Flagging down the NBus12/09/2018 11:36am
You can now flag down the bus – literally!
Council has produced some new NBus Hail and Ride flags, specifically for hailing the bus on the local routes (Stoke, Atawhai, Victory, The Brook and Washington Valley) that don’t use formal stops.
The initiative started with feedback from Greypower members that they didn’t feel confident waving down the bus on the Hail and Ride routes, especially the recently revamped Stoke Loop. So Council has produced the hand held flags which can be collected from the bus, some retirement homes or through Greypower. You can keep the flag with you so you’re all good to go next time you want to Hail and Ride the NBus.
Greypower representatives, Bob Hancock (pictured middle) and George Truman (pictured right) , who joined Deputy Mayor Paul Matheson (pictured left) in checking out the new flags, say the return of the Stoke Loop service has been well received.
The revamped service caters more specifically for older people living in Stoke, many of whom either no longer drive or simply prefer not to. The changed routes and the timing of the services throughout the middle of the day are tailored to meet that transport need within the community.
The fact that the Stoke Loop is always free to SuperGold card holders is an added bonus. For more information about the Stoke Loop service, visit NBus.co.nz or collect a timetable from the bus depot, the Council office or the library.