Bus Route Review 17 and 28

Bus routes 17 and 28 are being reviewed

Route 17, Bryndwr to Huntsbury starts at Sheffield Crescent near Wairakei Rd and Roydvale Ave and finishes up at Huntsbury Hill.

Route 28, Casebrook to Lyttelton, starts in Northwood and finishes at Lyttelton Port with some morning and afternoon trips extending to Rapaki.

Proposed changes include:

  • two new bus routes made up of a combination of the routes 17 and 28
  • increasing bus frequencies
  • extending one route to the Christchurch Airport
  • improving access to Ara and Moorhouse retail areas
  • supporting higher frequencies with new electric buses

Have a say and tell us your thoughts.

Have your say!

Consultation is open until Sunday 5 December. The Metro team will consider all feedback received before final changes are made.

We expect that changes would be implemented in 2023.

Why are we reviewing routes 17 and 28?

The Greater Christchurch Public Transport Futures programme, a ten-year plan, is about increasing service and accessibility to public transport for the community. It also aims to increase our low emission fleet, develop our response to climate change, and as a result, encourage people to make a change in their choice of transport.

Bus routes 17 and 28 are the first routes to be reviewed. We are looking at how we can design these routes to cater for both increased frequency and the inclusion of new or growing destinations.


Bus routes 17 and 28 are being reviewed

Route 17, Bryndwr to Huntsbury starts at Sheffield Crescent near Wairakei Rd and Roydvale Ave and finishes up at Huntsbury Hill.

Route 28, Casebrook to Lyttelton, starts in Northwood and finishes at Lyttelton Port with some morning and afternoon trips extending to Rapaki.

Proposed changes include:

  • two new bus routes made up of a combination of the routes 17 and 28
  • increasing bus frequencies
  • extending one route to the Christchurch Airport
  • improving access to Ara and Moorhouse retail areas
  • supporting higher frequencies with new electric buses

Have a say and tell us your thoughts.

Have your say!

Consultation is open until Sunday 5 December. The Metro team will consider all feedback received before final changes are made.

We expect that changes would be implemented in 2023.

Why are we reviewing routes 17 and 28?

The Greater Christchurch Public Transport Futures programme, a ten-year plan, is about increasing service and accessibility to public transport for the community. It also aims to increase our low emission fleet, develop our response to climate change, and as a result, encourage people to make a change in their choice of transport.

Bus routes 17 and 28 are the first routes to be reviewed. We are looking at how we can design these routes to cater for both increased frequency and the inclusion of new or growing destinations.


Page last updated: 22 November 2021, 10:31