There is relief in sight for Silverdale park and ride users, with details of the construction programme for the remaining work expected soon.
The building of the bus station and remaining 90 parking spaces, which was to have been completed by next month, was held up awaiting a contract for the work to be let (HM March 13).
Recently Auckland Transport (AT) advised the Hibiscus & Bays Local Board that tender negotiations are complete and a contract should be awarded mid-June, after which the construction programme will be announced.
Once the station building is complete it will include ticket and AT Hop top-up machines, toilets, secure cycle parking and well lit waiting areas that will be protected from the elements.
The local board also raised with AT the need for more temporary bus shelters in the interim as winter gets colder and wetter. Last week an AT spokesperson confirmed that additional shelters will be installed in Painton Road from late June.