Bus rides now free, reduced timetables soon

Photo: ODT files
Photo: ODT files
Bus services in Dunedin and Queenstown will now be free of charge from to stop interaction between customers and drivers and reduce the transmission of germs.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the Otago Regional Council has asked passengers to now enter and exit buses through the rear door where possible.

"Orbus will continue to operate as normal for now, but we will reduce services from Thursday, 26 March," it said.

"To support those who work in essential services, for medical reasons, or to access the supermarket, we are looking to provide a weekend schedule, however this depends on driver availability. We will confirm the timetable on Wednesday."

• In the meantime, further information about public transport is available on the ORC's website.


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