Environment Canterbury welcomes extension of half-price fares

Environment Canterbury welcomes the Government's extension of half-price public transport fares until 31 March 2023.

The half-price fare extension will apply to all of Canterbury's public transport services which are currently receiving the discount. Metro's new fare structure is scheduled to be implemented once the 50% fares initiative comes to an end.

Chair of the regional council (Environment Canterbury) Peter Scott said he was pleased to learn about the extension. 

"We're happy to hear that half-price fares will be extended further, in addition to permanent discounts for other groups in our community.

"Metro customers in the Greater Christchurch area will be able to enjoy long-term low-cost fares with the introduction of our new flat fares in 2023."

Environment Canterbury will be working closely with the relevant agencies to implement any changes, ready for when Metro's new fare structure is introduced on 1 April 2023.

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