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Valid from: 07/03/2018 9:00am
On our way to a new bus network for Greater Wellington
The coming months will see a major upgrade of Greater Wellington’s public transport network, the first major changes to our public transport services and infrastructure in 20 years.
We'll be improving things to help commuters, students, visitors, day-trippers, in fact everyone, to connect to what’s great in our region.
We’re a social lot. We like to get together with friends, whether it’s over an internationally envied coffee, a walk on the beach or a race to a single track in one of our amazing mountain bike parks.
A key part of creating connections is having an amazing public transport system. Right now we make 38 million journeys a year on Metlink buses, trains and ferries, but we estimate that in just six years the number will rise to around 42 million.
As one of the biggest users of public transport in Australasia, we need a public network that can carry more people to more places, every day of the week.
You’ll start to notice some changes shortly, such as Snapper cards being rolled out across the whole region for easy payment on all buses, new timetables and routes in the city, and fares becoming simpler and fairer.
Keep an eye out for our shiny new low-emission buses, including the impressive 100% electric double-deckers for Wellington city. Being better connected is all about more buses, going more often to more places, giving you more choice when travelling.