8 Dec 2014

Chch bus change 'going smoothly'

11:54 am on 8 December 2014

The Canterbury Regional Council says the biggest change ever to Christchurch's bus service this morning has gone smoothly.

The shake-up affected three quarters of the city's services, and there were now nine percent fewer buses on the roads at peak times, but more frequent services on key routes.

The council's passenger services manager, David Stenhouse said there had been just under 300 calls this morning, but only a small number of complaints.

"It'd be right to say we've had a few and we did have an issue with our mapping on the website which we've just resolved."

He said tha things were going smoothly and most of those who had called were only requesting information.

On key routes, five buses were now running every 10 to 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm with feeder services to link passengers to them.