Transport

Heartland Flyer steams ahead May 15, 2022 Despite the wet weather plenty turned out on Sunday to see the popular Heartland Flyer Steam train as it journeyed through the region. The Steam… ...
No, Chris Luxon, public transport will never turn a profit – that’s not the idea April 21, 2022 By Dr Timothy F. Welch The National Party leader said public transport ‘can’t be subsidised or underwritten’. But affordable public transport is not a luxury… ...
Transmission Gully brings record numbers to Tramway April 4, 2022 The first weekend of the new Transmission Gully Motorway saw record numbers of visitors to the Wellington Tramway Museum at Queen Elizabeth Park on the… ...
Half-price fares confirmed by Metlink March 17, 2022 Metlink has confirmed that half-price fares for ferry, train, bus and total mobility services will come into effect on Friday April 1. The move follows… ...
Transport Bylaw fit for Kāpiti future March 7, 2022 The updated Kāpiti Coast District Council Transport Bylaw 2022 was has been adopted, future-proofing the rules that help manage how we get around in Kāpiti.… ...
Southern hemisphere’s first electric ferry launched in Wellington December 21, 2021 The first fully electric, high speed passenger ferry in the southern hemisphere was officially launched today in Wellington, where the locally built vessel will sail… ...

LOOK UP! Air Chathams returns to the skies December 13, 2021 On Wednesday December 15th the Air Chathams fleet will be providing passenger service once again. Due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown in August of this… ...
Train customers encouraged to plan ahead for upcoming rail union meeting December 3, 2021 Metlink train customers will face longer travel times on Wednesday 8 December as buses will replace trains on all lines between approximately 9:00am and 3.00pm while unionised… ...
Air Chathams mandates COVID-19 travel requirements November 20, 2021 Travelling with Air Chathams is going to look a little different from mid-December as they advise customers of their new COVID-19 travel requirements. In line… ...
Car hits pole – Power out in Otaihanga (November 13, 2021) There is currently a power outage in Otaihanga after a car collided with a power pole. Power company representatives are at the scene and the… ...
Police confirm four dead in Horowhenua crash (November 9, 2021) Police have confirmed four people died in a serious crash on State Highway 1 between Otaki and Levin. Emergency services were called to State Highway… ...
PR Battle rages over Kapiti Airport (November 1, 2021) It seems battle lines are drawn around Kapiti airport and unusually one person who seems determined for it not to be an airport is the… ...
Kapiti’s Tramway wins Australasian Award (October 28, 2021) A former Wellington tram has been restored by the Wellington Tramway Museum and has won a prestigious award open to all Tramway Museums across Australia… ...
Update – Serious Crash, SH 1, Te Horo (October 5, 2021) Police can confirm that one person has died following a serious crash on SH 1 between Peka Peka and Te Horo this evening. The two-car… ...
Metlink offers free travel to vaccination events and centres (September 19, 2021) Metlink will be offering free travel on buses and trains to anyone getting their COVID-19 vaccination from Monday 20 September 2021 as part of a… ...
Crash at Rimu Rd Roundabout (August 9, 2021) Police and medical services were quickly on the scene this afternoon when a collision between a car and a motor scooter occurred at the roundabout… ...
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… ...
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… ...
Green Light for Otaki 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… ...
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… ...
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… ...
Power failure stops trains on Kapiti line (May 9, 2021) Train services in and out of Wellington on the Kapiti Line were stopped late this morning (Saturday) after a breakdown in the electricity supply. Metlink… ...
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… ...
Kapiti 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… ...
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… ...
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,… ...
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… ...