Auckland Transport

Media Release: Christchurch Memorial Service

Media Release: Christchurch Memorial Service
Last reviewed: 5/05/2011 9:49 a.m.

Free buses provided for Christchurch Memorial Service


16 March 2011

Auckland Transport, NZ Bus and Ritchies are providing free bus services for people attending the Christchurch memorial service in Auckland Domain this Friday.

Both the LINK and a special shuttle bus from downtown to Auckland Domain will be free.

The outdoor memorial service for the victims of the Christchurch earthquake will be held at the Cenotaph in front of the Museum in the Auckland Domain at 7pm on Friday.

The free shuttle bus from stop D11 outside the Mercure Hotel on the corner of Customs St east and Queen St in the CBD will run every 10 minutes from 5.30pm to 7pm and after the service from the domain between 8pm and 9pm. Passengers can wave down the bus from existing bus stops on the route along Customs St, Anzac Ave, Symonds St and Park Rd.

Alternatively people can travel free on existing LINK services to and from the Domain between 5.30pm and 7pm and after the service from 8pm until 9pm.

Auckland Transport says the free buses are a small gesture to help Aucklanders take a moment to reflect and show their respects for those affected by the earthquake.

The hour long ceremony will follow the National Memorial Service in Christchurch.

Auckland Museum will remain open until 9pm following the ceremony.

Aucklanders can also leave messages of support in condolence books at the Auckland Town Hall and any Auckland library.

Auckland Transport thanks NZ Bus and Ritchies for their support in providing the free services.

For more information on buses available for the service visit maxx.co.nz