Leamington residents are being urged to ‘sit back and leave the driving to us’ in a campaign to encourage bus travel to Cambridge.
This week, a timetable will arrive in people’s letterboxes with a ticket that entitles the holder to one free return trip between Leamington and Cambridge before the end of December.
“We’re proud of our Cambridge bus and would like Leamington residents to give it a go as an affordable and convenient way to visit friends and family, shop, go out for lunch or to appointments in town,” said Waikato Regional Council’s acting public transport operations manager, Ben Barlow.
The cost of an adult cash fare between Leamington and Cambridge is $2.50 and for a child is $1.40. It’s even cheaper with a BUSIT card, at $1.80 for an adult and $1.05 for a child.
Services between Leamington and Cambridge operate every trip to Hamilton, seven times a day from Monday to Friday and three times a day on weekends.
Buses are reliable, comfortable, accessible and inexpensive. The Cambridge bus is also air conditioned and has free WiFi available on board. SuperGold cards are valid on this service.
Waikato Regional Council is responsible for operating the contracted Cambridge bus service.
The cost of the bus service is covered by fares, with the remainder split between the NZ Transport Agency and Waipa District Council.