Direct services from Waimakariri to the City
New direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch started on Monday 11 January.
The 91 Rangiora – City direct and 92 Kaiapoi – to City direct bus services will pick up from the Park & Ride facilities in both Kaiapoi and Rangiora, and drop off at key hubs within central Christchurch, with no stopping along the way. The afternoon return service will be the same.
Alongside Waimakariri District Council, we consulted with the local community on the buses and Park & Ride facilities in late 2019.
Each service will run Monday to Friday, with four trips in the morning to the central city, and five afternoon trips back to the Park & Rides. Timetables are now available at metro.co.nz.
The Park & Ride facilities will provide between 40 to 100 carparks with lighting, security cameras and facilities for secure bike storage. Parking will be free. Learn more about the Park & Ride facilities.
Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon said the services were a game changer for the Waimakariri District and great result for the community.
"The direct services and Park & Ride provide a fantastic opportunity for people to look at how they commute into the city, even if it’s to try it once or twice a week.
"By using the buses people can jump the traffic queues and help reduce emissions as well as saving on petrol and parking costs. This has been a great partnership between our council, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council,” he said.
Using the Christchurch Northern Motorway
The buses will use the T2 lanes on the Christchurch Northern Motorway, and the dedicated bus lanes on Cranford Street, but can use other routes depending on traffic.
T2 lanes can be used by vehicles with two or more people in them, as well as buses and motorcycles. Learn more about T2 lanes.