Whanganui District Council will provide a free temporary shuttle service for Durie Hill residents from Monday, 22 February 2021 while the historic Durie Hill elevator is closed for around 11 weeks.
A Take It Easy Tours nine-seater shuttle bus service will provide transportation during peak hours while a major upgrade to the elevator’s entrance and a maintenance overhaul of its lift car takes place.
This is a free service.
Timetable (effective Monday 22 February 2021 until the elevator reopens)
Monday to Friday (not including weekends and public holidays)
- 7.30am – 9.00am
- 2.30pm – 4.00pm
The shuttle arrives approximately every 10-15 minutes. Bicycles can be carried on the cycle racks.
Collection and drop-off points
- Blyth Street, Durie Hill – Top elevator entrance area
- Taupo Quay – Bus stop beside the Whanganui i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
The entrance project is an initiative of the Whanganui Regional Heritage Trust, with Whanganui District Council managing the demolition and build and undertaking maintenance work on the elevator at the same time.