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Free buses make Christmas shopping a breeze


Free buses make Christmas shopping a breeze

Horizons Regional Council is encouraging shoppers to go by bus this silly season with free Saturday services offered in the lead up to Christmas.

All Wanganui buses supported by Horizons will be free on Saturday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December and are set to reduce the stress of finding and paying for parking.

Horizons transport manager Anne Redgrave says Christmas is a busy time on the region’s roads and motorists are often under stress and in a rush.

“The free buses take a bit of hassle out of Christmas shopping. They provide an opportunity for those yet to try our services to hop aboard and find out just how easy it is to travel by bus. They’re also a nice little gift for our regular passengers,” she says.

Ms Redgrave said the number of people using public transport in Wanganui has increased by 5 per cent over the past four years but there is plenty of room for growth.

“Rising petrol, car maintenance and parking costs are all compelling reasons to go by bus, as is the reduced environmental impact of shared transport. We’re looking forward to seeing more and more people catching on to the benefits of buses over the coming year.”

For more information about bus timetables and routes visit the passenger transport section of Horizons website www.horizons.govt.nz or call free phone number 0508 800 800.


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