Valid from: 11/07/2019 12:00am

From 21 July there will be some minor adjustments to Sunday services on the Wairarapa Line.

On the 9 October 2018, Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) would be investing $193 million in funding to improve the infrastructure and capacity on the region’s rail-lines. The funding includes $96 million in track renewals, largely on the Wairarapa Line. A further $97 million will be spent improving the infrastructure and capacity on the Hutt and Kapiti lines, which will allow more trains to be run more frequently, including $42 million to double track the lines between Upper Hutt and Trentham.

KiwiRail are aiming to have the project finished by 2021. This means regular bus replacements will continue on the Wairarapa Line and Wellington rail network until 2021.

Changes to Services

Two morning services have rescheduled to allow KiwiRail more time to work on the tracks.

  • 7:45am from Masterton to Wellington will now depart Masterton at 7:15am.
  • 9:55am from Wellington to Masterton will now depart Wellington at 9:25am.

Two services will also be replaced by bus whilst this work is undertaken.

  • 9:25am from Wellington to Masterton
  • 4:45pm from Masterton to Wellington

Route 200 bus customers, please note that some times have been changed to ensure customers can still connect to the train/bus replacement services at Featherston.

Timetable for routes 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 206, and WRL PDF - 587 KB

Buses Replacing Trains

Due to the nature of the work taking place, services that are being replaced by bus may occasionally change.  

For up to date information please call 0800 801 700.

Services Affected: