Valid from: 02/12/2019 4:30am

For more information about the maintenance that occurs on the network during bus replacements visit our Maintaining our Railways page. See below for service information on when buses will be replacing trains.

BOL Calendar 02 Dec3

Upcoming planned Rail Maintenance (02 December 2019 -  05 January 2020) PDF - 109 KB

Monday 9 December - Wednesday 11 December

Hutt Valley Line (external link)

Saturday 14 December - Sunday 15 December

Johnsonville Line

  • Buses will be replacing some day time train services on the Johnsonville Line between Wellington and Johnsonville from Saturday 14 December - Sunday 15 December.
  • Detailed timetable available PDF - 163 KB.

Sunday 15 December

Wairarapa Line

Sunday 15 December - Sunday 18 December

Hutt Valley Line

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt on Sunday 15 December.
  • Buses will be replacing some evening train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from Monday 16 December - Wednesday 18 December.
  • Detailed timetable available PDF - 130 KB.

 Thursday 26 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020

Wairarapa Line

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from Thursday 26 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020.
  • Detailed timetable available soon.

Hutt Valley Line

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from Thursday 26 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020.
  • Detailed timetable available soon.

Johnsonville Line

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Johnsonville Line between Wellington and Johnsonville from Thursday 26 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020.
  • Detailed timetable available soon.

Kapiti Line

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Kapiti Line between Wellington and Porirua from Thursday 26 December 2019 - Sunday 5 January 2020.
  • Detailed timetable available soon.

Check here for bus pick-up locations

Please allow extra time for travel when bus replacement is offered. 

Bus replacements are not tracked via real time information when they replace trains.

Cycles other than folding cycles, will not be carried on the buses replacing trains.  For more information see: 

Using a Cycle on Public Transport

All folded prams can be carried on board the bus replacement services when stored in the luggage areas, non-foldable prams may not be able to be carried on all bus replacements, please talk to on-board staff when boarding.

If you have additional mobility needs please talk to the on board staff or contact Metlink to plan your trip.

For more information call Metlink on 0800 801 700 or use the; 

Journey Planner

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