Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New minibus service for Coast Rd

New minibus service for Coast Rd

by Peter Dowden

Photo: Sharon Bain, Hoppit minibus owner-operator

A new minibus service will serve Coast Rd, beginning in February.

The Hoppit Bus has been operating late night services for partygoes in
Dunedin since 2002, owner-operator Sharon Byles told Blueskin News.

Now that Sharon lives in the area she has decided to make her vehicle
available to daily commuters in Hawksbury (formerly Cherry Farm
Hospital), Karitane, Seacliff and Warrington.

There will be morning and evening commuter services ideal for those
working in Dunedin. Fares will be comparable to other transport
services in the area, with loyalty discounts available.

Seacliff and Warrington residents lost their regular commuter bus
service in the early 1990s. There have been various attempts to
re-start a service. The area is served by an Oamaru-based shuttle
service during the middle part of the day.

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