Transport

Update – Serious Crash, SH 1, Te Horo

Update – Serious Crash, SH 1, Te Horo

Police can confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on SH 1…

October 5, 2021
Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres

Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres

Metlink will be offering free travel on buses and trains to anyone getting their COVID-19…

September 19, 2021
Crash at Rimu Rd Roundabout

Crash at Rimu Rd Roundabout

Police and medical services were quickly on the scene this afternoon when a collision between…

August 9, 2021

Metlink at alert level 1

June 29, 2021

Following the Government’s Alert Level 1 announcement, Metlink has confirmed that face coverings are still mandatory on all bus, train and ferry services from 11:59pm on Tuesday 29 June. “The Government has made it clear that people should wear face coverings on public transport and we encourage our staff and passengers to follow this advice on our buses, trains and ferries. These measures will help keep passengers…

Metlink celebrates more women working in rail

June 7, 2021

Metlink’s rail operator Transdev Wellington is seeing a growing diversity within the team, with women staff numbers soaring higher than the Australasian average in the rail industry. Only ten years ago, the stats for women working in the rail industry were dire, but things are changing in our region. According to Transdev Wellington’s internal annual survey, the spread of staff shifted from 69% men and 31% women…

Green Light for Ōtaki to Levin expressway

June 3, 2021

At Thursday’s Electra Business Breakfast Deputy PM Grant Roberston announced confirmation of funding for the Ōtaki to north of Levin expressway (O2NL). The new 24-kilometre four lane highway will run from Ōtaki to north of Levin, built to the east of the existing State Highway 1 (SH1). The project includes a separated shared path for walking and cycling running the entire length of the new highway, helping…

Metlink – Think Before You Type

May 20, 2021

An abusive message punched into a keyboard can have just as much impact as a punch to the gut, is the gist of a new video featuring real staff from Metlink and local government organisations encouraging people to think before they type in a bid to end online abuse. (see video link below) Spearheaded by Hamilton City Council, the video features staff from councils and public transport…

Bus customers encouraged to check before they travel during Tramways Union meeting

May 13, 2021

Some Wellington bus customers will face disruptions to their travel on Thursday 20 May between 9:00am and 3pm as NZ Bus drivers attend a Tramways Union meeting. Metlink general manager, Scott Gallacher says, “This disruption only affects a part of our network, so customers can rest assured that the vast majority of our bus services will run as usual.” The Union meeting will not affect school services,…

Power failure stops trains on Kāpiti line

May 9, 2021

Train services in and out of Wellington on the Kāpiti Line were stopped late this morning (Saturday) after a breakdown in the electricity supply. Metlink reported that the 10.00am train from Waikanae to Wellington had stopped at Kaiwharawhara with no power “and we are currently trying to retrieve this service.” The 10.30am service from Waikanae to Wellington was being held at Takapu Road. Then there were cancellations:…

Metlink is extending the Early Bird special for passengers

May 6, 2021

Metlink is extending its offer of 25% discount for adult passengers who Snapper on buses before 7am, until 21 August 2021. The Early Bird special only applies to Snapper adult fares on Metlink buses during the trial period. The Early Bird special is not available for rail, ferry or SuperGold card customers or any other discounted fare. The Early Bird special trial, that began in February 2021,…

Kāpiti winner in Design a Bus contest

April 5, 2021

Ellie, 11, from Kāpiti and Bill, 8, from Wellington were today announced as the winners of Metlink’s ‘Design a bus’ colouring contest, meaning their designs will be turned into two Metlink buses hitting Wellington’s streets next month. These talented tamariki were chosen out of 15 finalists and hundreds of entries for the popular contest which Metlink ran last month as part of the Brendan Foot Supersite Round…

Metlink is running free fares for Round the Bays

November 11, 2020

To keep carbon emissions low and morale high, Metlink is providing free transport across its whole network (bus, ferry and rail) in the Greater Wellington region on 21 February 2021 for Round the Bays participants and volunteers.If everyone travelled by public transport for Round the Bays, we would generate nine times less carbon than if we all took our own cars, says Scott Gallacher, general manager of…

Metlink aligns ads with Community

October 22, 2020

Metlink is moving forward with amendments to its advertising policy to better reflect the community it serves. Metlink general manager, Scott Gallacher says the changes, as part of Metlink’s normal review processes, were a chance to do the right thing for the region. “Like any public transport provider Metlink needs to make use of advertising opportunities to help fund and strengthen services, but we’ve put considerable effort…

Car Crash Advice

October 4, 2020

Until computers control all our vehicles, we will continue to have crashes because drivers are only human. Unfortunately humans are a bit like hokey pokey ice cream: generally squishy, but with some crunchy bits. So, when accidents happen, there can be a mess. After a crashYou have a legal obligation to stop if you are involved in a crash. Stop immediately and put your hazard warning lights…

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