Its good news for Red Bus’ new Darfield service, with the introduction of a new friday shopper service from 16 July. The new service will leave Darfield on fridays at 10am and return from Christchurch at 3pm.
While this is a small event in the grand scheme of things, I do think it is interesting to keep a watch of as it could serve as an example of how to successfully meet the public transport needs of the plethora of semi-rural lifestyle blocks that ring Christchurch (it’s also been a very quiet week, and I have been too busy to get into an in-depth topic!).
It’s good to see some experimentation going on with this service, and with rising petrol prices, taxes and so on it could be more important than we think. I hope this bodes well for the service.