We provide three types of public transport in the Canterbury region — urban public transport services in Greater Christchurch and Timaru, subsidised door-to-door transport services for people with mobility impairments as part of our Total Mobility scheme and funding grants for Community Vehicle Trusts.
Bus stops, seats, shelters and bus priority measures are provided and maintained by city and district councils. Our Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan (PDF File, 5.14MB) is updated every three years and includes policies on fares, funding, vehicle quality, service standards, procurement, infrastructure and monitoring. Our metro strategies for Greater Christchurch and Timaru set targets aimed at improving public transport based on public suggestions and the work of our Public Transport Advisory Group.
Future public transport
We work with partner organisations and stakeholders to consider what public transport in Canterbury could look like in future.
We help people with mobility impairments access appropriate transport to enhance their community participation.
Community Vehicle Trusts
We fund community vehicle trusts that provide transport in areas not serviced with a public bus system.
Greater Christchurch Metro
The Greater Christchurch Metro Strategy has led to significant improvements over the years, including real-time information at bus stops, bike racks on buses, higher service frequencies, integrated ticketing with the...
The first edition of the Timaru Metro Strategy led to the introduction of the Metrocard to Timaru in 2007, new low-floor, accessible buses on urban routes, better timetable information at...
- Find information about public transport routes, fares and timetables on our Metro website