On Sunday 17 June 2018, we made some changes to public and school bus services, including routes and timetables in the Hutt Valley. We introduced new Metlink buses and bus transfers at no extra cost when using Snapper.
Transfer between all Metlink buses at no extra cost with Snapper
We know that you’ve been using Snapper since 2008 and can already transfer at no extra cost between some services in the Hutt Valley.
Well, you can now transfer at no extra cost between all Metlink buses (within 30 minutes of tagging off, the final fare you pay will be based on the number of zones you travel on your entire journey, even if you have to catch more than one bus) anywhere in the Hutt Valley*. You’ll have to use Snapper to pay, not cash.
From Sunday 15 July 2018, your Snapper card allows you to transfer at no extra cost on all Metlink buses in the Wellington region.
* This new type of transfer using a Snapper card is available only on Metlink services and excludes Metlink after-midnight services.
There are no other changes to the way you use Snapper and if you’ve already got a Snapper card, you’re sorted. Read more about Snapper for all Metlink buses.
Commercial bus services not operated by Metlink
The following Hutt Valley bus services are not provided by Metlink and you cannot use Metlink fares or transfer to and from these services for free:
|Service Number||Service Name|
|90||Stokes Valley Commuter|
|92||Te Marua Commuter|
Attention all cyclists
We are introducing bike racks on our new Metlink bus fleet and by 2019 all Metlink buses will carry bike racks. Metlink is giving the thumbs up to people choosing this sustainable option. Please note each bus is only able to safely store two bikes per bus, so it’s on a first come, first serve basis. For more information check out our bike racks on buses.
Important note: all Tranzit buses on Tranzit routes will be equipped with bike racks, however NZ Bus services will not have bike racks until at least 2019. Hutt Valley bus services that are not run by Metlink (eg Airport Flyer) will not be equipped with bike racks.
Please use the table below to check if your Hutt Valley bus service is equipped with a bike rack.
From Sunday 17 June 2018 bus bike racks can be used on the following routes:
|110||Emerald Hill - Upper Hutt - Lower Hutt - Petone||Petone - Lower Hutt - Upper Hutt - Emerald Hill|
|111||Upper Hutt - Totara Park - Upper Hutt||Upper Hutt - Totara Park - Upper Hutt|
|112||Te Marua - Timberlea - Maoribank - Upper Hutt||Upper Hutt - Maoribank - Timberlea - Te Marua|
|113||Riverstone Terraces - Upper Hutt||Upper Hutt - Riverstone Terraces|
|114||Trentham - Elderslea - Upper Hutt||Upper Hutt - Elderslea - Trentham|
|115||Upper Hutt - Pinehaven - Upper Hutt||Upper Hutt - Pinehaven - Upper Hutt|
|N22||After Midnight (Wellington - Naenae - Stokes Valley - Upper Hutt)||After Midnight (Wellington - Naenae - Stokes Valley - Upper Hutt)|
|120||Stokes Valley - Taita - Epuni - Lower Hutt||Lower Hutt - Epuni - Taita - Stokes Valley|
|121||Stokes Valley Heights - Naenae - Lower Hutt - Seaview||Seaview - Lower Hutt - Naenae - Stokes Valley Heights|
|130||Naenae - Waterloo - Lower Hutt - Petone||Petone - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Naenae|
|145||Belmont - Melling - Lower Hutt||Lower Hutt - Melling - Belmont|
|150||Kelson - Lower Hutt - Maungaraki - Petone||Petone - Maungaraki - Lower Hutt - Kelson|
|154||Petone - Korokoro - Petone||Petone - Korokoro - Petone|
|160||Wainuiomata North - Waterloo - Lower Hutt||Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata North|
|170||Lower Hutt - Wainuiomata South - Lower Hutt||Lower Hutt - Wainuiomata South - Lower Hutt|
|N66||After Midnight (Wellington - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata)||After Midnight (Wellington - Lower Hutt - Waterloo - Wainuiomata)|
They are not fitted and cannot be used on the following routes:
|81||Eastbourne - Petone - Wellington||Wellington - Petone - Eastbourne|
|83||Eastbourne - Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington||Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne|
|84||Gracefield - Petone - Wellington||Wellington - Petone - Gracefield|
|85x||Eastbourne - Wellington (Express)||Wellington - Eastbourne (Express)|
|N8||After Midnight (Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington)||After Midnight (Lower Hutt - Petone - Wellington)|
|N88||After Midnight (Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne)||After Midnight (Wellington - Petone - Lower Hutt - Eastbourne)|
Changes to Metlink bus services in the Hutt Valley
More buses to help you get around more easily
From 23 June 2018 these areas have Saturday services:
|Route number & name||Services|
|Route 114 Trentham||23 new Saturday trips|
|Route 115 Pinehaven||12 new Saturday trips|
|Route 121 Stokes Valley Heights||26 new Saturday trips|
|Route 145 Belmont||24 new Saturday trips|
|Route 154 Korokoro||12 new Saturday trips|
New bus service for Riverstone Terraces
From Monday 18 June 2018, there is a new weekday service for Riverstone Terraces:
- The new Riverstone Terraces route 113 has four bus trips into Upper Hutt in the morning and then four return bus trips in the afternoon and evening. The 113 replaces the current 114 "hail and ride" school-time only bus service for this area. Twelve new bus stops have been installed
- Use Route 113 to get to Heretaunga College, with stops nearby on Fergusson Drive
Minor changes to bus timetables
We have made some minor changes to bus timetables in the Hutt Valley so there are more reliable connections with the new train timetable introduced from Sunday 15 July 2018.
There was also a minor change to bus N8 after-midnight departure times from Lower Hutt to Courtenay Place.