By Brent Sutherland | Posted: Thursday November 18, 2021
Otago Road Services wish to advise that we will be ceasing these services at the end of 2021
These services run from Outram, via Mosgiel, Fairfield and Green Island, along with a service from Brighton and Waldronville.
Continued falling patronage, along with the current Otago Regional Council flat fare policy and the ending of our Ministry of Education school transport contracts at the end of 2021 have made the continued operation of our commercial school bus services unsustainable and uneconomic.
These services run separately to, and independently of, the Otago Regional Council subsidised urban bus services.
As unsubsidised services, they have run on a fully user pays basis, at no cost to any other parties.
We have provided these services since the 1980’s and have valued, and appreciated, the patronage of generations of school pupils.
Refunds of any unused school bus concession tickets for these services will be available, upon ticket presentation, from our company premises at 15 Chadwick Street until 31 January 2022.