by the editors
From 1 July significant changes have been made to the Dunedin - Palmerston bus service.
The new routes are described below:
Palmerston to Dunedin:
Bus departs from Palmerston Bond Street terminus, then via Ronaldsay Street (State Highway 1) to Waikouaiti.
Travels down Kildare Street, Collins Street, Beach Street, Scotia Street and Fell Street, then back onto Beach Street and onto Main Road (State Highway 1) to Karitane.
Travels along Coast Road, right onto Scarp Street, right onto Stornoway Street, then back along Coast Road onto State Highway 1.
Travels along State Highway 1, stops at Evansdale and Waitati, then continues to Dunedin, down Pine Hill Road, turns left onto Great King Street, then left onto Bank Street, and onto George Street. Continues along George Street to the Octagon terminus (Hoyts Stand 3).
Dunedin to Palmerston:
Bus departs Octagon terminus (Hoyts Stand 3) and travels via upper Stuart Street, Smith Street, St Andrew Street and onto Cumberland Street to Stand 5 (Centre City New World).
From Stand 5, along Cumberland Street, up Pine Hill Road onto State Highway 1.
Stops in Waitati, then continues along State Highway 1, stops at Evansdale, and continues along State Highway 1 to Karitane.
Turns onto Coast Road, right onto Scarp Street, right onto Stornoway Street, then back along Coast Road to State Highway 1.
At Waikouaiti, travels along Beach Street, Scotia Street, Thomas Street, Fell Street, back onto Beach Street, along Collins Street to Kildare Street.
Turns back onto State Highway 1 to Palmerston, travels along Bond Street to Bond Street terminus.
At Waitati, the bus departs from the bus shelter on State Highway 1, just north of the Harvey Street intersection. New bus timetables were delivered to Waitati and surrounding area residential addresses last week.