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Bus Service - How Does it Work?

Waimakariri District Council is responsible for providing and maintaining bus stops, bus shelters and seats to support the public transport system, while Environment Canterbury is responsible for managing the bus services.

If you have any queries about bus stop maintenance or placements, contact the Council on 03 311 8900 or 03 327 6834. If you have any queries about the bus routes, contact Metroinfo on 03 366 8855.

Blue Line Bus. Waimakariri Bus Services

There are a number of bus services connecting Waimakariri to the city and townships.

Services include:

  • Blue Line - this service travels from Rangiora through Kaiapoi and the city onto Princess Margaret Hospital and Cashmere. Trips leave every 30 minutes weekdays and weekends.
  • 95 Waikuku - this service is a commuter bus designated to get those working in the city to and from work each day. It travels from Waikuku through Pegasus, Woodend and Kaiapoi onto the city. Once through Kaiapoi the service becomes express and will not pick up any more passengers (drop-offs only).
  • 951 Pegasus and Woodend-Kaiapoi - this service travels hourly weekdays and weekends between Pegasus, Woodend and Kaiapoi where it then connects with the Blue Line service so passengers can travel onto the city.
  • 952 Waikuku-Kaiapoi - this service also travels hourly weekdays and weekends between Waikuku, Woodend and Kaiapoi where it then connects to the Blue Line service so passengers can travel onto the city.

To view timetables and maps or get more information about these services, go to Metroinfo.co.nz or call Metroinfo on 03 366 8855.

Waimakariri-Christchurch Public Transport Proposed Changes

Environment Canterbury are proposing changes to their bus services to help ease the motorway congestion. Consultation is open on 'Let's get Waimakariri moving' until 9 August 2015. If you have any questions about the proposals, come along to one of the drop-in sessions:

  • Kaiapoi - Kaiapoi Club, Meeting Room 1, 113 Raven Quay, Kaiapoi, Saturday 25 July, 10.30 am - 1 pm
  • Pegasus - Flat White Cafe, Pegasus Main Street, Pegasus, Saturday 25 July, 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Rangiora - Rangiora Library meeting room, 141 Percival Street, Rangiora, Saturday 1 August, 10.30 am - 1 pm

Metrocard - Discounted Travel

Metrocard is a prepaid card that you can top up with cash and use to pay for your bus fare. Using a metrocard instead of cash saves you at least 25% off fares, and if you're travelling Monday-Friday two times a day, you can then receive weekend travel free. For more information on the benefits of using a metrocard and fare rates, go to Metroinfo.co.nz.

You can now get a metrocard at the Rangiora Library (141 Percival Street, Rangiora) or the Kaiapoi Library (176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi).

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