• Services running to Sunday timetables and are for essential travel only

    IMPORTANT: Please register your trip for contact tracing purposes at: www.ecan.govt.nz/trace​

    Recently we were asked by the Ministry of Health to provide details of all passengers on each trip for contact tracing purposes. Please register your trip using the unique bus ID number written on posters within the vehicle. If you are unable to do this while on board​ you can register your trip afterward using your trip details instead (route, boarding location, destination and time of trip).

    From Thursday 26 March bus services are running to Sunday timetables, and will be for essential travel only.

    To help protect our drivers and to maintain the service, buses will have rear boarding only, and fares will not be required. ​

    In addition to the regular Sunday timetable there are a small number of extra trips on some routes in the early morning and late evening. The Diamond Harbour Ferry has a special timetable and route 135 is operating to its Saturday timetable.

    The Bus Interchange is closed and all central city services will use the Manchester St super stops instead.

    More details here: http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/promotions/Pages/Help-keep-us-all-well.aspx​

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 Timaru asked to name new public transport service

Date: 02 Oct 2019

Environment Canterbury is searching for a name for its new on-demand public transport service, which will begin in Timaru next year.

South Canterbury Operations Manager, Judith Earl-Goulet, says Timaru locals are being asked to name their service.

“On-demand public transport is all about improving public transport for Timaru, so it makes sense that those who will use it, name it. The flexibility of the new service means it will suit more people, more often, with the convenience of being able to travel anywhere in Timaru,” she says.

“The service offers an enormous opportunity for Timaru citizens, and it’s going to mean thinking a little differently about how you get around.”

How to enter the competition
Do you have a great name for the new proposed service? — Enter the competition.

The competition is open until Sunday 20th October. 

A prize of a two-night stay for four people at the Tekapo Luxury Apartments is offered for the best name suggested.