The last of Wellington region’s 48 new Matangi trains passed all its tests and all the new trains are now ready and available for passenger service.
Metlink announce new fares effective from Monday 1 October 2012.
A new-look Naenae Station will re-open on Monday 27 August 2012.
One of Wellington’s English Electric trains now has a proud new owner in Nelson and will probably be converted into some form of accommodation, following a successful Trade Me auction.
As a result of extensive mechanical issues with the English Electric trains that operate on the Johnsonville line and customer calls for more service consistency, a decision has been made by Greater Wellington Regional Council and Tranz Metro to use a combination of trains and express bus services in the morning peak to assist with reduced capacity on trains until Matangi are introduced on the line on Monday 19 March.
Essential repairs and reconstruction at Kenepuru Station on the Kapiti Line have been completed, with the station reopening this morning.
Thursday, 26 January 2012 is $2 Day. For just $2 you can go for it and ride the Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Johnsonville line trains as much as you want.
Naenae and Kenepuru Stations will be closed temporarily from Monday 26 December 2011 to Tuesday 24 January 2012 to enable essential repair and reconstruction work to be carried out.
Greater Wellington Regional Council is about to begin a review of how bus, train and harbour ferry fares are calculated.
Kenepuru Station will undergo a $300,000 platform upgrade which should keep it open for at least the next 10 years.
Many Wellington bus and train fares will increase from 1 November 2011 to meet increasing public transport costs.