Metlink On Demand bus rolls on


Transdev’s Wellington On Demand public transport service in Tawa has been extended and expanded to Grenada North and Porirua CBD.

After a successful year-long trial making more than 40,000 trips, the Greater Wellington Regional Council has decided to continue the service with a larger footprint for another year.

Transdev Australia and New Zealand CEO Brian Brennan said he welcomed the Council’s decision to expand the service in response to community demand.

“On Demand services like this really offer alternative services to more conventional and capital intensive public transport,” Mr Brennan said.

“It’s a credit to our Mana Newlands team who run these buses and are averaging a passenger satisfaction rating of 96%.”

The On Demand service uses a mobile phone app, where customers can order rides from buses operating without set routes between flexible pick-up and drop-off locations, or ‘virtual stops’.

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