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Metlink To Boost Bus, Train Capacity For Hurricanes’ Quarterfinal Match

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 3:01 pm | Metlink

Larger buses and extra train services will be running on the Metlink network to get Hurricanes and Melbourne Rebels’ fans to and from their quarterfinal match at Sky Stadium, this Saturday 8 June. More >>

Park And Ride Project Initiated By Greater Wellington

Thursday, 22 February 2024, 8:07 pm | Metlink

A project on managing the use of Metlink Park and Ride facilities at train stations has been initiated by Greater Wellington’s Transport Committee. The purpose of the project is to develop a framework that encourages access to the rail network ... More >>

Metlink Unveils Interactive Public Transport Projects Map

Monday, 12 February 2024, 11:30 am | Metlink

An interactive map detailing upcoming, ongoing and completed projects improving public transport in the Wellington region has been launched today by Metlink. The map shows project locations and explains the work being undertaken, the agencies ... More >>

Urgent Inspections To Suspend Metlink Interpeak Rail Services

Friday, 19 January 2024, 2:58 pm | Metlink

The Hutt Valley, Melling and Wairarapa rail lines will close between the morning and evening peaks next week from Tuesday to Friday for urgent KiwiRail inspections. Between 9.30am and 2.30pm on 23, 24, 25 and 26 January, passenger services will be ... More >>

Metlink Reinstating Almost All Suspended Bus Services

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 2:00 pm | Metlink

113 suspended bus services are returning to Wellington’s public transport network over the next two months, as successful driver recruitment almost fully restores Metlink bus timetables. 59 weekday services will be reinstated from 18 December 2023, ... More >>

Bus Driver Appreciation Day: Meet Sandy

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 2:09 pm | Metlink

This Bus Driver Appreciation Day, Metlink is celebrating the drivers who pull out all the stops for its network. More >>

Consultation Open For Accessibility Improvements To Jackson Street Bus Stops

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 1:02 pm | Metlink

Metlink is encouraging passengers to have their say on planned upgrades for Petone’s Jackson Street bus stops, aimed at making journeys safer and more accessible. The project would be funded by Metlink’s $9m allocation of the government’s $350m ... More >>

Metlink Encourages Eligible Passengers To Apply For Fare Discounts

Friday, 25 August 2023, 9:17 am | Metlink

Metlink passengers aged under 25 will be able to apply for discounted public transport fares from tomorrow when Snapper’s digital registration portal opens to the public. Greater Wellington Transport Chair Thomas Nash says the completion of the portal ... More >>

Suspended Metlink Bus Services Being Reinstated

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 3:43 pm | Metlink

Two suspended services on Metlink’s number 21 bus route have been reinstated as plans take shape for the resumption of 65 other services temporarily removed from timetables last October. A total of 181 scheduled bus services were suspended in ... More >>

Metlink Support Rolls In For Rail Safety Week

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 3:12 pm | Metlink

Metlink has put its support behind Rail Safety Week. Lead by TrackSAFE and KiwiRail, the week aims to encourage safe behaviour and reduce the number of accidents and near misses at level crossings. Two ‘steely stares’ and shout of all clear, delivered ... More >>

Metlink On Demand Bus-hailing Service To Be Extended After Successful Trial

Thursday, 22 June 2023, 3:49 pm | Metlink

A public transport service for the ride-hailing era is expanding in reach. Metlink On Demand, the app-based, demand-driven bus service, will cover a larger area following a decision by Greater Wellington councillors on 22 June. Metlink On Demand finished ... More >>

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 Ticket Holders To Ride For Free With Metlink

Thursday, 4 May 2023, 1:37 pm | Metlink

Football fans in the capital can travel to and from Wellington Regional Stadium for free on Metlink public transport for matches in the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. Greater Wellington Transport Committee Chair Thomas Nash said the regional ... More >>

Hurricanes And Metlink Announce Ticketing Partnership

Thursday, 16 March 2023, 7:06 pm | Metlink

Rugby fans can travel to and from Hurricanes home games at Sky Stadium for free this season on Metlink trains and buses, thanks to a recently signed ticketing partnership. By showing a match ticket or Hurricanes membership card to train crew and bus drivers ... More >>

Metlink Supporting Passengers, Bus Drivers And Train Crew With Onboard Etiquette Campaign

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 12:43 pm | Metlink

A Metlink campaign aiming to create more pleasant journeys for customers and frontline staff by reminding passengers of onboard etiquette is being rolled out across its network. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/61bf309dcf0f238dacdc.jpeg" ... More >>

114 Wellington And Porirua City Bus Trips To Be Temporarily Suspended

Friday, 18 November 2022, 1:02 pm | Metlink

A further 114 trips on the Metlink bus network will be temporarily suspended from Sunday 20 November to provide greater certainty for customers during the national bus driver shortage. 80 trips are being taken off Wellington city routes with ... More >>

Metlink Advises Six60 Concert-goers To Seek Alternative Travel To And From Rescheduled Gig

Sunday, 30 October 2022, 2:12 pm | Metlink

Metlink has warned SIX60 concert-goers that there will be limited public transport available for the rescheduled gig today and advises ticket holders to seek alternative travel arrangements instead. Metlink had put in a range of extra services and extra ... More >>

Metlink Urges Caution Ahead Of Weather Event

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 2:25 pm | Metlink

Metlink is calling for all commuters to stay alert ahead of the extreme cold front that is expecting to reach Wellington tonight. At this stage most services are planned to run, however acting General Manager Tim Shackleton recommends passengers keep ... More >>

Face Masks No Longer Required On Metlink Services

Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 4:03 pm | Metlink

Face masks are no longer required onboard Metlink bus, rail, ferry and total mobility services following the Government’s decision to remove the traffic light system. The change is part of a new phase in New Zealand’s Covid 19 response which Prime ... More >>

Customers Can Step Up To Metlink Following Withdrawal Of NCS Wainuiomata Services

Friday, 9 September 2022, 5:21 pm | Metlink

Metlink is pleased to be able to provide excellent alternative connections from Wainuiomata to the capital, for customers who previously took the NCS commercial bus services from Wainuiomata to Wellington. The change should have little effect ... More >>

COVID And Seasonal Sickness Wave Hits Bus Drivers Hard Across The Region

Friday, 8 July 2022, 2:53 pm | Metlink

Metlink says two of the biggest bus operators in the region have been hit hard by a wave of COVID and seasonal sickness, with hundreds of drivers affected. Passengers across Metlink's Hutt and Wellington City services have felt the worse of it with ... More >>





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