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Metro Services recommencing on Friday 11 March

Media Advisory 4:45 pm, Thursday 10 March: Metro Services recommencing on Friday 11 March

Media Advisory sent on behalf of Environment Canterbury

The following Christchurch Metro bus services will recommence on Friday 11 March 2011:

• 3 Hospital Parkside to Ferrymead via Ferry Rd

• 5 Hospital Parkside to New Brighton via Pages Rd

• 10 Airport

• 10 Cashmere

• 14 Dyers Pass

• 28 Lyttelton

• 29 Airport

As well as these additional routes, the 60 Parklands service will be extended back to New Brighton from Burwood Hospital.

Buses will operate between 7am and 7pm until Sunday 13 March. Extended operating hours will begin on Monday 14 March – details about these hours to be advised soon.

Metro Bus services will continue to be free to all passengers.

All of these services will terminate at either Bealey Ave (10 Airport & 60) or Hospital Parkside (3, 5, 10 Cashmere, 14 Dyers Pass, 28 & 29). A link service will continue to be provided between these two terminuses.

These services will provide better access to eastern suburbs, the Cashmere Hills and the Airport. We are very aware that many parts of Christchurch are still without Metro bus services. We continue to review road and bridge conditions, and we will seek to add further services where possible.

For more information on all bus services operating, please visit MetroInfo or the MetroInfo Facebook page. We also have a limited MetroInfo call centre operating Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, ph 366 88 55.

Specific information about each route

3 Hospital Parkside to Ferrymead via Ferry Rd

To Ferrymead: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :15 and :45 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Ferrymead at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour

This service will begin and end outside Countdown Ferry Rd. The normal 3 route will be covered between Ferrymead and Fitzgerald Ave, and from here the service will travel along Moorhouse Ave to the Hospital.

5 Hospital Parkside to New Brighton via Pages Rd

To New Brighton: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :25 and :55 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from New Brighton at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour

This service will travel along the normal 5 route between New Brighton and Fitzgerald Ave. From Fitzgerald Ave the service will travel along Moorhouse Ave to the Hospital.

10 Airport

To Airport: services depart from Bealey Ave at :06 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from the Airport at :36 minutes past the hour

Normal route from Bealey Ave to the Airport.

10 Cashmere

To Cashmere: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :15 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Princess Margaret Hospital at :45 minutes past the hour

This service will begin at Princess Margaret Hospital. From there buses will travel up Hackthorne Rd to the Sign of the Takahe and then down Dyers Pass Rd, then straight along Colombo St as far as Brougham St and from there to the Hospital. Services from the city will travel the same route in reverse. Please note that you will need to stand on the opposite side of the road to usual on Hackthorne Rd to travel to the city.

14 Dyers Pass

To Dyers Pass: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :50 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from the Sign of the Takahe at :20 minutes past the hour

This service will travel directly along Colombo St to Dyers Pass Rd. Milton St, Selwyn St, Somerfield St, Barrington St and Cashmere Rd will NOT be served.

28 Lyttelton

To Lyttelton: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Lyttelton at :15 and :45 minutes past the hour

This service will travel along its normal route from Brougham St except in the Heathcote Valley. Services will NOT travel along Martindales Rd and most of Bridle Path Rd, or via the Gondola.

29 Airport

To Airport: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :36 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from the Airport at :06 minutes past the hour

Normal route from Fendalton Rd to the Airport.

60 Parklands

To Parklands: services depart from Bealey Ave at :20 and :50 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from New Brighton at :15 and :45 minutes past the hour

This service will NOT travel along Stanmore Rd, North Avon Rd and North Parade. Instead it will travel via Hills Rd and Shirley Rd. The normal 60 route between The Palms and New Brighton will be used.

Please note this service is different to the temporary 60 service that has been in operation since Thursday 3 March, Barbadoes St will no longer be served.


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