On-demand shuttle service launches for Auckland’s Half Moon Bay

Posted: 26 November 2020 | | No comments yet

The new service will provide Aucklanders with on-demand transport to and from the Half Moon Bay ferry terminal, which serves the Waiheke and Great Barrier Islands.

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The new on-deamnd shuttle will operate in Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach and Mellons Bay.

A new shuttle service is launching in Auckland later this month, which will offer on-demand rides to the Half Moon Bay ferry terminal.

MyMobigo will, according to operator Transdev, offer commuters in East Auckland a regular on-demand service to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal, ensuring a smooth connection to services leaving for Waiheke and Great Barrier Island. Areas served by the service will include Half Moon Bay itself, as well as Bucklands Beach and Mellons Bay.

Greg Pollock, Transdev’s Managing Director for New Zealand, said the new app-based service would provide a quick, convenient and friendly option for people to connect to ferry services seven days per week.

“We are excited to be bringing this new on-demand service to Auckland,” Mr Pollock said. 

“MyMobigo combines state-of-the-art technology with a friendly and professional service, taking the hassle out of needing to find a park at the Ferry Terminal. Best of all, it is for less than the price of your morning coffee.

“The service is incredibly easy to use and puts the customer in control, with bookings, payments and real-time vehicle tracking available through the MyMobigo app.”

Transdev says one-dollar fares will be offered to customers signed up and using the service in the first week of operation (until midnight 6 December), with regular fares starting at $4.50 for adults and $3.50 for concession card holders and children.  The service is being delivered by Howick and Eastern, a subsidiary of Transdev, in partnership with on-demand shared transport provider Liftango.  

Sheryll Otway, General Manager for Howick and Eastern, said MyMobigo’s fleet of luxury vans provided a connection for customers to and from the Half Moon Bay Ferry Terminal. 

“Our drivers have a comprehensive knowledge of the local area and will do whatever they can to provide customers with a seamless experience,” Ms Otway said. 

“Customers can expect a comfy and hassle-free ride, with MyMobigo’s fleet comprising of new, modern and luxurious vehicles, equipped with USB charging and complimentary WIFI.”