The number of public transport services out west is increasing but residents say it's not enough.
Bus services between Te Atatu Peninsula and Henderson have increased and on October 29 the number of weekend train services will double.
Train users on the western line will get half hourly services from Britomart to Swanson between 8am to 6pm and vice versa between 9.20am and 7.20pm.
These changes will extend to Sturges Rd, Ranui and Swanson stations on Sundays.
At the moment there is only an hourly rail service.
This week increased bus services are also in operation between Henderson and Te Atatu.
The number of week day services has increased by an extra eight per day and the number of express services to Britomart increased from two to seven per day.
But Te Atatu Residents and Ratepayers Association transport spokesman Nick Keating says the new timetable is still old fashioned.
Despite Henderson being a major transport hub, he says there are no services after 5pm from Henderson to Te Atatu Peninsula on Saturdays.
For people wishing to head to the airport or anywhere other than the city the service is still lacking, he says.
The increased services come as some eastbound bus shoulder lanes closed in September to allow for roadworks on the western ring route.
Auckland Transport says the new timetable has taken into consideration the lane closures and the Auckland Transport Agency is introducing a T2 lane at Great North Rd on Sunday.
This will be a westbound priority lane for buses, trucks and any vehicle carrying two or more passengers.
Auckland Transport Agency state highway manager Tommy Parker says it will help keep people moving as work accelerates to complete the western ring route.
"It is one of a number of initiatives that have already been introduced or are planned to keep disruption to a minimum and they will all be monitored to ensure that they are effective," Mr Parker says.
"It is expected that the priority lane will return bus travel times through this section to what they were before our western ring route construction work began."
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