Timaru’s MyWay by Metro on-demand public transport has been adopted into Environment Canterbury’s Long-Term Plan, following a successful year-long service trial
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Metro passengers will see some timetable and route name changes on Monday 15 February, in the third and final phase of changes for the 2020/2021 period.
Free travel has been extended another week on the new direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch.
New direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch start on Monday 11 January with free travel for the first two weeks.
Metro passengers will see some timetable changes and different buses on some routes from the end of this month as new operator contracts begin.
Having offered an introductory $2 adult fare since its launch, Timaru’s MyWay by Metro on-demand public transport service will adjust fares from 23 November.
Buses on route 3 Airport/Sheffield Crescent to Sumner (the old Purple Line), are now running every 10 minutes all day on weekdays.
Metro is taking steps to streamline operations for an easier to use network that encourages more public transport patronage.
The next step in the MyWay trial is adjusting the Timaru Link timetable, with changes taking effect from Monday 14 September.
From Wednesday 1 July, the new price of a Metrocard is $5, down from $10.
Timaru’s trial of on-demand public transport has seen patronage surpass the services it replaces by nearly 40% since the beginning of June.
Fares will be reintroduced on public transport services from Monday 15 June 2020. Metrocards will be provided free during June.