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 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 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: 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 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 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 Silverstream Cruise and Holiday Centre - 150m (external link)

Southbound: Gard St bus stop across the street, past Silverstream Holiday and Cruise Centre - 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: 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: 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: 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)