Service Updates > Buses replace trains - Upcoming planned rail maintenance
Valid from: 30/03/2020 4:30am
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Track maintenance suspended from 30 March during COVID-19 lockdown. Wairarapa services are bus replaced from 26 March running on a special weekend timetable departing Masterton at 6.20am, 7.15am and 4.45pm and departing Wellington at 9.25am, 5.30pm and 6.55pm.
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.
* TBC - These are planned bus replacements but will be confirmed depending on the COVID19 situation.
26 March - 22 April 2020
Wairarapa Line - bus replacements between Wellington and Masterton:
- Buses will be replacing all train services on the Wairarapa Line between Wellington and Masterton from 26 March - 22 April.
- These services will be running to a special weekend timetable. (external link)
- Wairarapa Line detailed timetable. PNG - 269 KB
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:
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;