Proposed changes to the Peninsula Bus service

Last year, a commercial service previously available to school students on the Otago Peninsula was discontinued by the operator. Residents petitioned Otago Regional Council to make changes to the public bus service geared towards better meeting the needs of school student commuters of the Peninsula service.


Proposed change
A change to the service has been proposed: a variation to the normal route for just two services a day.

The services running the variation to the normal route would be:

  • Portobello – City departing Portobello 7.47am (this service would replace the current weekday 7.57am service)
  • City – Portobello departing from the City at 3.08pm (this would be an additional weekday service)

Why do we need a formal consultation process?
The proposed change will see the service not running along the same route every time. This is at odds with the planning principles outlined in the Regional Public Transport Plan 2014, which provides our planning framework for bus services under the Land Transport Act.

To have your say on the proposed changes head over to https://yoursay.orc.govt.nz/peninsulabus before 5pm 24th August 2018.

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