Wellington and Porirua buses to use Saturday timetables in January
Most Metlink buses in Wellington city and Porirua will use their Saturday timetables on weekdays from 4 to 27 January.
Routes 13, 28, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 12e, 30x, 31x, 52, 56, 57, 58, 60 and 60e will operate their normal weekday schedules during this period, while After Midnight services will also operate as normal on Saturday and Sunday mornings
Services on routes 81 and 84 between Eastbourne and Wellington are suspended until 29 January.
Routes 26, 39 and 32x are also suspended until 29 January.
To connect Houghton Bay and Island Bay, a shuttle will run every 10 minutes between 6:55am and 9:05am, and 4:12pm and 7:12pm, connecting to the Route 1.
The Hospital Express service will run weekday morning services only. No afternoon services.
Metlink has reduced bus timetables in this way to give customers certainty. Because of the national bus driver shortage, and at a time when many of us, including drivers are taking leave, the reduced schedules will help operators meet demand and minimise unplanned cancellations.
All Metlink buses will run to a Sunday public holiday timetable on 23 January when Wellington Anniversary Day is observed.
Before travelling, customers are advised to check timetables on the Metlink app or website or contact the Metlink call centre on 0800 801 700.