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

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

Redwood

Northbound: Duncan Street next to access to station over bridge (external link)

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

Tawa

Northbound: Duncan Street next to access to station over bridge (external link)

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

Linden

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

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

Keneperu

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

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

Porirua

Northbound/Southbound: Eastern subway entrance to the station platform, at the shelter located within the station Park and Ride (external link)

Paremata

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

Mana

Northbound/Southbound: Dolly Varden Crescent, north of the shelter on the southbound platform (external link)

Plimmerton

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

Pukerua Bay

Northbound: Intercity bus stop near Pukerua Beach Rd - 750m (external link)

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

Paekakariki

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

Paraparaumu 

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

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

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

Johnsonville Line (JVL)

Station

Location of bus stops

Wellington

Platform 9
Crofton Downs Serviced by shuttle which departs from the station Park & Ride and connects with services at Ngaio (external link)  - the southbound shuttle departs five minutes before the regular timetabled departure time
Ngaio

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

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

Awarua Street

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

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

Simla Crescent

Northbound: Khandallah Road, at the bus stop behind the station shelter (external link)

Southbound: Khandallah Road, opposite the northbound bus shelter (external link)

Box Hill

Northbound: Cockayne Road, beside the station, at the top of the walkway, south of the pedestrian crossing (external link)

Southbound: Cockayne Road, beside the station, opposite the walkway to the station, south of the pedestrian crossing (external link)

Khandallah

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

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

Raroa

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

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

Johnsonville Southbound: Gothic Street, behind the station building, within the station Park & Ride (external link)

Hutt Valley Line (HVL)

 Station  Location of bus stop
Wellington Platform 9
Ngauranga

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

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

Petone

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

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

Ava

Northbound: Wakefield St, 50m west of Cuba St over bridge opposite train tracks (external link)

Southbound: Wakefield St, west side of Cuba St over bridge (external link)

Woburn

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

Southbound: Cambridge Tce opposite the station Park and Ride, north of pedestrian crossing (external link)

Waterloo

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

Epuni 

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

Southbound: Cambridge Tce opposite the station, south of Hampton Court (external link)

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

Northbound: Wingate Cres, at the northern station over bridge exit (external link)

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

Taita 

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

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

Pomare 

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

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

Manor Park

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

Silverstream

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

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

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

Heretaunga

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

Southbound: Somme Rd, south of the pedestrian crossing, across the road from the station (external link)

Trentham

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

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

Wallaceville

Northbound: Opposite the entrance to the Wallaceville Station Park & Ride on Maclean St (external link)

Southbound: Outside the Upper Hutt Squash Club next to the Wallaceville Station Park & Ride (external link)

Read more about the Wallaceville bus replacing trains stops

Upper Hutt Northbound/Southbound: Bus Stop 5018 ‘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 stop 3263 ‘Hutt Road at Centennial Highway’ shelter on Hutt Rd, after the intersection - 150m (external link)

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

Petone

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

Southbound: Hutt Road, directly opposite station building, north of Jackson St (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 9001 ‘Petone Station - Stop A’, Hutt Rd, on the east side of the station (external link)

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

Waterloo 

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

Upper Hutt  Northbound/Southbound: Upper Hutt Station - Bus Stop 5018 ‘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: Corner of Dalefield Rd & High Street South – 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)