The Government has announced plans to convert all bus stops to Greyhound service after the unprecedented demand for the buses during the New Year’s Eve rush has hit its limits.
The buses will operate on New Year and New Year Day and are scheduled to operate throughout the week.
The Government announced the change on Wednesday, with Transport Minister Scott Emerson announcing that “over half of all buses will be able to operate during peak hours”.
It said the changes will be implemented “within weeks”, but it will not be complete for “at least 12 months”.
The changes will not affect the number of buses on the system.
But it came as the Government also announced that the Government would be “increasing the cost of tickets” for passengers on the buses. “
I have a plan for the year and the year is going to be really, really challenging and I’m not going to change that.”
But it came as the Government also announced that the Government would be “increasing the cost of tickets” for passengers on the buses.
“We are going to increase the price of tickets for passengers travelling by Greyhound bus on New Years Day and New Years Eve,” Mr Emerson told reporters.
It comes as the number one attraction for many New Year celebrations around the country has been the Greyhound Bus.
Greyhound has been operating in New Zealand for nearly a decade, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations for the Kiwis.
The Government has said it would invest up to $30 million to upgrade the buses and expand the service in the next few years.
New Year’s Day has become a major event in the country, with more than 50 million people turning out to see the new year.
Last year, more than 9,500 people were on the Greyhounds buses, with the majority on the first-run bus, which is often packed with people.
More than half of New Year Bus passengers were on board the first bus to depart from Christchurch, with many of the seats taken up by a small group of people.