Transdev expands On-Demand trial

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The On-Demand service is provided by Transdev using a fleet of 14-seat minibuses. TRANSDEV


Transdev’s Mana Newlands Coaches division says it is is pleased to be running local transport authority Metlink’s On Demand trial service in Tawa and Porirua until the end of the year. The On Demand service was introduced in Tawa in May 2022 before an extension to the Porirura in June 2023, and uses a fleet of 14-seat buses running between around 600 ‘virtual’ bus stops for a fixed fare of $2.50, paid through the app.

Mana Newlands Managing Director Craig Chin said the extension showed Greater Wellington Regional Council’s commitment to connecting more people with public transport. “The council saw the need particularly in under-served areas and this service is filling the gap and linking into the wider bus and rail network at an affordable price,” he said. “This extension will also give us a full 12 months of data from the expansion to central Porirua which can help Metlink inform future transport decisions.

“Overall, this is a great collaboration for Transdev with Metlink, the Council and Via as we’re proud we’re connecting more communities through this service.”