Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

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Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

Postby madras » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:23 pm

Ecan have finalised the changes to Chch's bus network, which come into effect on 8th Dec - http://www.metroinfo.co.nz/CHCHPreview/

Summary of new network:
The Metro Lines

These high frequency services travel through or around the city every 10-15mins from 7am – 7pm on weekdays and every 15 – 30 minutes at all other times.

Please note: Some buses on the Orange Line, Purple Line and Yellow Line may not be painted in these colours from the first day. Please check the bus destination boards and the corresponding coloured boards in the front windows of the bus when waiting at stops to ensure you get on the correct bus.

Blue Line (PMH & Cashmere – Belfast & Rangiora)
Orange Line (Halswell – Queenspark)
Purple Line (Airport & Sheffield Cres – Sumner)
Yellow Line (New Brighton – Hornby & Rolleston)
Orbiter

City Connectors

These services support the Metro Lines and travel through the city every 30 – 60 minutes, with the exception of the 95 Waikuku & Pegasus service.

17 Bryndwr – Huntsbury
28 Papanui – Lyttelton & Rapaki
29 Airport – City
44 Shirley
60 Hillmorton – Southshore
80 Lincoln – Parklands
95 Waikuku & Pegasus (weekdays only twice a day)

Suburban Links

These services are designed to provide transport to a hub where passengers can connect to the high frequency Metro Lines. They travel every 15 – 60 minutes.

100 Wigram – The Palms via Riccarton
107 Styx Mill – Northlands
108 Casebrook – Northlands
120 Burnside – Spreydon
125 Redwood – Westlake
130 Hei Hei – Avonhead via Riccarton
135 Burwood Hospital – New Brighton
140 Russley – Mt Pleasant
145 Westmorland – Eastgate
150 The Palms – Spencerville
535 Lyttelton – Eastgate Link
820 Burnham – Lincoln via Rolleston
951 Kaiapoi – Pegasus
952 Kaiapoi - Waikuku
Diamond Harbour Ferry
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Re: Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

Postby madras » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:29 pm

Attempting to force a lot of transfers for most trips is fine, in that Chch already has integrated ticketing and it won't cost you more than $2.50 in the main suburbs for the end-to-end trip.

However I don't believe the new metro routes have high enough frequency to justify their name.

The current "3" (now "Purple Line") has had no frequency increase as far as I can see, however the route that used to parallel it for most of the journey (21) has been removed.
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Re: Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

Postby matthew25187 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:58 am

Seems to be going well so far...
Huge Christchurch bus shake-up kicks off
BRITTANY MANN

Some Christchurch bus users were enraged to find stops out of service this morning, as the city's biggest ever public transport shake-up takes effect from today.
...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/63928731/Huge-Christchurch-bus-shake-up-kicks-off
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Re: Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

Postby madras » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:26 pm

I wonder how long it will take before they realise they need to up the frequency of the core routes.
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Re: Chch bus network changes effective 08DEC14

Postby matthew25187 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:46 pm

madras wrote:I wonder how long it will take before they realise they need to up the frequency of the core routes.

An increased frequency isn't going to mean much if the buses still get stuck in the same traffic jams that were there before they made all these changes.
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