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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Christchurch's Bus Services


Accessed 09 March 2011

Recommencement of Greater Christchurch Metro urban public transport services.

There are concerns that this website may go down. If this occurs, please check our Metroinfo facebook page or the Canterbury Earthquake website for further information.

The information on this page and the Limited Services page override all other information on this website (including that linked from the left- hand column).Please note that the journey planner and real-time info is INCORRECT. Please do not use these online services.

Environment Canterbury will recommence limited services within Greater Christchurch from March 3 2011. Recommencement of services will serve two primary purposes:
  1. Increase accessibility to suburban shopping malls, workplaces, friends, doctors, support services etc
  2. Reduce the volume of private car use. Private car use has been significant since the 22 February 2011 earthquake and has led to considerable congestion on Christchurch roads.

Key Points

  • all services, both bus and ferry will be free for 2 weeks from the commencement date of 3 March 2011.
  • all bus services travelling to the city will terminate at either Bealey Ave (northern services) or Christchurch Hospital (western and southern services). The terminus in each location will have a campervan staffed by Environment Canterbury staff. These staff will provide information, issue, and reload cards as required. 
  • a regular shuttle will connect these two city terminus points at a frequency of 15 minutes.
  • all services will operate between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm daily 7 days a week until further notice. The last service each day will start its journey prior to 7:00 pm, but will travel on to complete its journey.

Services being operated:

The Diamond Harbour Ferry service is back to normal.

A limited service will operate on parts of the following routes. Please note that through routes (services that normally travel from one side of the city to the other via the central city) have been split in half. Details of the limited services are provided on the Limited Services page.

You can view a comprehensive list of services on the, including printable timetable, here:http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/metroinfo-bus-services-from-thursday-3-march-2011/
A map of bus services is also available here: http://eqviewer.co.nz/index-busroutes.html

Services unable to be operated:

No service will be provided on the following routes or parts of routes at this stage. We will continue to review the roads in these areas with a view to resuming services when possible.
3 Sumner
5 Southshore
7 Queenspark
10 Airport
10 Cashmere
14 Dyers Pass
15 Beckenham
18 Huntsbury
21 Mt Pleasant
23 Woolston
28 Lyttelton and Rapaki
29 Airport via Fendalton
35 Riccarton
35 Heathcote
40 Wainoni
45 North Shore
46 Marshland
51 Aranui
51 Tower Junction
77 Kennedys Bush
83 Burwood
84 Avondale
92 Rangiora via Woodend and Waikuku
480 Kainga
740 Governors Bay
913 Kaiapoi to Rangiora via Woodend and Waikuku

Terminus locations:

The Hospital (Parkside) terminus is located on Hagley Ave between St Asaph St and Riccarton Ave.
The Bealey Ave terminus is located at temporary stop locations on the south side of Bealey Ave between Durham St North and Montreal St.
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From the Limited Services page linked above:

Recommencement of Greater Christchurch Metro urban public transport services.

The information on this page and the home page override all other information on this website.

Departure times for limited services:

All services will operate between 7 am and 7 pm daily.
No buses will begin before 7:00 am or after 6:55 pm.

Shuttle between Bealey Ave and Parkside terminus

Departs from each terminus every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm (last departure 6:45pm)
Look for a Green Orbiter bus operating this service

Metrostar

To New Brighton/Cowles Stadium: services depart from Halswell at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour
To Halswell: services depart from Shortland St, near Cowles Stadium at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour
Route changes:
The Metrostar will travel direct from QEII Park to Northlands via Travis Rd and QEII Drive. It will then travel along Main North Rd as far as Heaton St, and then continue along its normal route. It will NOT travel via Bassett St, New Brighton Rd, The Palms, Shirley Rd, Warrington St, Barbadoes St, Edgeware Rd, Springfield Rd, St Albans St and Merivale Mall.

Special Extension
The Metrostar will travel on to Cowles Stadium from New Brighton, travelling along Pages Rd and terminating on Shortland St between Pages Rd and Lenton St.

Orbiter

Clockwise: services depart from Linwood Ave opposite Eastgate every 30 minutes at :00 and :30 past the hour
Anticlockwise: services depart from Mairehau High School every 30 minutes at :00 and :30 past the hour

Route changes:
The Orbiter will not travel between Mairehau High School and Eastgate Mall (Hills Rd, Shirley Rd, Cresswell Ave, Gayhurst Rd, Gloucester St, Woodham Rd, and Buckleys Rd will NOT be served. Aldwins Rd will not be served on anti-clockwise trips). The normal bus stops at Eastgate will NOT be used – services will begin and end on Linwood Ave opposite Eastgate (adjacent to Linwood Park).

