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.
|Faringdon Centre (Faringdon Blvd)||6.35am||7.00am||7.30am|
|Rolleston (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|
|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|
|Rolleston (Kidman St)||4.55pm||5.25pm||6.00pm|
|Faringdon Centre (Lansdowne Way)||5.03pm||5.33pm||6.08pm|
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.
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