Valid from: 30/10/2018 12:00am

We’re introducing timetable improvements and adding more services to some routes.

From 11 November we're making timetable adjustments to a number of Wellington city bus routes which you may need to be aware of. These changes should improve bus journeys for many of you, delivering improved reliability, better connections between services and more services earlier in the morning and later in the evenings.

Please make sure you check your journey before you travel so you’re at your bus stop on time.

You can check your trip ahead of time via the Journey Planner (external link)  or you can also check timetables remembering to select from 11 November onwards.

Stay up to date with real-time updates by subscribing to MyMetlink, downloading the Metlink Commuter App or calling 0800 801 700.

For more information on the 11 November changes, click on your route below. We're also planning more changes to other routes in February 2019 and will keep you updated.

Route 1  Route 7 Route 17 Route 17e Route 19 Route 19e Route 23
Route 23e Route 24 Route 29 Route 29e Route 30x Route 32x School bus routes 624, 654 and 774

Updated timetables are now available on the website - make sure you select a date from 11 November (Sunday) in the drop down menu or 12 November (Monday) for peak and school services

Changes to timetables

Route 1

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. This should make the timing of your buses more reliable and reduce the number of services that "bunch" together
  • Additional early morning weekday services from Johnsonville West and Grenada Village to get you into the city before 7.00am
  • Additional evening buses on weekday and Saturday evenings from the city to Churton Park until midnight
  • More evening buses weekday and Saturday evenings for all branches of Route 1
  • There will be some changes to departure times at the Johnsonville hub to smooth the flow of Route 1 buses
  • The 7:20am weekday service from Johnsonville West will continue through to Island Bay rather than finishing at Courtenay Place. This will increase peak capacity for the Basin Reserve and Newtown
  • Saturday evening timetables will change to the same arrival/departure as weekday evening services. The Saturday evening times have been standardised to follow the weekday evening timetable for consistency

Route 1 timetable from 11 November (external link)


Route 7

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable
  • Additional weekday and Saturday services evening service will mean you can travel from the city until midnight
  • Additional evening buses weekdays and Saturday will provide more regular buses every 15 minutes until 8:00pm from the city. These currently run every 30 minutes from 7:00pm weekdays and 6:00pm Saturdays

Route 7 timetable from 11 November (external link)

Route 17

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops and to ensure good connections with Route 7 services. Please check the timetable
  • The 8:40am service from Kowhai Park will depart a few minutes earlier to ensure children get to Brooklyn School on time
  • Route 29 changes will mean that at most times of the day there will only be one bus waiting at the Brooklyn Hub

Route 17 timetable from 11 November (external link)

Route 17e

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable
  • At customer request, the 8:25am service from Kowhai Park will stop at the Brooklyn Hub to provide better access to Brooklyn School

Route 17e timetable from 12 November (external link)


Route 19

In response to customer feedback, we are adding additional evening services. The last Route 19 service will leave from Johnsonville around 10:30pm Monday to Saturday and 9:30pm on Sunday. Currently, the last service departs 7.00pm, Monday-Saturday, and 6.30pm on Sunday.

Route 19 timetable from 11 November (external link)

Route 19e

The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable.

Route 19e timetable from 12 November (external link)


Route 23

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. It has also been changed to ensure better connections with Routes 1 and 7. Please check the timetable
  • The last Saturday night connection with Route 7 to Vogeltown will now be 11:28pm. This currently runs at 10:25pm

Route 23 timetable from 11 November (external link)

Route 23e

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops
  • A bigger bus will be operated on the 3:10pm service from the city to provide more capacity for basin school

Route 23e timetable from 12 November  (external link)


Route 24

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable
  • We are adding an additional service from Johnsonville at 3:18pm. This will also service Onslow College. This replaces the current 624 school bus service which has low usage

Route 24 timetable from 11 November (external link)


Route 29

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable
  • There have been some timetable changes to ensure good connections with Routes 1 and 7
  • The 3:28pm school day service from the Basin Reserve will skip Hutchison Terminus and run direct to Wellington Hospital to improve travel times and reliability

Route 29 timetable from 11 November (external link)

Route 29e

  • The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable
  • We are adding three additional 29e trips to provide better access to and from the city during peak hours:
    • From Southgate: 6.45am service to the city
    • From Owhiro Bay: 8.16am service to the city
    • To Southgate: 5.53pm service from Wellington station

Route 29e timetable from 12 November (external link)


Route 30x

Minor adjustment to the timetable at Strathmore Park Shops to better reflect the actual arrival time of buses from Scorching Bay to the city. The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between Seatoun and Strathmore Park Shops for morning services from Scorching Bay.

Route 30x timetable from 12 November (external link)

Route 32x

The timetable is being adjusted to better reflect the time taken between stops. Please check the timetable.

Route 32x timetable from 12 November (external link)

 


School bus routes 624, 654 and 774

  • Route 624 temporary school service will be replaced by a regular route 24 service from Johnsonville to the city departing at the same time (3:18pm) meaning more customers can benefit from this service

Route 24 timetable from 12 November (external link)

  • Route 654 services will depart 5 minutes later to allow extra timing for St Marks students to get on the bus at Basin Reserve

Route 654 timetable from 12 November (external link)

  • Route 774 will depart 10 minutes earlier in the morning to ensure the students arrive in time for the school bells

Route 774 timetable from 12 November (external link)

 

 

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