Bus shelter blocks entrance to newly built town houses

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It's not the first time a shelter has blocked the entrances to houses at Hobsonville Point

High density living in Auckland reaches a new low with a townhouse entrance blocked by a bus shelter.

The latest bus shelter on Hobsonville Point Rd sits less than a metre away from the houses' entrance, offering new meaning to door-to-door public transport.

Auckland Transport (AT) confirmed the bus shelter was built by state-owned developer HLC in the recently north-west Auckland suburb, as required by its resource consent. 

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AT spokesman James Ireland said the shelter went up before the houses.

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"The land behind the bus shelter was subsequently developed, and the shelter was given to AT."

He said the developer would cover the cost of moving it. 

An HLC spokeswoman said it would be a few months before residents would be moving in. 

HLC could not confirm the reasons the houses and shelter had been placed so close together.  

No way to get in as the new bus shelter blocks the entranceway.
Amy Baker

No way to get in as the new bus shelter blocks the entranceway.

While the houses stand vacant, it's not the first time a shelter has coincided with homes. 

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In 2017, another shelter blocked entrances to town houses further along the same road.

Following publicity about the blooper on Thursday, the shelter had been moved. It was being stored at the HLC site until it was moved to a new position, Ireland said. 

There's less than a metre between the shelter and the letter boxes.
Amy Baker

There's less than a metre between the shelter and the letter boxes.

The shelter will be moved this coming weekend, Auckland Transport spokesman James Ireland said.
Amy Baker

The shelter will be moved this coming weekend, Auckland Transport spokesman James Ireland said.

In 2017, the same thing happened further up the road.
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In 2017, the same thing happened further up the road.

It was moved but still sits almost flush with the apartment's yard wall.
Amy Baker

It was moved but still sits almost flush with the apartment's yard wall.

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