Off to the races with Metlink – Saturday 16 January.
Heading along to the Trentham races?
Metlink will be putting on special direct bus services to and from Trentham Racecourse over the next few weeks so punters won’t miss starting orders and get saddled with delays while essential track and station upgrades are underway on the Hutt line.
We’ll be adding direct buses to our stable of services this summer for race days on 16 and 23 January.
The direct buses will run from Platform 9, Wellington Station to Trentham Station bus stops on Ararino Road departing at 10.05am, 10.35am and 11.05am. PA departure announcements at Wellington Station will help inform you of these special services on the day.
Three return direct buses will depart Trentham Station bus stops on Ararino Road at 5.15pm each race day bringing people back to Wellington Station. Again, these are in addition to the standard bus replacement services and train services running on 16 and 23 January.
16 January- Glory Day
As well as the special services Metlink is putting on, the usual train service will be running from Wellington to Taita only, buses will then replace trains between Taita and Upper Hutt. Please check the timetable allow extra time for travel if using this option.
23 January- Family Day
As well as the special services Metlink is putting on. The usual train service will be bus replaced for all stops from Wellington Upper Hutt. Please check the timetable and allow extra time for travel if using this option.
What does this mean for ticketing?
Standard train fares will still apply so please have your ticket ready for inspection.
Know before you go and stay up to date with the Metlink app and Facebook page.(external link)