If you travel in along the Moutere Highway using the Mot 2 service, your bus may be leaving at an earlier time so please check the updates below from Nelson Coachlines.
There have been two updates from Nelson Coachlines regarding the Motueka to Nelson via the Moutere Highway (Mot 2) service.
Firstly, this service is struggling to get into Nelson before school starts due to increased traffic. This service will start 10 minutes earlier in the mornings. As of Monday 16 March it will be departing from the Clock Tower in Motueka at 7.00am and Upper Moutere at 7.25am. The bus will make it into Waimea bus bay at around 8.00am, ready to depart at 8.05am to get into Nelson before school starts. There is no change in time for the other service departing the Motueka iSite.
Secondly, due to the closure of Mission Bridge on the Moutere Highway, starting Monday 30 March for about 10 weeks, there will be an alteration to the route and times.
As of Monday 30 March the bus will depart from the Clock Tower in Motueka at 6.50am to allow for the 10 minute detour along Edward Road, Central Road and Old House Road.
Students that normally get picked up on the Moutere Highway between Edwards Road and Old House Road will need to make their way to either the corner of Edwards Road, Old House Road or through to Central Road.
Nelson Coachlines will advise when this is finished and the time and route can go back to normal.