I must say I was a bit disappointed when I found out that Auckland Transport wouldn’t be publishing a timetable for the Outer Link bus service, which begins this Sunday. While not having a timetable encourages “turn up and go” use of the service, at a bus every 15 minutes I think its frequencies are somewhat pushing the limit of proper ‘turn up and go’. Things should work a bit better for the Inner Link, which will run every 10 minutes.
All the Outer Link’s timetable has is this:
And this information on the frequencies: While there’s no published timetable, if you dig through the MAXX website you do find all the arrival times for the service at each stop along its route, if you change the date to August 22nd or beyond. This has enabled me to construct the Monday-Friday timetable for the service. You can download the timetable here in Excel format, or view over the break.
For anti-clockwise services:
There’s a bit of an issue with the afternoon clockwise service, which generates a half hour gap between buses at one point (Universities between 4 and 4.30pm) but I’ve raised that with Auckland Transport and they’re working on it.