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ECan says everyone over the age of 12 should wear a face mask when using the bus service in Temaro.
All of Timaru’s bus services have resumed under Level 2, but with some new restrictions.
Since the country outside Auckland is now on Alert Level 2, this means that public transport can now go closer to normal.
A statement from Canterbury Environment said it was back to the normal timetable for TemaroLink and Temuka Services.
“Under Delta Level 2, our buses can only take their own seating capacity. This means that no one can stand, and during school hours, your link may be full.
“Buses can only be filled with people who can sit. There is no one on public transport at Delta Level 2, and we are working on putting up posters on the board to remind consumers.
* Temaro’s Myway on Demand bus service is heavily subsidized in terms of rates.
* If MyWay is removed, your link will not be fully restored.
* The council rejects the link between rising land values and rising rates.
The release also states that there may be limited capacity during peak hours when students travel to and from school using metro services.
“Please try and travel outside on Saturdays from 8am to 9am and from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, unless you are out of work or studying.”
Temaro’s on-demand public transport service will operate at full capacity during MyWay Level 2, as “all passengers are seated, face must be covered, and contact tracing is available.”
MyWay is operating in severe conditions of social distance and capacity during lockdown.
However, Friday evening service for MyWay will not run until further notice.