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Please allow extra time for travel when bus replacement is offered. Bus replacements are not tracked via real time information when they replace trains. If capacity allows, bikes may be carried on a cycle rack if the bus is fitted with one, otherwise only folding cycles may be carried. 

All folded prams can be carried on board the bus replacement services when stored in the luggage areas, non-foldable prams may not be able to be carried on all bus replacements, please talk to on-board staff when boarding. If you have additional mobility needs please talk to the on board staff or contact Metlink to plan your trip. For more information call Metlink on 0800 801 700

Hutt Valley Line (HVL)

Monthly Calendars

December Calendar

Buses replace trains HVL - 2020 December

January Calendar

Buses replace trains HVL - 2021 January


Detailed Timetables

Friday 20 - Thursday 26 November 2020

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Friday 20 November.

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Upper Hutt Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 November.

Hutt Valley Line detailed timetable (20/11 - 22/11)PDF - 449 KB

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Upper Hutt Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 November.

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Petone on Thursday 26 November. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Hutt Valley Line detailed timetable (23/11 - 26/11)PDF - 741 KB

Friday 30 November - Thursday 3 December 2020

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Petone. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Hutt Valley Line detailed timetable (30/11 - 3/12)

Saturday 5 December - Thursday 10 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Petone on Saturday 5 December. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Buses replace all services  between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Sunday 6 December.

Buses replace some daytime services between Taita and Upper Hutt from Monday 7 December -  Thursday10 December. 

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Petone from Monday 7 December - Thursday 10 December. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Friday 11 December - Sunday 20 December

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Friday 11 December. 

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December. 

Buses replace some daytime services  between Taita and Upper Hutt from Monday 14 - Thursday 17 December.

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Petone from Monday 14 - Thursday 17 December.  At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Saturday 19 December. 

Buses replace all services between Taita and Upper Hutt on Sunday 20 December.

Saturday 26 December - Monday 4 January

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 January

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Petone. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Monday 11 - Friday 15 January

Buses replace some daytime services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

Saturday 16 January 2021

Buses replace some daytime services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

Monday 18 January - Thursday 21 January 2021

Buses replace some daytime services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

Monday 18 January - Wednesday 20 January 2021

Buses replace some evening services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

Saturday 23 January - Monday 25 January 2021

Buses replace all services.

Tuesday 26 January - Thursday 28 January 2021

Buses replace some daytime services.

Tuesday 26 January - Wednesday 27 January 2021

Buses replace some evening services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

Sunday 31 January

Buses replace some evening services between Taita and Upper Hutt.

 Station  Location of bus stop
Wellington Platform 10
Ngauranga

Southbound: Bus stop 3256 ‘Ngauranga - Hutt Road (next to motorway)‘ on Hutt Rd, after the under bridge - 150m

Northbound: Bus stop 3263 ‘Hutt Road at Centennial Highway’ shelter on Hutt Rd, after the intersection - 150m

Petone

Southbound: Hutt Road, directly opposite station building, north of Jackson St

*Note: When buses replace trains between Wellington and Petone only, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station

Northbound: Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station

Ava

Southbound: Wakefield St, west side of Cuba St over bridge

Northbound: Wakefield St, 50m west of Cuba St over bridge opposite train tracks

Woburn

Southbound: Cambridge Tce opposite the station Park and Ride, north of pedestrian crossing

Northbound: Bus shelter in front of the station Park and Ride, Cambridge Tce, opposite Hawkins St

Waterloo

Southbound/Northbound: Bus stop by ticket office on southbound platform. Cambridge Tce side of station.

Epuni 

Southbound: Cambridge Tce opposite the station, south of Hampton Court

Northbound: Cambridge Tce near the subway exit, by the pedestrian crossing and cycle rack

Naenae Southbound/Northbound: Bus Stop 8289 ‘Naenae Station (bus stop)’, Cambridge Tce, near eastern subway exit
Wingate 

Southbound: Bus Stop 8294 ‘Eastern Hutt Road at Peterkin Street South (near 17)’, Eastern Hutt Rd, in front of Moore Wilsons

Northbound: Wingate Cres, at the northern station over bridge exit

Taita 

Southbound: Bus Stop 8297 ‘Taita Station - Eastern Hutt Road - Stop E’, Eastern Hutt Road, opposite entrance to Park and Ride – 100m north

Northbound: Bus Stop 9297 ‘Taita Station - Eastern Hutt Road - Stop D’, Eastern Hutt Rd, outside the Park and Ride

Pomare 

Southbound: Bus stop 8299 ‘Pomare Station- Eastern Hutt Road (opposite)’ outside station park and ride on Eastern Hutt Rd

Northbound: Bus stop 9299 ‘Pomare Station - Eastern Hutt Road’, Eastern Hutt Rd near station subway access

Manor Park

Southbound/Northbound: A shuttle will depart from the bus stop beside the Park & Ride.

