Travel on Metro buses for free

On Saturday 22 September, for World Car-free Day, travel on Metro is free.   Leave the car at home, take the bus, and it will cost you absolutely nothing. 

Why? It’s time to have your say on Canterbury’s draft Public Transport Plan.  The Plan takes our city into its sustainable future, and it asks your thoughts on things like more frequent buses, quicker trips, and a shift to zero emission vehicles. 

Saturday is a great opportunity to give public transport a go for free, to get you to where you need to be.  We’ve had a look at a few things happening around the city, and how you could get there by bus: 

  • The Extravaganza Fair hits Christchurch on Saturday – a fun-filled, family event – with free entry!  Held at the Gap Filler site at 202 Gloucester Street, the fair is a short 5-minute walk from the Manchester Street super stops, or a 10-minute walk from the Bus Interchange.
  • Heading to Katchafire at the Bedford Bigtop?  Located on the corner of Madras and Gloucester Streets, just a 5-minute walk from the Manchester Street super stop, or a 10-minute walk from the Bus Interchange, how about leaving the car at home and taking the bus for free?
  • Bill Bailey is in town this Saturday evening with his new comedy and music performance, Earl of Whimsy, at Horncastle Arena. If you’re planning to head along, the Orbiter is a great option to travel to Horncastle Arena, with bus stops on Whiteleigh Ave only a 10-minute walk to the venue. 
  • Got other plans? Check out our Journey Planner tool to plan out your trip.

Have your say 

You can have your say on the draft Regional Public Transport Plan at ConnectCanterbury.co.nz. ​Consultation is open until Sunday 14 October 2018.​
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