3 Airport via Avonhead

To Avonhead/Airport: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :00 and :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from the Airport at :21 and :51 minutes past the hour

5 Hornby

To Hornby: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :20 and :50 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Hornby at :20 and :50 minutes past the hour

7 Halswell

To Halswell: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :10 and :40 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Halswell at :10 and :40 minutes past the hour
Route changes:
Services will start and end outside Halswell Pool on Halswell Rd. Areas beyond Sparks Rd will NOT be served.

8 Belfast

To Belfast: services depart from Bealey Ave at :15 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Belfast at :45 minutes past the hour

8 Halswell via Hoon Hay

To Halswell: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :45 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Halswell at :15 minutes past the hour

9 Wairakei

To Sheffield Crescent: services depart from Bealey Ave at :00 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Sheffield Crescent at :35 minutes past the hour

11 Styx Mill

To Styx Mill: services depart from Bealey Ave at :00 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from the Supa Centre at :32 minutes past the hour

11 Westmorland

To Westmorland: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :00 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Westmorland at :34 minutes past the hour

12 Northwood

To Northwood: services depart from Bealey Ave at :45 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Northwood at :15 minutes past the hour

12 Murray Aynsley

To Murray Aynsley: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :20 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart Opawa Rd at :50 minutes past the hour

14 Harewood

To Bishopdale Mall: services depart from Bealey Ave at :00 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Bishopdale Mall at :39 minutes past the hour

15 Bishopdale

To Bishopdale: services depart from Bealey Ave at :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Bishopdale at :00 minutes past the hour

16 Belfast

To Belfast: services depart from Bealey Ave at :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Belfast at :05 minutes past the hour

18 St Albans

To St Albans: services depart from Bealey Ave at :00 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Northlands at :30 minutes past the hour

20 Burnside

To Burnside: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :15 minutes past the hour
To city: services will depart from Burnside at :48 minutes past the hour (they will run all the way through to Sparks Rd via the Hospital)

20 Barrington

To Sparks Rd: services will depart Hospital Parkside at :15 minutes past the hour
To city: services will depart from Sparks Rd at :52 minutes past hour (they will run all the way through to Burnside via the Hospital)

21 Ilam

To Ilam: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :45 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Ilam at :15 minutes past the hour

22 Redwood

To Redwood: services depart from Bealey Ave at :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Redwood at :05 minutes past the hour

22 Spreydon

To Barrington Mall: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :30 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Barrington Mall at :11 minutes past the hour

23 Hyde Park

To Hyde Park: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :10 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Hyde Park at :40 minutes past the hour

60 Parklands

To Alpine View Lane: services depart from Bealey Ave at :20 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Alpine View Lane at :20 minutes past the hour
Special route:
This service will not travel the same way as usual.
From the city: buses will travel via Papanui Rd, St Albans St, Springfield Rd, Durham St North, Bealey Ave, Barbadoes St, Warrington St, Hills Rd, Akaroa St, Briggs Rd, Marshland Rd, Mairehau Rd, Burwood Rd, Waitikiri Dr, and Alpine View lane to what is normally the 46 Marshland terminus.
To the city: buses will begin at Alpine View Lane and travel via Prestons Rd, Burwood Rd, Mairehau Rd, Marshland Rd, Briggs Rd, Akaroa St, Hills Rd, Warrington St, Barbadoes St and Bealey Ave.

81 Lincoln

To Lincoln: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :55 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Lincoln at :55 minutes past the hour

83 Hei Hei

To Hornby Mall: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :05 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Hornby Mall at :20 minutes past the hour

84 Russley

To Hornby Mall: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :35 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Hornby Mall at :50 minutes past the hour

88 Rolleston

To Rolleston: services depart from Hospital Parkside at :25 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Rolleston at :35 minutes past the hour

90 Rangiora

To Rangiora: services depart from Bealey Ave at :40 minutes past the hour
To city: services depart from Rangiora at :00 minutes past the hour

820 Lincoln to Burnham

To Burnham: services depart from Lincoln at :05 minutes past hour. These services connect with the 88 service from the city at Rolleston.
To Lincoln: services depart from Burnham at :18 minutes past the hour. These services connect with the 88 service to the city at Rolleston.

912 Kaiapoi to Rangiora Shuttle

To Rangiora: services depart Kaiapoi at :15 minutes past the hour. These services connect with the 90 service from the city at Kaiapoi.
To Kaiapoi: services depart Rangiora at :45 minutes past the hour. These services connect with the 90 service to the city at Kaiapoi.

Terminus locations:

The Hospital (Parkside) terminus is located on Hagley Ave between St Asaph St and Riccarton Ave.
The Bealey Ave terminus is located at temporary stop locations on the south side of Bealey Ave between Durham St North and Montreal St.

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