• Major changes to bus services in Timaru due to COVID-19

    From Thursday 26 April regular bus services are not operating in Timaru until further notice.


    The MyWay by Metro ​on demand service is available only for people working in essential services, or who are travelling for medical reasons, or to get to the supermarket.  


    For more details click here. ​

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Important Update

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the MyWay by Metro pilot is on hold until further notice. In order to provide access to public transport in Timaru for essential services during alert level four, the MyWay service will operate instead of running large buses. People needing to use public transport for the legitimate reasons set out by the Government may book a shared ride in the MyWay vehicle by calling 688 5544, or downloading the MyWay by Metro app. See more details here. 


What is MyWay by Metro?

MyWay by Metro is an on-demand public transport service. That means you’re in charge; you say where you want to go when you want to be picked up and from where. There’s no set route or timetable – it’s public transport, based around your needs. Learn more about the service here.  


When will it start?

A pilot of the MyWay service started in February 2020, with a full trial due to start in April 2020, however this has now been paused in order to respond to the COVID-19 situation.  

We will reassess in what form public transport will be delivered to best meet the needs of the Timaru community as we move through the COVID-19 alert levels and beyond, and will keep the community updated on what this looks like, and what it means for MyWay by Metro, as we move forward.  


 


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