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More buses for Murapara

More buses for Murapara

For immediate release: Thursday 26  June 2008


Murapara residents will get more buses from Tuesday 1 July 2008 when a new twice weekly service starts.

The new Tuesday and Thursday service will enable Murapara residents to travel to Rotorua CBD by bus more often. Previously the service only ran on Thursdays.

Regional Land Transport Committee chairman Andrew von Dadelszen said the services would be funded by Environment Bay of Plenty as part of its commitment to encouraging more people to use buses more often.

“This is great news for Murapara residents as it means more people can give the bus a go and use it to travel to Rotorua for shopping, appointments or to meet up with friends. This will also mean less cars on the road which improves traffic congestion and air quality,” Mr von Dadelszen said.

The first bus leaves the Rotorua I-Site on Fenton Street at 8.15am arriving in Murapara at 9am. It leaves Murapara again around 9am arriving in the Rotorua central mall at 10.15am.  The last bus leaves Rotorua at 1.30pm arriving in Murapara at 2.40pm.

The improved service coincides with the launch of a new Cityride bus contract with Reesby Buses, of Rotorua. Other improvements from 1 July include a later bus service on all 10 Cityride routes and a new hourly Sunday bus network on all 10 routes. There will also be more accessible, low floor buses introduced on the Ngongotaha, polytechnic and airport routes.

For more information call 0800 4 BAYBUS or visit www.baybus.co.nz.


For further media information please contact Andrew von Dadelszen on 0800 ENV BOP (368 267) or Fiona Robinson, Senior Communications Advisor, on 0800 ENV BOP (368 267) ext 8380 or (021) 289 8380.



Background info

Fast Facts

Route Descriptions

From Murupara to Rotorua:

Pine (Police Station), Oregon, Pine, SH38, via Dun Road to Kaingaroa Village, SH 38, SH5, Hemo, Fenton, Victoria, Rotorua Central Mall, Fenton, Tourism Rotorua.

From Rotorua to Murupara:

Tourism Rotorua, Fenton, Victoria, Rotorua Central Mall, Fenton, Hemo, SH5, SH38, via Dun Road to Kaingaroa Village, SH 38, Pine, Oregon, Pine (Police Station).

Fares (one-way)

Murupara to Rotorua (and vice versa)

Adult $10.00

Concession fares $6.00

Kaingaroa Village to Rotorua (and vice versa)

Adult $7.00

Concession fares $4.00

Kaingaroa Village to Murupara (and vice versa)

Adult $3.00

Concession fares $2.00



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