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Metlink Service Changes

posted 6 May 2018, 00:04 by Kenneth Dixon   [ updated 6 May 2018, 00:06 ]

In the coming months, we’re improving our public transport network, helping commuter, students, visitors, day-trippers – in fact everyone – to connect to what’s great in our region. We need a network that can carry more people to more places. As part of this improvement, from Sunday 17 June 2018 there will be changes to school and public bus services in the Hutt Valley. The changes in the Hutt Valley are:

New bus services
From Monday 18 June 2018, there will be a new weekday service for Riverstone Terraces. The new route 113 will have four bus trips into Upper Hutt in the morning and then four return bus trips in the afternoon and evening. Twelve new bus stops have been installed.

From 23 June 2018, these areas will have Saturday services:
  • Belmont (route 145) – 24 new Saturday trips
  • Korokoro (route 154) – 12 new Saturday tripsStokes Valley Heights (route 121) – 26 new Saturday trips
  • Trentham (route 114) – 23 new Saturday trips
  • Pinehaven (route 115) – 12 new Saturday trips.

Transfer between all Metlink buses at no extra cost with Snapper
You’ll be able to transfer at no extra cost between all Metlink buses (within 30 minutes of tagging off) anywhere in the Hutt Valley. You’ll have to use Snapper to pay, not cash.
From Sunday 15 July 2018, your Snapper card will allow you to transfer at no extra cost on all Metlink buses in the Wellington region.

Minor changes to bus timetables
We’re making minor changes to bus timetables in the Hutt Valley so there are more reliable connections with the new train timetable to be introduced from Sunday 15 July 2018.
There will also be a minor change to bus N8 after-midnight departure times from Lower Hutt to Courtenay Place. When our bus timetables change on Sunday 17 June, the connections between bus and rail services will not be perfect until new rail timetables come into effect. Please bear with us during these changes and check your new bus timetable carefully.

Changes to school buses
We are working with schools to keep them up to date on changes to Metlink school bus routes, timetables, tickets and passes in Terms 2 and 3. More information will soon be available at

Metlink lime and yellow buses are on their way
We won’t be getting all our new buses at once, so please bear with us. If you’re catching a bus, please check the number and destination – rather than the colour of the bus.

More changes coming
From Sunday 15 July 2018, there will be further changes to public transport in the region. These include fares, more frequent off-peak trains on the Hutt Valley and Kapiti lines, and further region-wide improvements to bus routes and timetables, including a new bus network for Wellington city.   Detailed information on these changes will be provided in advance.

Find out more
More information on the changes will soon be on
You can also sign up for updates about the changes to Metlink services.