Waimakariri Bus Service Review

Getting here

Last year, we looked at the future of public transport in our region to update our Regional Public Transport Plan.

Input from the community helped us to reach the finalised Plan, which includes a three-year operational plan, a ten-year strategy, and for the first time, a 30-year vision.

It’s now time to take a closer look at the Waimakariri district and consider what changes we can make to the existing network to improve connections in the district.

We’re looking at how we can tailor the existing bus services to cover a bigger area in growing towns like Rangiora and Kaiapoi and provide better connections between townships across the district, based on the key feedback we received during the Regional Public Transport Plan process.

  • More coverage almost 2,500 additional homes would have access to public transport in the growing centres of Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.

  • Better connections between townships new ‘Link’ services would enable people to travel between Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.

How to have your say

Read on below for full details of the proposed changes – we want to know if you agree, have alternative suggestions, or don’t think we’ve got it quite right. You can then provide your feedback by filling out the form at the ‘Have your say’ tab below.

The ‘Map your feedback’ tool, which is available on the tabbed menu, is a handy way to comment on a specific section of a route, or about a specific location. Please note, it is still important that you complete the full feedback form under the ‘Have your say’ tab, and not only give feedback via the map.

Consultation is open from Monday 29 April until Sunday 26 May 2019.

The Metro team will consider all feedback received before final route decisions are made. We expect that the changes would then be implemented in late 2019.


Getting here

Last year, we looked at the future of public transport in our region to update our Regional Public Transport Plan.

Input from the community helped us to reach the finalised Plan, which includes a three-year operational plan, a ten-year strategy, and for the first time, a 30-year vision.

It’s now time to take a closer look at the Waimakariri district and consider what changes we can make to the existing network to improve connections in the district.

We’re looking at how we can tailor the existing bus services to cover a bigger area in growing towns like Rangiora and Kaiapoi and provide better connections between townships across the district, based on the key feedback we received during the Regional Public Transport Plan process.

  • More coverage almost 2,500 additional homes would have access to public transport in the growing centres of Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.

  • Better connections between townships new ‘Link’ services would enable people to travel between Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Woodend.

How to have your say

Read on below for full details of the proposed changes – we want to know if you agree, have alternative suggestions, or don’t think we’ve got it quite right. You can then provide your feedback by filling out the form at the ‘Have your say’ tab below.

The ‘Map your feedback’ tool, which is available on the tabbed menu, is a handy way to comment on a specific section of a route, or about a specific location. Please note, it is still important that you complete the full feedback form under the ‘Have your say’ tab, and not only give feedback via the map.

Consultation is open from Monday 29 April until Sunday 26 May 2019.

The Metro team will consider all feedback received before final route decisions are made. We expect that the changes would then be implemented in late 2019.


Map your feedback

14 days

Let us know what you like, what you don’t like and how you would change the proposed new routes here. 

Drop a pin on the map and write your feedback in the box that appears. 

There are six pins to choose from for feedback specific to a proposed route, your location or just general feedback. 

Please select the pin that best describes your feedback and drop it on the map. 

You can drop as many pins as you would like. 

The information from this map will help staff develop the final routes. To ensure all your feedback is captured, please ensure you fill out the online feedback form too.

Please note: All pins from “drop-in...

Let us know what you like, what you don’t like and how you would change the proposed new routes here. 

Drop a pin on the map and write your feedback in the box that appears. 

There are six pins to choose from for feedback specific to a proposed route, your location or just general feedback. 

Please select the pin that best describes your feedback and drop it on the map. 

You can drop as many pins as you would like. 

The information from this map will help staff develop the final routes. To ensure all your feedback is captured, please ensure you fill out the online feedback form too.

Please note: All pins from “drop-in team” are comments and ideas provided to our team at community engagement events throughout the consultation period.