Saturday, April 20, 2024

Massey bus routes scaled back

Horizons Regional Council in collaboration with Massey University has announced changes to Massey bus routes from 31 October, due to falling patronage figures.

Horizons transport services manager, Mark Read says the decrease in patronage has resulted in changes for better efficiency.

“We have removed some services that were departing within five minutes of each other. There are still regular services that allow for staff and students to arrive and depart at reasonable times,” he said.

“We have also removed routes 155, 156 and 157 as they were designed to take passengers to the Hokowhitu campus. Since the campus’ sale we have seen a significant decrease in people travelling to and from the old Massey campus.

“These changes will ensure we are running the services passengers frequent, rather than potentially empty buses.”

Mr Read said the Palmerston North bus network would also see significant changes at the end of 2023 with new routes introduced based on public feedback received in 2021.

“Passengers can also use real-time tracking through our website, Google or Apple maps to see how far away their bus is,” he said.

Updated timetables can be found online here.

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