Free shuttle bus services for Sparks 2022

Published 18/01/2022

Headed to Sparks in the park on 22 January? We're putting on free shuttle buses to provide easy travel to the event in Hagley Park. Forget hunting for car parks and catch one of our free shuttles departing every 15 minutes from the Interchange between 4-6pm.

Sparks. Celebrate summer!

The event

After a one-year hiatus, Sparks is back in 2022. This much-loved event features the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra performing a mix of contemporary and classics, followed by a dazzling fireworks display. Grab your picnic blanket and come on down to Hagley Park on Saturday 22 January where it all kicks off at 6:30pm.

Read more about the Sparks 2022 event on the Christchurch City Council website.

Getting there

Metro will be putting on free shuttle bus services to help people get to the event.

These shuttles will be departing every 15 minutes from outside the Interchange between 4-6pm. The buses will be pulling up outside the Interchange, at the InterCity bus stop on Lichfield Street. Look for the buses with "SPARKS Shuttle" on the LED display. You'll be dropped off outside Hagley Park, at stop 53185 on Rolleston Ave between Gloucester Street and Armagh Street, ready for a night of entertainment.

Normal Saturday evening schedules will be operating across the network for your return journey.

Need-to-know COVID info

While no vaccine passes are required to board our buses or use the Interchange, vaccine certificates are required for anyone aged over 12 years and three months to attend this event. You must wear a face mask onboard our buses and while waiting at the bus stop (unless you have an exemption). Everyone is encouraged to scan the onboard QR code with the NZ COVID-19 Tracer App. If you have cold or flu symptoms, please stay home and get tested.

Lastly, please continue to be kind to our drivers and fellow passengers and have an amazing night, Christchurch!