Christmas and New Year 2021

A special time needs a special timetable!

In town over Christmas? So are we!

We’ll be running special timetables on buses, trains and the harbour ferry from Saturday 25 December 2021 to Sunday 9 January 2022, so please double-check before you travel. Your normal weekday services will resume on Monday 10 January.

Journey Planner(external link)

Special timetable [PDF, 660 KB]

When everyone’s on holiday we can really go to work.

The Christmas/New Year period is pretty quiet for customers travelling on the Metlink network. That makes it the perfect time to get work done on the train tracks.

You’ll still be able to get around though. Bus replacements will be available whenever the lines are being worked on.

Buses replacing trains

Special timetable for trains [PDF, 191 KB]

Ticket offices holiday open hours

Wellington ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Wellington information kiosk [PDF, 70 KB]

Petone ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Waterloo ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Upper Hutt ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Porirua ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Paraparaumu ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Waikanae ticket office [PDF, 52 KB]

Featherston ticket office [PDF, 54 KB]

Carterton ticket office [PDF, 54 KB]

Masterton ticket office [PDF, 54 KB]


Below are some key pieces of work the team plan to get done this holiday season.

As always, the teams will be working on many different projects to help maintain our rail network. To find out more about the work taking place on your network, email

A reminder, Metlink will still get you to where you need to be! Call our friendly team on 0800 801 700 if you have any further questions about Metlink services during this time.

Metlink Contact Centre holiday open hours [PDF, 69 KB]

Happy holidays from the team at Metlink!

Last published: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 11:19 AM