Boost for city buses after public calls
Passenger feedback has resulted in a better suburban bus service for Palmerston North.
Now up and running, the new timetables were trialled and updated over the weekend.
The new services affected all routes except those to Summerhill and Massey University.
‘‘The changes have come about following a comprehensive review of the Palmerston North bus network that we carried out in 2014,’’ Horizons councillor Rachel Keedwell said.
‘‘A suite of improvements were approved by council in response to the public feedback we received.’’
The improvements included extended Monday to Friday hours of operation, with the last bus now departing the Main St Terminal at 8pm.
There are also improvements to the weekend timetable with buses services will now operate from 8am – 6pm and will run every 40 minutes on Saturdays and every 60 minutes on Sundays.
Earlier this year, Horizons increased the frequency of the Fernlea Heights route and began a 10-minute peak frequency trial for the Milson-Cloverlea service.
Fares remain the same.