Good news: ECan confirms that Papanui bus routes will be retained

Yesterday 21 June the Environment Canterbury Council (ECan) adopted the Council’s Long-Term Plan 2018-28, which includes the modified proposals for Christchurch bus routes as outlined in the link below. For the Papanui area, this confirms that the 107 service will be retained (but with reduced frequency and operating hours), and the 108 will be mostly absorbed into an extended 28 service. The original proposal was to discontinue six bus routes, including the 107 & 108, with no replacements or alternative, and this was met with a massive pushback from the public. The outcome is a positive result for people power and the impact that ratepayers can have šŸ™‚ Changes are likely to be implemented from early October 2018.

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