Darfield and Leeston services now running

Following overwhelmingly positive feedback from local residents, trial commuter bus services for Darfield and Leeston began on Monday 28 January. 

Trip times, routes and destinations have been developed based upon feedback received in surveys by almost 400 residents late last year. Each service has one trip in the mornings to Christchurch, and one trip back in the afternoons, Monday - Friday. 

The 86 Darfield service will travel via Kirwee, West Melton, Bush Inn Shopping Centre and Westfield Riccarton to the central city. The 87 Leeston service will travel via Doyleston, Irwell, Springston, The Hub Hornby, Bush Inn Shopping Centre and Westfield Riccarton to the central city.

These new routes will be running on a trial basis over the coming months, during which time the performance of the services will be monitored.

View the new timetables and routes at the links below:

If you have any queries regarding the new services, please email metro@ecan.govt.nz​ or call us on (03) 366 88 55.​​​