Public passenger transport services update, 12:30 pm Thursday 17 March 2011

Issued: 12.30 pm Thursday 17 March 2011

Media Advisory: Public passenger transport services update

This information may have been superseded.
For the latest updates, go to the
MetroInfo website.

The 40 Wainoni bus service recommenced yesterday and the 5 Southshore service was extended to Caspian St in South New Brighton.

The 40 Wainoni is beginning at the Hospital Parkside terminus, and will travel via Moorhouse Ave, Fitzgerald Ave and then its normal route from the city as far as the Wainoni Rd and Anzac Drive intersection. Buses will travel from there to New Brighton via Anzac Drive and Pages Rd.

The 5 Southshore service is operating along its normal route. However, buses will begin and end on Caspian Street and Rocking Horse Rd will not be served until further notice.

Buses on both routes will operate between every 30 minutes between 6 am and 10 pm Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes between 7am and 10 pm on Sundays.

The 480 bus route to Kainga, Brooklands and Spencerville are also operating. This route has a modified timetable because of the new school hours for Avonside Girls High, Shirley Boys High and Marian College. Students will be able to transfer from the 480 to school buses to their relocated school sites at North Parade in Shirley.

Metro Bus services will remain free to all passengers until Sunday 27 March.

Although tomorrow is a public holiday, bus services will operate to a normal Monday to Friday timetable. Additional capacity will be provided on some routes where possible. This additional capacity will be operated at the same times as the scheduled services. For information about the current limited timetable, see www.metroinfo.co.nz

Many parts of Christchurch are still without Metro bus services, however road and bridge conditions will continually be reviewed and further services will recommence when possible.

For more information on all bus services operating, go to http://www.metroinfo.co.nz or the Metroinfo Facebook page – www.facebook.com/christchurchmetroinfo
A limited Metroinfo call centre is operating Monday to Friday 8 am – 5 pm and can be contacted on 03 366 88 55.

Specific information about each route:

5 South Brighton
To South New Brighton: services depart half hourly from Hospital Parkside at :25 and :55 minutes past the hour.
To city: services depart half hourly from Caspian St in South New Brighton at :20 and :50 minutes past the hour.

This service will travel along the normal 5 route between Caspian St (South New Brighton) and Fitzgerald Ave. From Fitzgerald Ave the service will travel along Moorhouse Ave to the Hospital. The normal route from the Hospital to Hornby will be used.

40 Wainoni
To New Brighton: services depart half hourly from Hospital Parkside at :05 and :35 minutes past the hour.
To city: services depart half hourly from New Brighton at :05 and :35 minutes past the hour.

This service will depart New Brighton and use Pages Rd and Anzac Drive to Wainoni Rd then travel along the normal 40 route to Fitzgerald Ave. From Fitzgerald Ave the service will travel along Moorhouse Ave to the Hospital.

480 Kainga
Please see the Metroinfo website www.metroinfo.co.nz or call the Metroinfo call centre on 366 88 55 for more information about this service.

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