Silverstream

Southbound: Bus Stop 8416 ‘Silverstream Station – Gard Street’ on Gard St, north of round-a-bout, outside Silverstream Primary School – 150m

Manor Park Shuttle: Departs from the Southbound bus replacement stop (see above) 

Northbound: Bus Stop 9416 ‘Silversteam Station – Kiln Street’, Kiln St, south of round-a-bout – 150m

Heretaunga

Southbound: Somme Rd, south of the pedestrian crossing, across the road from the station

Northbound: Somme Rd, north of the pedestrian crossing

Trentham

Southbound: Bus stop 9525 ‘Trentham Station (bus stop)’, within station Park and Ride

Northbound: Ararino St, in front of Trentham Mess Hall

Wallaceville

Southbound: Outside the Upper Hutt Squash Club next to the Wallaceville Station Park & Ride

Northbound: Opposite the entrance to the Wallaceville Station Park & Ride on Maclean St

Read more about the Wallaceville bus replacing trains stops

Upper Hutt Southbound/Northbound: Bus Stop 8579 ‘Upper Hutt Station - Stop A’, in front of the station ticket office 

Melling Line (MEL)

Monthly Calendars

December 2020 - January 2021

Buses replace trains MEL - 2020 December January


Detailed Timetables

Wednesday 23 - Thursday 31 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Melling. 

Friday 1 - Friday 8 January

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Melling.

Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 January

Buses replace some daytime services between Wellington and Melling.

Kāpiti Line (KPL)

Monthly Calendars

December 2020 - January 2021 Calendar

Buses replace trains KPL - 2020 December January


Detailed Timetables

22 November - 26 November 2020

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Waikanae on Sunday 22 November.

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Waikanae from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 November.

Kapiti Line detailed timetable available.PDF - 134 KB

29 November - 3 December 2020

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Waikanae Sunday 29 November - Thursday 3 December.

Kapiti Line detailed timetable 29/11 - 3/12.

Saturday 5 December - Thursday 10 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Waikanae Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 December.

Buses replace some evening services between Wellington and Waikanae Monday 7 - Thursday 10 December.

Saturday 12 December - Thursday 17 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Porirua Saturday 12 December. 

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Waikanae Sunday 13 December. 

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Waikanae Monday 14 - Thursday 17 December.  

Saturday 19 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Porirua.

Friday 25 December (Christmas Day)

Buses replace some evening services. 

Saturday 26 - Tuesday 29 December

Buses replace all services.

Wednesday 30 December - Sunday 10 January

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Porirua.

Station Location of bus stops
Wellington

Platform 10

Takapu Road

Southbound: At the top of the stairs of northbound platform on Boscobel Lane, opposite Park and Ride

Northbound: Opposite the top of the stairs of northbound platform on Boscobel Lane, near station Park and Ride, next to the telephone box

Redwood

Southbound: Tawa Street at the entrance of the southern Park and Ride, before the rail crossing

Northbound: Duncan Street next to access to station over bridge

Tawa

Southbound: Duncan Street opposite the over bridge access

Northbound: Duncan Street next to access to station over bridge

Linden

Southbound: Collins Avenue, across rail crossing towards Hinau St, opposite St Peter’s Church - 200m

Northbound: Collins Avenue, across rail crossing towards Main Road, outside Linden Motors - 200m

Keneperu

Southbound: Bus stop 3944 ‘Kenepuru Drive opposite Ambulance Drive’, across walkway between buildings from Northern Platform, on Kenepuru Drive opposite Ambulance Drive - 150m

Northbound: Bus stop 3932 ‘Kenepuru Drive at Ambulance Drive’, across walkway between buildings from Northern Platform, on Kenepuru Drive near Ambulance Drive - 150m

Porirua

Southbound/NorthboundEastern subway entrance to the station platform, at the shelter located within the station Park and Ride

Paremata

Southbound/Northbound: Bus stop 2600 ‘Paremata Station’, at the shelter located within the station Park and Ride near the Eastern subway entrance to the station platform

Mana

Southbound/NorthboundDolly Varden Crescent, north of the shelter on the southbound platform

Plimmerton

Southbound/Northbound: Northern subway entrance to the station platform, located within station car park, near Plimmerton Domain – 150m

Pukerua Bay

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

Northbound: Intercity bus stop near Pukerua Beach Rd - 750m

Paekakariki

Southbound/Northbound: Tilley Road, located at the bus shelter outside the Park and Ride, near northern station entrance

Paraparaumu 

Southbound: Bus stop 1001 ‘Paraparaumu Station – Stop B’, outside the station building on Main Road

Northbound: Near the entrance of the subway in Coastlands car park, located at the Intercity bus stop on Main Road

Waikanae Southbound: Bus stop 1501 ‘Waikanae Station – Main Road’, south end of platform near Park and Ride exit

Johnsonville Line (JVL)

Monthly Calendars

December 2020 - January 2021

Buses replacing trains JVL - 2020 December January


Detailed Timetables

Sunday 22 November - Thursday 26 November 2020

Buses replace all services Sunday 22 November.

Buses replace some daytime and evening services Monday 23 - Thursday 26 November.

Johnsonville Line detailed timetable.PDF - 743 KB

Buses replace some daytime services Thursday 26 November.

