Bus passenger numbers in Christchurch still low despite half price fares

Published on 13/06/2022 at 10:21 am.

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Bus passenger numbers in Christchurch and Canterbury have not recovered to pre-Covid levels, new figures show, even with fares being slashed to help counter rising living costs causing pain at the petrol pumps for motorists.

Before half price fares were introduced in April, bus passenger figures were 59% of what they were before the Covid-19 pandemic, Environment Canterbury (ECan) figures show.

Passenger figures improved once the cut-price fares were brought in, but were still only 71% of what they were before the pandemic.

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