The Community Board will again ask Metlink to answer questions about the Eastbourne bus service before our next meeting on 21 June. Metlink still blames the lack of drivers on the reduced service and hasn’t yet committed to reinstating the 85x bus service.
We plan to ask why many buses leaving Eastbourne don’t appear on the app or RTI displays at the bus stops (which means commuters have no idea whether a bus is coming). We will also ask when Metlink will run bus services connected to the ferry service. And we are interested to know how many Eastbourne bus services are cancelled compared to other runs in the region.
In the meantime, we encourage you to report all issues through the Metlink feedback form: https://www.metlink.org.nz/about/feedback/