Sunday, June 25, 2023

Nelson Airport News - eBus service

Nelson Airport


Nelson Airport and the Nelson City Council are working together on a new bus shelter and altering pedestrian crossings for the new airport bus service.
 Nelson-Tasman's eBus service will begin operating on 1 August, bringing greater choice to airport customers, tenants and staff.
To allow buses to travel safely and smoothly through the airport precinct, changes are required to the gradient of the pedestrian crossing points on the airport entry road and in front of the terminal. Work to alter the crossings and construct a bus shelter will begin on 6 June and run through until late July (weather dependent).
 Nelson Airport Communications Manager Beth Catley says the roadworks will cause some disruption to traffic flows through the airport precinct.
 “We’re asking people to take extra care when driving through our entry road, Pick Up Drop Off Lane and through the carpark. You may need to allow a little extra time when planning your trip to the airport to make your way through the diversions. There is likely to be some congestion so please be patient. Safety is the top priority.
 “There will be traffic management staff on site to support safe traffic flows so please follow their instructions and take it slowly and safely.”

Work has started at Nelson Airport in preparation for the new eBus service to the airport starting on the 1 August.

The key things to be aware of if you are coming to the airport during June and July are:

  • The Commercial Lane (closest to the terminal building) will be CLOSED to all vehicles other than taxis and drop-offs for customers with accessibility needs for the duration of the works
  • The Pick Up Drop Off (PUDO) lane will remain open, but will be busier than usual due to the additional traffic diverted from the Commercial Lane
  • New temporary pedestrian crossing points will be provided to ensure a safe route is maintained from the carpark to and from the terminal
  • A new bus shelter will be constructed near the terminal

“We recommend customers opt to park in the Main Carpark rather than in the PUDO lane, even if you are making a quick stop and drop, to help ease congestion. Parking will be free for your first 30 minutes, rather than the usual 15 minutes, to recognise the extra time people may need during this period,” Beth says.

“We really appreciate everyone’s patience while these works take place. The new bus will add to the sustainable transport options available for people travelling to and from the airport, so it’s well worth putting up with a few weeks’ disruption to enable the introduction of this much-needed service.”

To find out more about the new bus service visit

A map of the roadworks taking place at Nelson Airport - works area in red

Nelson Airport

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