Johnsonville Line bus replacement posterPDF - 135 KB

Monday 30 November - Thursday 3 December 2020

Buses replace some evening services Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December.

Johnsonville Line detailed timetable 30/11 - 3/12

Saturday 5 - Thursday 10 December

Buses replace all services Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 December.

Buses replace some evening services Monday 7 - Thursday 10 December.

Saturday 12 - Sunday 20 December

Buses replace all services Saturday 12 - Sunday 13 December.

Buses replace some services Monday 14 - Thursday 17 December.

Buses replace some daytime services Sunday 20 December.

Saturday 26 December - Sunday 10 January

Buses replace all services Saturday 26 December - Sunday 10 January.

Station

Location of bus stops

Wellington

Platform 10
Crofton Downs Serviced by shuttle which departs from the station Park & Ride and connects with services at Ngaio - the southbound shuttle departs five minutes before the regular timetabled departure time
Ngaio

Southbound: Bus Stop 4449 ‘Ngaio Town Hall - Ottawa Road (opposite)’ on Ottawa Road opposite Library - 200m

Northbound: Bus Stop 5449 ‘Ottawa Road at Ngaio Town Hall’ on Ottawa Road in front of Town Hall and Library - 200m

Awarua Street

Southbound: Bus Stop 4450 ‘Ottawa Road (near 54)’ on Ottawa Road opposite Stella Hair Design - 250m - 250m

Northbound: Bus Stop 5450 ‘Ottawa Road (near 57)’ on Ottawa Road in front of Café Villa - 250m

Simla Crescent

Southbound: Khandallah Road, opposite the northbound bus shelter

Northbound: Khandallah Road, at the bus stop behind the station shelter

Box Hill

Southbound: Cockayne Road, beside the station, opposite the walkway to the station, south of the pedestrian crossing

Northbound: Cockayne Road, beside the station, at the top of the walkway, south of the pedestrian crossing

Khandallah

Southbound: Bus Stop 4459 ‘Khandallah - Box Hill at Station Road East’ on Box Hill, after the pedestrian crossing - 200m

Northbound: Bus Stop 5459 ‘Khandallah – Burma Road at Baroda Street’ on Burma Road, in front of Automat Café - 200m

Raroa

Southbound: On the corner of Haumia Street and Tuapapa Street, near where the pathway joins Haumia Street – 150m

Northbound: Near the Haumia Street station access, opposite the pathway that joins Haumia Street – 150m

Johnsonville Southbound: Gothic Street, behind the station building, within the station Park & Ride

Wairarapa Line (WRL)

Monthly Calendars

December 2020 - January 2021

Buses replace trains WRL - 2020 December January


Detailed Timetables

Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 December

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Petone Saturday 5 December. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Buses replace two daytime services between Wellington and Upper Hutt Sunday 6 December.

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 December

Buses replace the last service on Friday 11 December.

Buses replace all services Saturday 12 December.

Buses replace two daytime services Sunday 13 December.

Saturday 19 December

Buses replace some daytime services between Wellington and Featherston.

Saturday 26 - Thursday 31 December

Buses replace all services.

Friday 1 - Monday 4 January 

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

Tuesday 5 - Sunday 10 January 2021

Buses replace all services between Wellington and Petone. At Petone Station, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station.

Saturday 23 January - Monday 25 January 2021

Buses replace all services.

Tuesday 26 January - Thursday 28 January 2021

Buses replace some daytime services between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

 Station  Location of bus stop
Wellington  Platform 10
Petone

Southbound: Hutt Road, directly opposite station building, north of Jackson St

*Note: When buses replace trains between Wellington and Petone only, buses to Wellington will depart from Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station

Northbound: Bus stop 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station

Waterloo 

Southbound/Northbound: Bus stop by ticket office on southbound platform. Cambridge Tce side of station.

Upper Hutt  Southbound/Northbound: Upper Hutt Station - Bus Stop 8579 ‘Upper Hutt Station - Stop A’, in front of the station ticket office
Maymorn  Southbound/Northbound: On Main Road, 30m south of Te Marua Stores (corner of Plateau and Main Road) – 2.3km
Featherston  Southbound/Northbound: Station Park and Ride, in front of the ticket office 
Woodside 

Southbound: Bus Stop 1820 ‘Main Street at Humphries Road’, near Challenge Petrol Station at 234 Main Street – 5.2km

Northbound: Bus Stop 1920 ‘Main Street at Papawai Road’, near Challenge Petrol Station at 234 Main Street – 5.2km

Matarawa 

Southbound/Northbound: Train replacement stop is located at Carterton Station – 9.7km

Carterton  Southbound/Northbound: On Broadway, just outside the station Park and Ride
Solway 

Southbound/Northbound: Ngaumutawa Road just outside the station Park and Ride

Renall Street  Southbound/Northbound: Renall Street after the rail crossing, near Astrolite Motors 
Masterton  Southbound: Outside main entrance of station building

Why is my train replaced by bus?

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

Maintaining Our Railways (external link)

Future Rail (external link)

Example signage of bus replacement stops: 

 buses replace trains 2  BRT sign  BRT Pink Flag example