Park & Ride

Park and Ride sites will be developed alongside the planned direct buses that will provide peak hour commuters with faster trips into Christchurch City from Rangiora and Kaiapoi. The direct service will use dedicated lanes on the new Christchurch Northern motorway.


Three Park and Ride sites have been confirmed at:

  • Northern Rangiora - River Road (the current small Park and Ride area will be moved to beside the dog park parking area)
  • Central Rangiora - White Street (the existing Park and Ride site at White Street)
  • Southern Rangiora - South Belt (at Southbrook Park).

Work to develop the Park & Ride at Northern Rangiora will start in late September, with the Southern site starting in early October. Read the latest update to find out more.



There will be a central Park and Ride site beside New World in Charles Street and a second site south of Kaiapoi near the Tram Road on-ramp.

Each site will provide between 40-100 free car parks as well as bike parking facilities.

  • Vehicle and bike parking is at the owners risk - both existing Park and Ride locations are in residential areas with good traffic flow past past them and good street lighting. Please take care to ensure the safety of your own property by not leaving valuables in your vehicle and securing your bike with a good lock.


Bike parking shelter at the existing Silverstream Park and Ride site

Detailed design is underway for the facilities and more information will be provided as this work progresses.

Normal bus services will also use the new Park and Ride sites. There will be changes to the current services later this year (mid 2020). For an update on these changes click here

For the current Metro bus timetable click here.

For more information on the background to the consultation and decisions around Park and Ride click here.

The existing Park and Ride site at Silverstream currently serviced by the Blue Line buses will continue to operate as a Park and Ride, however it will only be serviced by the 95 Pegasus – City route once new bus route changes come into effect in mid-2020.

More information on these changes can be found here.