• 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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85 Rolleston - City non-stop

Red Bus 

SERVICE UPDATE - ​Due to Covid-19 alert level 4 all public transport will operate at a reduced level from Thursday 26 March until further notice. This means that the 85 Rolleston - City service will not operate on weekdays. during this time. ​For essential transport to the city you can use the Yellow Line which will operate to it's Sunday timetable. View the Yellow Line timetable here.​

This new service is designed to get residents from Rolleston to the city as quickly as possible in the mornings and back home in the afternoons. As the route is designed to get residents to and from the city as quickly as possible, there is no fixed route the bus has to travel – the route taken between Rolleston and the city will be the decision of the driver on the day, based on local traffic information at the time. 

For trips to the city this service only picks up and drops off residents in Rolleston and the city at the locations marked on the maps below.  For trips travelling to Rolleston residents will be picked up from Ara Institute, the Bus Interchange and the Christchurch Hospital. Drop offs in Rolleston will be the stops most opposite the stops marked as pick up points in the maps below. This service will operate as a trial service.  Staff will monitor the performance of the service and make adjustments if necessary.

This service operates Monday – Friday, it does not operate on weekends or Public Holidays and Zone 2  fares apply.

Morning Trip AM AM AM
Faringdon Centre
 (Faringdon Blvd)
6.35am 7.00am 7.30am
(Kidman St)
6.42am 7.07am 7.37am
Christchurch Hospital 
(Tuam St)
7.17am 7.47am 8.17am
Bus Interchange
(Platform A)
7.20am 7.50am 8.20am
Ara Institute  (Madras St)
7.26am 7.56am 8.26am

Afternoon Trip PM PM PM
Ara Institute
(Madras St)
4.11pm 4.41pm 5.11pm
Bus Interchange
(Platform C)  
4.15pm 4.45pm 5.15pm
Christchurch Hospital
(Tuam St)
4.20pm 4.50pm 5.20pm
(Kidman St)
4.55pm 5.25pm 6.00pm
Faringdon Centre
(Lansdowne Way) 
5.03pm 5.33pm 6.08pm

Park and Ride facilities

You can park for free in designated parking at Foster Park or the Selwyn District Council carpark (corner Kidman St and Norman Kirk Dr). 
Bus stops to board the 85 from these locations are on-street next to these facilities.

Rolleston Stops

City Stops