Whanganui Urban bus service improvements celebrated with free travel week

Horizons Regional Council are celebrating improvements to the Whanganui Urban bus services beginning on 7 October, with a week of free travel for all passengers.

Horizons Councillor Nicola Patrick says the improvements to several of the services have been made following a review that commenced in 2017 and included demand from the Whanganui community for increased weekend services, and an increase of the number of services reaching outlying suburbs.
“From 7 October, new evening services will be added to the Castlecliff, Aramoho and Whanganui East routes,” says Cr Patrick.
“Additional weekend services will also be added to the Combined Saturday, Castlecliff and Whanganui East routes, a slight route change has been made to the Aramoho Orange service, and a new afternoon service has been added to the weekday Springvale/St Johns route.”
“We’re pleased to be able to grow our current services, catering to the needs of our bus passengers.
“To celebrate these improvements, and the renewed contract with current bus operator Tranzit, bus travel for all passengers will be free from Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October.
“A week of free travel is certainly a great way for our community to jump on board these school holidays. I encourage people to give it a go and become regular bus passengers.”
Tranzit Coachlines Whanganui Director, James Snelgrove is pleased to be able to celebrate the renewed ongoing relationship with Horizons.
“It’s a pleasure to have secured the contract once again, providing the Whanganui Urban bus services to the local community,” says Mr Snelgrove.
“We certainly hope to see some new faces jumping on board throughout the free travel week and into the future.”
Timetables are available from the i-Site, on board the bus, and online here.