for 21st May 2013
Delays are being experienced due to road works that are controlled by traffic lights at three locations
* GM to Ch-ch plenty of seats available
* Ch-ch to GM plenty of seats available
- Coach departs from Regent Theatre, Greymouth (7.45)
- Departure from Christchurch is from Tuam St opp bus exchange (2.15), Riccarton Mall (2.20) and at ch-ch airport by 2.45pm.
- for Chch Airport, All pickup and drop offs for both International and domestic travelers is at the International end of terminal. same lane as Red Buses to city
- Only date valid ID's for student, YHA and BBH will be accpeted
Discounted return travel,Greymouth - Christchurch - Greymouth or Christchurch - Greymouth - Christchurch $86.00 must be booked and paid for 24 hours before travel, is non refundable nor transferable.
West Coast Shuttle is West Coast owned and operated by West Coast Shuttle 2007 Ltd. The directors are Cedric and Marlene Trounson of Greymouth.
Both Cedric and Marlene have been involved in the tourism industry since the early 1970's. After a short break out of tourism, West Coast Shuttle was set up to meet the transport needs of the ski industry offering transport and ski packages, along with other small charters.
In early 2007 West Coast Shuttle expanded with the purchase of two 22 seat coaches, with reclining seats, air conditioning, heating and a DVD player. A toilet is fitted to ensure an express service is possible between Greymouth and Christchurch. We provide the highest possible standard of service to our traveling public and come second to none for reliability to get through of any other transport mode between Christchurch and the West Coast.
Thursday 29 March 2007
West Coast Shuttle
Recently I travelled to Christchurch and Back on the new shuttle service which departs from the Regent Theatre at 8am and returns at 3pm.
I was dropped at the Christchurch Airport at 11.30am with plenty of time to catch my international flight.
On the way home there was a slight problem which caused a small delay. I have had worse delays on air flights. One of the passengers lived in Barrytown and his wife had come to town to take him home. The passenger's wife had four young children with her. The shuttle operator's wife met them, sent them home, met the shuttle at South Beach Motels and took the passenger to Barrytown. That is service.
Further, I was dropped off at the corner of Chapel and Alexander streets, saving me the problem of having to get transport. I wish the shuttle service the best and hope to have many more trips on it.
04 June 2007
West Coast Shuttle
Last week we took our sons aged three years and 20 months on the TranzAlpine train to Arthur's Pass. Our plan was to bring them back home to Greymouth by the West Coast Shuttle.
We were really apprehensive and worried as to how the Shuttle ride would be for our tired little boys since they have not been on it before. We all know what tired, grouchy children do when they get tired: they bring the roof down much to the horror of their well meaning parents.
But all that changed when we got on the Shuttle. What luxury. Reclining seats, seat belts, pillows for the head to rest on. video player, toys for the children, tissue paper. Snacks can be bought for a small fee, video player if you are tired of the scenery or on dark winters evenings, and the plus point of all is the onboard toilet. Wow.
My children felt so comfortable and once they got strapped in, fell asleep. What a relief for a worried parent. It is much more luxurious and safer, in my view, than Hokitika flights.
Above all, West Coast Shuttle contribute their valuable service to the needy people and organisation once a month (good work). Well done Cedric and Marlene and thank you for your valuable service to our community and the travellers to the West Coast too. It is a real blessing.