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Celebrate Christmas with free Metro travel

Environment Canterbury is supporting retail in the central city this Christmas by offering free bus rides home on Saturday, December 15.

Visitors to the central city can enjoy a free ride home on Metro services this Saturday, December 15. Tickets can be collected from a dedicated stall in the Bus Interchange between 9am and 6pm and entitle the holder to free travel for the rest of the day. People can also pick up a ticket at ChristchurchNZ’s Twilight in the Central City event in Cashel Street Mall between 6-8pm this Friday, December 14.

Environment Canterbury public transport marketing manager Edward Wright said with the many new shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities that have opened in the central city over the last year, it’s encouraging to see more and more people coming back in to explore what’s on offer.

“We’re happy to support the central city during the lead up to Christmas by offering free travel home on Metro services, encouraging people to think about using different modes of transport when they head out shopping or dining in the city,” he said.

An entry form attached to the free travel ticket can be completed to enter a draw to win some fantastic prizes, including:

• vouchers for The Crossing shops
• pre-loaded Metrocards
• breakfast at Breakfree on Cashe
• a food hamper from FreshChoice City Market

Spot prizes will be given out on the day.

The Bus Interchange will be a hive of activity in celebration of Metro’s Christmas Fiesta, with live jazz music throughout the day, and performances from Silly Billy the Clown at 12pm and 3pm.

Head to metroinfo.co.nz to plan your journey.


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