Valid from: 16/09/2019 12:00am

From 13 October we will be introducing timetable and route changes affecting some public and school bus routes in the Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt. These changes have been made to provide additional capacity, coverage and timings to address operational issues on some Tranzurban operated services. These changes also include the addition of new stops at school locations, and help to address some specific issues that have been raised by customers and residents.

Before you travel be sure to check whether your timetable has changed.

For a summary on what the 13 October changes mean for you click on your bus route or school below. Check your trip ahead of time via the Journey Planner or your timetable, remembering to select from 13 October onwards.

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Route 7 Route 23 Route 24 Route 27 Route 115
Aotea College Fergusson Intermediate Maidstone Intermediate Marsden School
Newlands College Newlands Intermediate Onslow College Queen Margaret's College
Silverstream School St Brendan's School St Mark's School St Mary's College
Trentham School Upper Hutt College Wellington College Wellington East Girls' College
Wellington Girls' College Wellington High School    

Changes to Public Bus Services

Route Changes
7 - Kingston - Brooklyn - Wellington Change to Kingston terminus bus stops in response to customer and community feedback
23 - Houghton Bay - Newtown - Vogeltown - Kingston Change to Kingston terminus bus stop in response to customer and community feedback
24 - Johnsonville - Broadmeadows - Wellington - Miramar Heights 7.40am service departing from Miramar has been extended from Wellington Station through to Johnsonville to improve access to Onslow College
27 - Vogeltown - Wellington Change to Kingston terminus bus stop in response to customer and community feedback
115 - Upper Hutt - Pinehaven - Upper Hutt The 6.30am and 6.50am trips that commence from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing five minutes earlier

Changes to School Bus Services

Route Changes
Aotea College
220 - Titahi Bay - Porirua - Ascot Park 7.50am service from Titahi Bay to Aotea College will use the new Aotea College school bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue
236 - Whitby (Navigation Drive) - Paremata - Papakowhai - Porirua 8.08am service from Whitby that diverts via Aotea College and will use the new Aotea College school bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue
429 - Aotea College - Ascot Park Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
440 - Cannons Creek - Aotea College Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
441 - Whitby (Navigation Drive) - Aotea College Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
442 - Aotea College - Whitby (The Crowsnest) Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
444 - Plimmerton - Camborne - Paremata - Aotea College Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
445 - Aotea College - Ascot Park - Cannons Creek - Porirua Aotea College has new bus stops on Frances Brown Avenue, this route has been adjusted to include these stops
Fergusson Intermediate 
915 - Pinehaven - Silverstream, Ferguson Intermediate & Maidstone Intermediate Schools The 8.09am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street, stop departing two minutes earlier
Maidstone Intermediate 
915 - Pinehaven - Silverstream, Ferguson Intermediate & Maidstone Intermediate Schools The 8.09am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
Marsden School
677 - Island Bay - Kingston - Kelburn - Marsden School From 14 October the morning bus will now depart from Island Bay 15 minutes earlier at 7.35am, and will now travel via John Street
Newlands College and Newlands Intermediate
626 - Churton Park North - Grenada Village - Newlands College & Intermediate School Route number change, look out for new route 634
This route extends coverage to include Furlong Crescent
628 - Churton Park North - Grenada Village - Newlands College & Intermediate School Route number change, look out for new route 635 
This route now includes new housing area around Melksham Drive
633 - Newlands College & Intermediate School - Johnsonville - Churton Park North A new morning service has been added to increase capacity between Churton Park and Newlands schools
Onslow College
24 - Johnsonville - Broadmeadows - Wellington - Miramar Heights The 7.40am service from Miramar has been extended to Johnsonville to provide a new travel option for students to ensure they get to the bell on time
647 - Churton Park South - Johnsonville - Onslow College The bus size is changing - a smaller bus will now operate on this route to match the lower customer usage on this service
683 - Karori - Wilton - Crofton Downs - Ngaio - Onslow College Route 683 and 685 have been combined into a single service to match capacity with demand. Route 683 will now be covered by an extended route 685
685 - Karori - Wilton - Crofton Downs - Cardinal McKeefry, Otari Schools & Onslow College Route 683 and 685 have been combined into a single service, and the 685 bus will now commence at 7.40am from Birdwood Street to cover streets formally served by route 683, before following the regular route along Karori Road
Queen Margaret's College 
625 - Thorndon Colleges - Brooklyn - Kowhai Park To avoid congestion this bus will no longer travel via Brooklyn Hub, and customers will need to disembark at the stop on Ohiro Road
Silverstream School
915 - Pinehaven - Silverstream, Ferguson Intermediate & Maidstone Intermediate Schools The 8.09am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
916 - Pinehaven - Silverstream School & Upper Hutt College The 7.55am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
St Brendan's School 
916 - Pinehaven - Silverstream School & Upper Hutt College The 7.55am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
St Mark's School
727 - Island Bay - Berhampore - Newtown - Basin Schools Route 727 is changing to route 731. Look out for the new bus number 731 on the morning service, this will now match the afternoon service to include Owhiro Bay
734 - Brooklyn - Kingston - Vogeltown - Basin Schools This bus will now start from Ohiro Road at Bretby Crescent, before Brooklyn Hub, to provide more coverage for customers
St Mary's College
625 - Thorndon Colleges - Brooklyn - Kowhai Park To avoid congestion this bus will no longer travel via Brooklyn Hub, and customers will need to disembark at the stop on Ohiro Road
Trentham School
915 - Pinehaven - Silverstream, Ferguson Intermediate & Maidstone Intermediate Schools The 8.09am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
Upper Hutt College
916 - Pinehaven - Silverstream School & Upper Hutt College The 7.55am departing from Blue Mountains Road will now start from Silverstream Station - Gard Street stop, departing two minutes earlier
Wellington College
727 - Island Bay - Berhampore - Newtown - Basin Schools Route 727 is changing to route 731. Look out for the new bus number 731 on the morning service, this will now match the afternoon service to include Owhiro Bay
734 - Brooklyn - Kingston - Vogeltown - Basin Schools This bus will now start from Ohiro Road at Bretby Crescent, before Brooklyn Hub, to provide more coverage for customers
Wellington East Girls' College
727 - Island Bay - Berhampore - Newtown - Basin Schools Route 727 is changing to route 731. Look out for the new bus number 731 on the morning service, this will now match the afternoon service to include Owhiro Bay
734 - Brooklyn - Kingston - Vogeltown - Basin Schools This bus will now start from Ohiro Road at Bretby Crescent, before Brooklyn Hub, to provide more coverage for customers
Wellington Girls' College
625 - Thorndon Colleges - Brooklyn - Kowhai Park To avoid congestion this bus will no longer travel via Brooklyn Hub, and customers will need to disembark at the stop on Ohiro Road
Wellington High School
734 - Brooklyn - Kingston - Vogeltown - Basin Schools This bus will now start from Ohiro Road at Bretby Crescent, before Brooklyn Hub, to provide more coverage for customers

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