Waimakariri Bus Service Review

Consultation finished on Sunday 26 May. The team is now reviewing all of the submissions and feedback received.

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.

We are now taking a closer look at the Waimakariri district and considering what changes we can make to the existing network to improve connections and coverage in the district.

The proposal takes a look 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.

Public consultation

Consultation with the community took place from Monday 29 April until Sunday 26 May 2019. The Metro team is now considering all feedback received before determining the next steps. Following this, we will update all submitters on the key themes that came through during the feedback process and the next steps to be taken, with the continued aim to implement any changes in late 2019.


Consultation finished on Sunday 26 May. The team is now reviewing all of the submissions and feedback received.

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.

We are now taking a closer look at the Waimakariri district and considering what changes we can make to the existing network to improve connections and coverage in the district.

The proposal takes a look 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.

Public consultation

Consultation with the community took place from Monday 29 April until Sunday 26 May 2019. The Metro team is now considering all feedback received before determining the next steps. Following this, we will update all submitters on the key themes that came through during the feedback process and the next steps to be taken, with the continued aim to implement any changes in late 2019.