Sometimes we have to replace train services with buses due to mechanical faults, issues with the tracks or scheduled maintenance work.

For planned service disruptions check Service Updates. Please note that cycles, other than folding cycles, cannot be carried on buses that are replacing trains

Example signage of Bus replacement stops: 

Bus Replacement signage used at bus stops

      

Bus Replacement signage used at bus stops


 Kapiti Line (KPL)

Station Location of bus stops
Wellington

Platform 9

Takapu Road

Northbound: Boscobel Lane station car park, at the top of stairs opposite the station (by the Spark telephone box) (external link)

Southbound: Boscobel Lane station car park, at the top of stairs from the station (external link)

Redwood

Northbound: Duncan St at top of the northern station carpark, outside the Park and Ride (external link)

Southbound: From bottom of Tawa St at the car park entrance before the rail crossing (external link)

Tawa

Northbound: Duncan St from station over bridge access (external link)

Southbound: Duncan St opposite the over bridge access (external link)

Linden

Northbound: Collins Ave, across rail crossing in front of Linden Motors - 200m (external link)

Southbound: Collins Ave, across rail crossing in front of Sarah Searancke Catering - 200m (external link)

Keneperu

Northbound: Bus stop on Kenepuru Drive opposite Pit Stop Garage - 150m (external link)

Southbound: Bus stop on Kenepuru Drive in front of Pit Stop Garage - 150m (external link)

Porirua

Northbound/Southbound: Station Park and Ride shelter (external link)

Paremata

Northbound/Southbound: Station Park and Ride (external link)

Mana

Northbound/Southbound: Dolly Varden Crescent behind Southbound platform (external link)

Plimmerton

Northbound/Southbound: Station Park and Ride, by the Plimmerton Domain (external link)

Pukerua Bay

Northbound: Entrance to Te Kura Rd, near the over bridge - 450m (external link)

Southbound: Intercity bus stop near Takutai Rd, before the over bridge - 450m (external link)

Paekakariki

Northbound/Southbound: Bus shelter on Tilley Rd, west side of station, outside the Park and Ride (external link)

Paraparaumu 

Northbound: Bus shelter on Main Rd (SH1)  (external link)

Southbound: Taxi layby in the station car park area (external link)

 
Waikanae Southbound: Station Park and Ride, at the south end (external link)  

Johnsonville Line (JVL)

Station

Location of bus stops

Wellington

Platform 9
Crofton Downs Serviced by shuttle from the station car park to Ngaio Station (external link)  - the southbound shuttle will depart five minutes before the regular timetabled departure time.
Ngaio

Northbound: Bus stop along Ottawa Rd in front of Town Hall and Library - 200m (external link)

Southbound: From bus stop on Ottawa Rd opposite Library - 200m (external link)

Awarua Street

Northbound: Bus stop on Ottawa Rd in front of Café Villa - 250m (external link)

Southbound: Ottawa Rd bus stop opposite Stella Hair Design - 250m (external link)

Simla Crescent

Northbound: Bus stop behind the station, on Khandallah Rd (external link)

Southbound: Khandallah Rd, opposite the station bus shelter (external link)

Box Hill

Northbound: From Cockayne Rd, at the top of the walkway behind the station (external link)

Southbound: On Cockayne Rd, opposite the station (external link)

Khandallah

Northbound: On Burma Rd in front of Brendon Motors & Civic - 200m (external link)

Southbound: On Box Hill Rd, opposite Brendon Motors & Civic after the pedestrian crossing - 200m (external link)

Raroa

Northbound: Near the station access on Haumia St, opposite to where the walkway joins the street (external link)

Southbound: On the corner of Haumia St and Tuapapa St where the station access joins the street (external link)

Johnsonville Southbound: Stop A in the station carpark behind the station (external link)

Hutt Valley Line (HVL)

 Station  Location of bus stop
Wellington Platform 9
Ngauranga  

Northbound: Bus shelter on Hutt Rd, after the intersection - 150m (external link)

Southbound: Bus stop on Hutt Rd, after the under bridge - 150m (external link)

