Free bus ... Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon (left) was joined by MP Matt Doocey, councillors and staff to test out the new direct bus service into Christ church when it was launched earlier this month. Photo: Supplied

By Robyn Bristow

Environment Canterbury is offering another week of free travel on its new direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch.

Transport portfolio lead Councillor Phil Clearwater says more people are returning to work next week and eager to try out the new 91 Rangiora – City direct bus services.

“`We’ve had excellent feedback from the community, with people particularly enjoying the extra ‘me time’ gained on their journey to and from the city.

“We know that many are still in different routines at this time of year, so we’re taking the opportunity to extend our free travel offer until Friday 29th January.

“People returning from their holidays next week can now also enjoy this great opportunity to try the new services for free,” says Cr Clearwater.

The fast and direct services are supported by Park & Ride facilities.

The 91 Rangiora – City direct and 92 Kaiapoi – City direct pick up from the Park & Ride locations, and drop off at key hubs within central Christchurch, with no stopping along the way. The afternoon return service is the same.

Each service runs Monday to Friday, with four trips in the morning to the central city, and five afternoon trips back to the Park & Rides.

The Park & Ride facilities provide between 40–100 carparks with lighting, security cameras and facilities for secure bike storage. Parking is free.

Note: The free travel is on the 91 and 92 services only, from Monday 11 to Friday 29 January inclusive. Normal Metro fares apply on all other services, including the other routes in the Waimakariri district: 1 Rangiora to Cashmere, 95 Pegasus/Waikuku to City and 97 Pegasus to Rangiora.latest jordansAir Jordan Release Dates 2021 , air jordan v retro white