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Published: 2011-04-13 00:00:00

The free services apply to local bus routes that operate within the Hamilton City boundary.

With thousands of people expected to attend this year’s event starting on Friday, the bus services are an initiative by Waikato Regional Council and event organisers.

Council transport group manager Vaughan Payne said the free BUSIT! services would help to minimise congestion near the site.

“We are operating extra buses during peak hours to accommodate the predicted increase in passenger numbers, so taking a bus means you can get to the track easily, without the hassle of parking,” he said.

There will be diversions to the Frankton, Nawton and Raglan services from tomorrow (Thursday 14 April) through to next Monday (18 April).  

“Bus services will be busy and some journeys may take longer than normal, so it is recommended that those with important appointments allow extra travel time over the weekend,” Mr Payne said.

There will also be an enhanced Night Rider service on Saturday following the ZZ Top concert and a limited Night Rider service after the Good Charlotte concert on Sunday.

For full details of the ITM 400 Hamilton BUSIT! timetable visit www.busit.co.nz or call 0800 4BUSLINE. You can also join BUSIT! on Facebook: www.facebook.com/busitwaikato