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InterCity will Add Extra Service for Test Match

20 June 2005

InterCity will Add Extra Service for the Christchurch Test Match

InterCity will run services as needed to carry passengers from Dunedin and regional rural centres to the Lions / All Blacks Test Match at Jade Stadium in Christchurch next Saturday - 25 June.

The match day service from Dunedin to Christchurch departs at 7.45am and arrives at 1.45pm -in good time for the 7.10pm kick off! The Full Fare is $43 and the Saver Fare is $32 one way.

“We will happily add as many extra services as necessary to make sure fans get to and from the game on time” said Daniel Rode, Sales & Marketing Manager for the InterCity Group. “We added extra services to Dunedin last Saturday for the Otago / Lions game and had previously added extra services to Hamilton and Rotorua for the matches there.” added Rode.

Other services next Saturday are from Timaru 11.20am arriving at 1.45pm Full Fare $28 - Saver $21. From Oamaru 9.30am - 1.45pm Full $34 - Saver $26. From Queenstown 9.40am - 5.30pm Full $61 - Saver $46. From Kaikoura 1.25pm - 4.05pm Full $25 - Saver $10. From Picton 10.45am - 4.05pm Full $48 - Saver $10. The return services operate at various times on Sunday 26 June at similar rates.

The daily service from Invercargill departs: 8.45am and arrives in Christchurch 6.40pm on Friday (and Saturday). The Full Fare is $64.

“With 120 services a day to 600 towns and cities across New Zealand, the InterCity's network covers every game venue and we are committed to providing additional services when necessary on both North and South Islands during the weeks ahead. Demand has been high and our drivers report a great spirit on board the busses as Lions fans min ‘n’ mingle with All Black supporters.” said Rode.

For more information and to reserve seats, contact an InterCity Agent or call in at the InterCity's Sky City office, or phone Auckland 09 623 1503, Wellington 04 385 0520, Christchurch 03 365 1113, Dunedin 03 471 7143, Queenstown 03 441 1344 or www.intercitycoach.co.nz www.flexipass.co.nz or look under 'i' in the White Pages.

InterCity has bus passes which make travel around New Zealand more affordable. The most popular, Flexi-Pass offers travel at up to 40 per cent below the standard bus fares and is sold in blocks of 5 or 10 hours starting with 15 hours for $156 up to 60 hours for $557.00 with unlimited top ups. Available immediately, Flexi-Pass works like a phone card and passengers can book, amend, cancel and top up their passes by phone or online through their name dedicated account.

InterCity Coachlines is New Zealand's largest and only national coach network operating modern, spacious, air conditioned buses with heaps of baggage room. All services have regular, scheduled comfort and refreshment stops.

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