Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Limited bus services are due to resume on Thursday 3 March

Limited bus services are due to resume on Thursday 3 March 2011

Environment Canterbury is starting limited Metro bus and ferry services in greater Christchurch from Thursday March 3, which will operate free for two weeks.

Limited services will be offered for northern routes and for
western/southern routes between 7am and 7pm seven days a week. Eastern
surburbs will be serviced by Metrostar, the No.60 service and the
Orbiter. The poor condition of roads is limiting the number of services
that can be provided in eastern suburbs.

The northern services will operate from a terminus on Bealey Ave
(between Durham Street North and Montreal Street).

The western and southern services will operate from a terminus near
Christchurch Hospital (on Hagley Ave between St Asaph Street and
Riccarton Ave). Environment Canterbury staff will be based at both
locations to provide help and advice for people wanting to use bus
services.

A shuttle will operate between the terminus near Christchurch Hospital
and Bealey Ave so people can transfer between routes.

Bus services will allow more people to travel to access shops, medical
and support services, visit friends and family, as well as return to
work if possible.

The bus services will also help to reduce the number of cars on the
roads – particularly in the eastern suburbs – where significant
transport congestion is hampering access for emergency and service
vehicles.

Total Mobility services will continue to operate as normal with vouchers
available from the relevant agencies.

For more information on services operating visit www.metroinfo.co.nz

Bus services being operated

• Metrostar

• 12 Northwood

• 60 Parklands

• Orbiter

• 12 Murray Aynsley

• 81 Lincoln

• 3 Avonhead and airport

• 14 Harewood

• 83 Hei Hei

• 5 Hornby

• 15 Bishopdale

• 84 Russley

• 7 Halswell

• 16 Belfast

• 88 Rolleston

• 8 Casebrook

• 18 St Albans

• 90 Rangiora

• 8 Hoon Hay

• 20 Burnside

• 820 Burham-Rolleston

• 9 Wairakei

• 21 Ilam

• 912 Kaiapoi to Rangiora via Woodend

• 11 Styx Mill

• 22 Redwood

• 11 Westmorland

• 23 Hyde Park

Bus services not listed in the table above are not operating until further notice.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news