Valid from: 06/07/2020 4:30am

COVID-19 Alert level 1 impact on buses replacing trains

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You can visit the Future Rail Improving your rail network (external link)  and Maintaining our Railways page  (external link) for more information about the work that is carried out during bus replacements. See below for service information on when buses will be replacing trains.

Upcoming planned Rail Maintenance (06 July 2020 - 09 August 2020) PDF - 82 KB

10 July - 12 July 2020

Wairarapa Line - bus replacements between Wellington and Masterton: (external link)

  • Buses will be replacing the last train service on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on Friday 10 July.
  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on Saturday 11 July.
  • Buses will be replacing some daytime train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on Sunday 12 July.
  • Wairarapa Line detailed timetable available. PDF - 129 KB

11 July - 15 July 2020

Hutt Valley Line - bus replacements between Wellington and Upper Hutt: (external link)

19 July

Wairarapa Line - bus replacements between Wellington and Masterton:

  • Buses will be replacing three daytime train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on 19 July.
  • Wairarapa Line detailed timetable available soon.

19 July - 22 July

Hutt Valley line - bus replacements between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt on 19 July.
  • Buses will be replacing some evening train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from 20 July - 22 July.
  • Hutt Valley Line detailed timetable available soon.

26 July

Johnsonville line - bus replacement services between Wellington and Johnsonville.

  • Buses will be replacing some evening train services on the Johnsonville line between Wellington and Johnsonville on 26 July.
  • Johnsonville line detailed timetable available soon.

Wairarapa line - bus replacement services between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

  • Buses will be replacing some day time services on the Wairarapa line between Wellington and Upper Hutt on 26 July.
  • Wairarapa line detailed timetable available soon.

26 July - 29 July

Hutt Valley line - bus replacements between Wellington and Upper Hutt.

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt on 26 July.
  • Buses will be replacing some evening train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from 26 July - 29 July.
  • Hutt Valley line detailed timetable available soon.

31 July - 2 August

Wairarapa line - bus replacements between Wellington and Masterton.

  • Buses will be replacing the last train service on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on 31 July.
  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on 1 August.
  • Buses will be replacing some daytime train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton on 2 August.
  • Wairarapa Line detailed timetable available soon.

31 July - 5 August

Hutt Valley line - bus replacements between Wellington and Upper Hutt and between Wellington and Petone.

  • Buses will be replacing all train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Hutt from 31 July - 2 August.
  • Buses will be replacing some evening train services on the Hutt Valley Line between Wellington and Upper Huttfrom 3 August - 5 August.
  • Hutt Valley Line 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.

If capacity allows, bikes may be carried on a cycle rack if the bus is fitted with one, otherwise only folding cycles may be carried. 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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