consultancy

 

 

SUPERMAXX PROPOSAL

First edition prepared in 2006 and presented in 2007 to Auckland Regional Council, Auckland Regional Transport Authority, and all Mayors and City Councillors in Auckland region, plus every central government politician.

It has been updated and re-presented 6 times since..

No one has proven my claims to be wrong.

This edition prepared 01 October 2021 to meet our covid 'new reality'.

My request to Auckland Transport and politicians has always been to

1 Prove that my claims are invalid OR

2 Come up with something better OR

3 Implement SUPERMAXX

They have done none of the above

Auckland Council are now in deep financial trouble and have no idea how to get out of it

Auckland Transport budget for public transport subsidies has blown out from $328.5 million in 2019/2020 to $415 million in 2021/2022. No changes have been made to address this by reducing costs and/or increasing revenue.

Supermaxx decreases costs and increases revenue

Supermaxx can be implemented within 6 months

 

The ongoing effects of Covid will continue to supress patronage through changing work patterns, fewer people working in the inner city, and the desire for 'bubble security' by using private cars.

 

No amount of modelling can really show how much patronage will increase if Supermaxx is completely implemented providing

Much more interconnected and user friendly network

More frequent schedules

Fares approximately halved for most commuters

 

However I believe it will be substantial. 2022 will probably be much more difficult financially for many people.

 

It is imperative that we act now to provide the best possible public transport at the lowest possible cost in the shortest possible time.

 


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'CLIMATE EMERGENCY'. 

It is utterly hypocritical to declare a 'Climate Emergency' and refuse to make the basic changes that would make a real difference to our carbon emissions. The refined Supermaxx network actually provides 20% more capacity with 350 less buses reducing carbon emissions by 31,500 tons per annum. In addition to that would be the huge reduction in emissions and congestion as commuters move from cars to public transport with the much better schedules and network, and hugely reduced fares provided by Supermaxx. 

Wellington is rapidly moving to an electric bus fleet including having double deckers on the road that can operate for 200 km per charge and a 15 minute full charge capability. Auckland cannot even begin to catch up. 

 

Auckland needs Supermaxx

"Supermaxx" is an effective, low cost, affordable, integrated, public transport system for Auckland which can commence within 6 months. It was first offered to Auckland (ARTA, ARC, and Auckland City Council) in 2007.


"Supermaxx" is a time based fare system offering 2 hour, 1 day, 7 day, and 30 day electronic passes. Main unit is a 30 day pass for $70 providing unlimited travel on all train and bus services and the Devonport ferry in the area bounded by Albany, Papakura, Swanson, Howick. This is a massive cost reduction for most commuters. "Supermaxx" will reduce the subsidies required by $70-$80 million per annum.

It is long past time we took action to bring our transport system into the 21st Century. The original "Supermaxx" proposal was presented to ARC, ARTA, Plus Auckland, Manukau, Waitakere, North Shore and Papakura City Councils in early 2007. It could have been introduced by early 2008. If it had been introduced then:
** Ratepayers and taxpayers would have saved over $1 billion dollars in rates and taxes now paid for excessive operating subsidies.
** Commuters would have saved over $1 billion in excess fares
** Over 500,000 tons less of carbon and other pollutants would have been pumped into our skies.
** Aucklanders would have enjoyed a far more functional public transport system - and the transport fiasco of World Cup opening night would not have happened!

 

Features
** Integrated bus and train public transport from Wellsford to Waiuku, Helensville and Piha to Beachlands
** Introduction of express services using motorways where possible between transport hubs and major connector points integrated with primary, secondary, and local bus routes.
Primary services feature Services every 10 minutes 7am - 7pm monday - saturday, 20 minutes at off peak times and hourly on primary routes from midnight to 6am. 
** Introduction of LOCAL and REGIONAL bus services
** Devonport ferry now incorporated to relieve pressure on Lake Rd.
** Over 90% of Aucklanders (Metro area Albany to Papakura - Swanson to Howick) will now be within a 15 minute walk of a "Supermaxx" bus or train stop. 
** Unlimited travel passes on all train, bus, and Devonport ferry services between Albany and Papakura, Swanson and Howick,
$2 for 2 hours, 
$5 for one day,
$20 for 7 days,
and $70 for 30 days.

REGIONAL PASSES - all bus and train services plus Devonport ferry, Wellsford to Waiuku. $5 for 2 hour pass, $10 for 1 day pass, $30 for 7 day pass, $90 for 30 day pass. 
 

CHALLENGE

My Challenge to Auckland Transport, Auckland Council, Minister of Transport and Prime Minister for the past 10 years has been to

1. Find a better programme to provide the best possible public transport for Auckland in the shortest possible time at the lowest possible cost OR

2. Prove that Supermaxx will not work OR 

3. Implement SUPERMAXX immediately to cater for the  increasing numbers using public transport through financial stringency. The current minor hugely expensive and poorly implemented incremental improvements under the 'new network'  will not do this.

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