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

 


Bus route revisions for the new school year

January 29, 2013

Bus route revisions for the new school year

As the start of the school year looms, so too does the congestion on our roads as parents pick-up and drop-off their children. To help with this significant issue, Environment Canterbury is encouraging students in Christchurch and the outlying towns to make use of the 30 dedicated school buses provided by Metro.

“These buses are in addition to the regular urban routes, and complement the wider Metro network,” says David Stenhouse, Passenger Services Manager for Environment Canterbury.

“They are generally provided to cater for demand that we would otherwise not be able to be accommodate on our regular urban services. It is more cost effective for us to provide these school services than additional urban trips.”

Alongside the alterations to the general Christchurch Metro network at the end of 2012, there are also some tweaks to the school bus service for the coming school year.

“We are recommending that passengers who’ve used the Metro School Bus services in the past check the Metro website to familiarise themselves with the new numbering system for their bus,” explains Mr Stenhouse.

“In particular students from Aranui, Mairehau and Avonside Girls’ High Schools as well as those from Chisnallwood Intermediate should check the 2013 routes and timetables carefully for changes that have occurred since last year.”

Those travelling to schools in Christchurch city from the Waimakariri District should also look carefully at the new 72 Rangiora and Kaiapoi routes and timetables, to make sure they are familiar with the changes that will commence in term one.

Dedicated school services are not provided to all schools, but that doesn’t mean that getting the bus to school isn’t an option. Check out the Metro website or call the knowledgeable and helpful staff at Metroinfo who can talk you through your options to see what other services might suit.

For more information about Metro school services read here: http://metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/SchoolServices/Pages/default.aspx

Student fares can be paid using their activated Cando Card, Metrocard or by cash; more information on the Cando card here: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/metrocard/Pages/CandoCard.aspx

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

Looks like you need to get the blurb yourself. Probably best to do that irrespective, actually.If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common.

Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues. Neither have yet been given a mandate to govern by the electorate although – in both countries – the Labour opposition is in less than robust shape. More>>

 

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news