Zonal fares to go live
After four years of integrated ticketing (AT-HOP) Auckland Transport is rolling out integrated fares or simply put Zonal Fares.
From Auckland Transport
A new simpler fares system starts for all bus and train services (excludes SkyBus services) on Sunday 14 August 2016.
Date: Sunday 14 August 2016
Mode: All bus and trains
We’re introducing a new fare structure with a new map with colour coded fare zones across Auckland. It is easy to work out your cash or AT HOP fare no matter which bus or train you take using the new zone map and fare tables.
New fare zones for buses and trains (excludes SkyBus services) from 14 August 2016
Fares are based on the number of zones you travel through.
Zone overlap areas (grey coloured areas on the new fare zones map) at some zone boundaries allow for travelling to the edge of the zone borders without crossing into another zone.
If you are paying with an AT HOP card and travelling within a zone overlap area as part of a journey (this means tagging on and off within the same zone overlap area), this may count as travelling through a new zone.
From 14 August you can refer to the Journey Planner for the correct fare.
Simpler fares using your AT HOP card
With an AT HOP card, you will pay for one entire journey from A to B, instead of paying the fare on each bus or train separately.
During your journey:
- You can use up to 5 buses or trains within 4 hours, just ensure you transfer between each trip within a maximum of 30 minutes.
- Tag on and off each bus and train as you do now and simply count the number of zones you travel through to find out your fare.
AT HOP simpler fares for buses and trains
|ADULT AT HOP FARE||CHILD AND ACCESSIBLE AT HOP FARE*||TERTIARY AT HOP FARE*|
*Child, Accessible and Tertiary AT HOP fares only apply when paying with an AT HOP card with the relevant concession applied.
These fares do not apply to SkyBus services.
Note: If travelling by train between West and South Auckland via the city zone you will not be charged for the city zone if you do not tag on or off in that zone.
New AT HOP child weekend fare
Changes to AT HOP day pass
The current AT HOP day passes are being replaced with a new $18 all zones pass which is valid for travel until midnight on the day of use (excluding SkyBus services).
Changes to AT HOP monthly pass
Simpler fares paying by cash
If you pay with cash, use the new fare zones map and fare table below to find the fare of each bus or train you catch.
Cash simpler fares for buses and trains
|ADULT CASH FARE||CHILD AND ACCESSIBLE CASH FARE|
Last updated 19 July 2016
Information is correct at the time of publishing and subject to change
Excellent to see from Auckland Transport and something similar to what I mocked up four years ago as seen below:
Also in other news to watch Auckland Transport are going through the motions to introduce all day frequent trains (so 10-15 minute frequencies) on the Southern Line. This means you can basically turn up and go without worrying about a timetable. While we do have the rolling stock for this having an extra 20 sets of EMU’s would allow for more 6-car sets to handle the increased patronage.
More on the all day roll out as it gets nearer.