ChCh Rail Freight, Buses Back


Christchurch is making an attempt this morning to bring back public transport despite the problems still with road infrastructure.

KiwiRail freight services to the Port of Lyttelton resumed last night. Containerised freight began moving last night, and coal trains are expected to start during the weekend. The services are running under a temporary 25km/h speed restriction.

Damaged rail | Kiwirail

There is still no date for the resumption of TranzAlpine and TranzCoastal services.

Roads in ChCh continue to be challenging | @sue_wells

Limited Metro bus and ferry services started this morning. All bus and ferry services are free for two weeks.

But authorities warn traffic congestion is an ongoing issue and it’s hoped the buses will help. Motorists are asked to make essential trips only.
The eastern suburbs will be serviced by the Metrostar, the No.60 service and the Orbiter.
With ongoing CBD cordons, all bus services travelling to the city will have to terminate at either Bealey Ave (northern services) or Christchurch Hospital (western and southern services).

A shuttle will connect these two city terminus points at a frequency of 15 minutes.

Dust is adding to the pain | @AutoBaseNZ


All services will operate between 7am and 7pm seven days a week.

Full information on services is available on Metrolink





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