May 8th 2012
Back in Feb/Mar 2012, the new NBUS service was introduced to Nelson.
The NBus operation is operated by SBL Group on behalf of Nelson City Council.
This new initiative saw a fleet of brand new 13.5-metre-long 50-seater low floor wheelchair friendly buses introduced to Nelsonians, and travelers alike, and quickly gained good support.
New services were introduced and along with increased frequency during busy times, the hours of operation also were extended.
Here’s a brief video on the new service;
The video also talks about the new “hail & ride” service ( offered on selected local neighbourhood routes ) serviced by smaller buses, and also about the much anticipated user operated “bike carriers” that are mounted on the front of the new units.
More details here;
Zones & Fares (with downloadable map)
Interactive Map showing actual route bus-stop locations