• Covid-19 Alert L2 - Regular timetables now operating

    COVID-19 Alert Level 2 update


    Metro’s public transport networks have returned to regular timetables, and the central city bus interchange has reopened. Find out more about Metro services at Level 2 here.​


    Capacity on board vehicles

    Government advice is that at Alert Level 2, people can leave home to do more things, but should follow public health measures and consider others around them. In​ particular, people shoul​d keep their distance from people they do not know. This includes onboard public transport. Because of this, the network’s capacity is restricted, across both urban and school services.


    The Ministry of Health requires the capacity on most buses to be limited, which means there will only be approximately 40% of normal seated capacity – or around 25% of normal total capacity, with standing passengers not permitted.


    Sitting together on the bus

    Physical distancing from your fellow passengers is important. Please sit at green stickered seats, unless travelling with people you know. 


    People who know each other can sit next to each other (i.e. in a red dot seat next to a green dot seat). Would you be able to name the people you’re sitting next to if the Ministry of Health contacted you for contact tracing? If so, it’s okay to sit with them.


    Traveling outside of peak times

    If you have a choice, we ask that you avoid travelling at our peak times of 7am - 9am and 2.30pm – 5.30pm, weekdays.


    We really appreciate everyone’s patience and kindness as we work within the limitations in place to keep everyone safe.

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Getting to Christchurch Hospital is easy by bus

 

 
Take the hassle out of trying to find a car park and take the bus.
 

 
Approximately 600 Metro buses go directly past the hospital every day, picking up and dropping off passengers at bus stops located directly outside the hospital.
 

 
Additionally, approximately 1,000 buses per day go to the central city Bus Interchange, where you can get on a bus to the hospital, only a few minutes away from the interchange.
 

 
Take a look at the map below to see the connecting bus routes. Another option is to leave your car near a bus stop convenient to you and take the bus to the hospital. 
 

 
You can also download this useful help guide​ which includes all the information you need to know about getting to the hospital by bus.
 

 
 

 
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