El­derly like change to bus ser­vice


Some of Palmer­ston North’s older res­i­dents will now be able to nip into town by bus.

A new, more reg­u­lar, Sum­mer­hill bus ser­vice has been put in place this month and the res­i­dents of Sum­mer­set on Sum­mer­hill resthome are among those ea­ger to get on board.

The pre­vi­ous ser­vice had gone through Massey Univer­sity and had dropped in fre­quency when the univer­sity’s semesters ended. The new ser­vice would go di­rectly to town and be more fre­quent.

The two-year trial is being run by Hori­zons Re­gional Coun­cil, which an­nounced the ser­vice to res­i­dents on Wed­nes­day.

Sum­mer­set res­i­dent Jeanne Can­dish said she and her hus­band Gor­don would not have to worry about driv­ing now.

‘‘We found the bus ser­vice is quite good, we al­ways had a car up to about two weeks ago, I got too ner­vous to drive.’’

Fel­low res­i­dents Colleen Grady and Mar­garet Hollingsworth were pleased to hear the buses would kneel to al­low them to take their walk­ers on.

Hori­zons pas­sen­ger trans­port chair­woman Rachel Keed­well said us­ing the pre­vi­ous bus re­lied on know­ing the dates of Massey’s semesters.

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