Additional trips and longer operating hours on Metro Services from Monday 14 March 2011

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The frequency of most of the bus routes that are currently in operation will increase from Monday 14 March 2011. Operating hours will also be extended, meaning bus services will now operate from 6 am until 10 pm. The extended operating hours will further reduce traffic congestion as well as support schools and universities as they recommence.

The Orbiter and Metrostar services will operate every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes in evenings Monday to Sunday.

The following bus services will operate every 30 minutes between 6 am and 10 pm Monday to Saturday and between 7 am to 10 pm on Sunday:

  • 3 Airport via Avonhead
  • 3 Ferrymead (full Sumner service not yet available)
  • 5 Hornby
  • 5 New Brighton (full Southshore service not yet available)
  • 7 Halswell
  • 28 Lyttelton

The following bus services will operate every hour between 6am and 10pm Monday to Saturday and 8 am to 9 pm on Sunday:

  • 10 Airport via Merivale
  • 10 Cashmere
  • 29 Airport via Fendalton
  • 14 Dyers Pass

All other bus services will operate every 30 minutes between 6 am and 7 pm and every hour from 7 pm to 10 pm Monday to Saturday. On Sunday these services will operate every hour from 7 am to 10 pm.

Metro Bus services will continue to be free to all passengers until Sunday 27 March 2011.

We are conscious that some areas are still without Metro bus services. We continue to review road and bridge condition daily, and as repairs are undertaken we will recommence further services.

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

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