Analysing the Canterbury Regional Public Transport Plan 2018-2028 [1C]: Network – Current – Coverage 1

Once we have some idea of what a PT network should look like, the question is what suburbs it covers. So the thing to look for is the current MetroInfo network map, with all the routes on it. I can’t really copy that for offline use for the purposes of this post, which is why I have downloaded all the individual route maps. However, I can at least refer to it, as I will do in this post.
Let’s try to list each suburb in a table and what routes are served there. (Suburbs listed in Wikipedia)

Suburb Route Notes
Addington 120
Orange Line
Orbiter
Aidanfield Orange Line
60
100
Aranui Yellow Line
80
Avondale Orange Line
80
;
Avonside Orbiter
150
;
Barrington Orbiter
60
120
145
;
Beckenham Blue Line
145
;
Bexley 80 ;
Bishopdale 17
107
125
;
Bottle Lake 135
150
No CBD route
Bromley Yellow Line
140
145
;
Bryndwr 17
120
;
Burnside Orbiter
29
120
;
Burwood Orange Line
44
60
;
Cashmere Blue Line
Orbiter
145
;
Clifton Purple Line ;
Cracroft 145 No CBD route
Dallington Orange Line
Orbiter
44
;
Fendalton 29
100
120
130
;
Ferrymead Purple Line
140
;
Halswell Orange Line
100
125
;
Harewood 107
125
No CBD route
Heathcote 28 ;
Hei Hei Yellow Line
125
130
;
Hillsborough 28
145
;
Hornby Yellow Line
125
130
;
Huntsbury 17 ;
Ilam Orbiter
Purple Line
100
130
;
Kennedys Bush 100 No CBD route
Linwood Orbiter
Yellow Line
140
;
Mairehau Orbiter
44
;
Merivale Blue Line
100
;
Moncks Bay Purple ;
Mt Pleasant 140 No CBD route
Murray Aynsley 145 No CBD route
New Brighton Yellow Line
60
135
;
North Brighton 60
80
135
;
Northwood Blue Line
107
108
;
Opawa Orbiter
28
;
Papanui Blue Line
28
135
;
Parklands Orange Line
80
135
;
Phillipstown Orbiter
80
;
Redcliffs Purple Line ;
Redwood Blue Line
Orbiter
108
125
;
Riccarton Orbiter
Purple Line
100
140
;
Richmond Orange Line
Orbiter
150
;
Richmond Hill Purple Line ;
St Albans Blue Line
28
100
;
St Martins Orbiter
17
145
;
Scarborough Purple Line ;
Shirley Orange Line
Orbiter
44
150
;
Sockburn Yellow Line
80
130
140
;
Somerfield Blue Line
145
;
South Brighton 60 ;
Southshore 60 ;
Spreydon Orbiter
60
120
145
;
St Andrews Hill Purple Line
140
;
Strowan Blue Line
17
100
 120
;
Sumner Purple ;
Sydenham Blue Line
28
140
;
Upper Riccarton Orbiter
Purple Line
Yellow Line
140
;
Waimairi Beach 80
135
;
Wainoni 80 ;
Waltham Orbiter
17
28
;
Westmorland 145 No CBD route
Woolston Purple Line
145
;

There is a lot that could be said but basically I will leave it to the handful of suburbs that are not served by either a core or connector route, in other words they are dependent solely on link services. Mostly these are hilly services or lightly populated areas.

However the picture looks a bit different if we analyse those services which do have core or connector routes, when we eliminate the link services and then work out how much distance there is for passengers to walk to catch a core or connector. To do this easily I need to draw these routes in Google Earth and I will do that tomorrow.

UPDATE: After some thought, since I have Qgis and can download all the aerial photography for Christchurch City, that is what I am going to do. This means a delay of a day or two because there is so much to download, and also Qgis can’t quite cope with loading all of it at once. And then I can draw the maps directly in Qgis. Anyway, tomorrow’s post will be about something else so I can work on setting up the maps in the meantime.