Petone

Northbound: Bus stop A on Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station (external link)

Southbound: On Hutt Road, directly opposite station building, north of Jackson St (external link)

Ava

Northbound: Wakefield Street past Cuba Street (external link)

Southbound: Wakefield Street near the over bridge access (external link)

Woburn

Northbound: Cambridge Terrace bus shelter in front of the station car park (external link)

Southbound: Cambridge Terrace opposite the station car park (external link)

Waterloo

Northbound/Southbound: Bus stop within station car park in front of cycle lockers at the east side of station (external link)

Epuni 

Northbound: Cambridge Terrace near the subway exit, by the pedestrian crossing and cycle rack (external link)

Southbound: Opposite the station, by Hampton Court  (external link)

Naenae Northbound/Southbound: Bus shelter at shops, accessed from the east side subway exit  (external link)
Wingate 

Northbound: Wingate Cres, near the access to the northern over bridge (external link)

Southbound: Bus shelter in front of Moore Wilsons (external link)

Taita 

Northbound: Bus stop on Eastern Hutt Rd, outside the Park and Ride (external link)

Southbound: Bus shelter on Eastern Hutt Road opposite the station (external link)

Pomare 

Northbound: Bus stop along Eastern Hutt Rd near station subway access (external link)

Southbound: Bus stop outside station parking along Eastern Hutt Rd (external link)

Manor Park

Northbound/Southbound: Across the over bridge, in Park and Ride (external link)

Silverstream

Northbound: Kiln St bus stop opposite Remax - 150m (external link)

Southbound: Gard St bus stop across the street, past Silverstream Holiday and Cruise - 150m (external link)

Heretaunga

Northbound: Somme Rd, past the pedestrian crossing (external link)

Southbound: Somme Rd, across the road from the station (external link)

Trentham

Northbound: On Ararino St in front of Trentham Mess Hall (external link)

Southbound: Bus stop within station car park (external link)

Wallaceville Northbound/Southbound: Within the station car park (external link)
Upper Hutt Northbound/Southbound: Upper Hutt Station - Stop A in front of the station ticket office (external link)  

Melling Line (MEL)

Station Location of bus stop
Wellington Platform 9
Ngauranga

Northbound: Bus shelter on Hutt Rd, after the intersection - 150m (external link)

Southbound: Bus stop on Hutt Rd, after the under bridge - 150m (external link)

Petone

Northbound: Bus stop A on Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station (external link)

Southbound: On Hutt Rd opposite the station (external link)

Western Hutt

Northbound: Bus shelter on Hutt Rd, in front of the Station Village (external link)

Southbound: Loading bay in front of 'Smart @RT', before the pedestrian crossing (external link)

Melling Bus stop 9150 ‘Melling Station Bus Stop’, Pharazyn St, beside station building (external link)

Wairarapa Line (WRL)

 Station  Location of bus stop
Wellington  Platform 9
Petone

Northbound: Bus stop A on Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station (external link)

Southbound: On Hutt Road opposite the station (external link)

Waterloo 

Northbound/Southbound: Bus stop within station car park in front of cycle lockers at the east side of station (external link)

Upper Hutt  Northbound/Southbound: Upper Hutt Station - Stop A in front of the station ticket office (external link)
Maymorn  Northbound/Southbound: Te Marua corner dairy on Plateau and Main Rd – 2.3km  (external link)
Featherston  Northbound/Southbound: Station car park, in front of the ticket office (external link)  
Woodside  Northbound/Southbound: Challenge Petrol Station at 234 Main St - 5.2km (external link)  
Matarawa  Northbound/Southbound: Dalefield Rd on High St south at the "Welcome to Carterton" daffodil sign – 6.8km (external link)  
Carterton  Northbound/Southbound: On Broadway, just outside the station car park (external link)
Solway 

Northbound/Southbound: Ngaumutawa Rd just outside the station Park & Ride (external link)

Renall Street  Northbound/Southbound: Renall St after the rail crossing, near Astrolite Motors (external link)  
Masterton  Southbound: In front of station (external link)