This emergency route design combines the R10 Upper Kaimai route with R11’s McLarens Falls Road section.
The route first follows the R10 route plan which will commence at the normal time. The bus will then turn right up McLaren Falls Road and will travel as far as the corner of Omanawa Road. From there it will head to the transfer point at Tauranga Crossing. Otumoetai students will transfer to the R14 bus. Students will arrive at school 15-20mins later than normal.
Kaimai School – 7.10am
Old Kaimai Road – 7.32am
McLaren Falls Road – 7.47am
Corner Omanawa Road – 8.00am
Corner SH29 and McLaren Falls Road – 8.10am
Tauranga Crossing – 8.25am
This bus commences at Otumoetai and travels to the transfer point at Tauranga Crossing. From there it follows the R10 route plan as far as McLaren Falls Road where it follows the R11 plan to the corner of Omanawa Road. The bus then returns to SH29 to complete the R10 route. This change is expected to add 25mins to the drop-off time for students living south of McLaren Falls Road.
Please note: you may not have your usual driver delivering this service. Please ensure that you are waiting at the bus stop in good time and be prepared to wave down the driver. On afternoon services, students should be ready to let the driver know when their stop is coming up – older students can assist younger students with this. Parents can help by waiting at the stop and flagging down the bus as it approaches.
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