Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


A free ride on Tranz Metro

A free ride on us

To thank customers for their patience during the recent heat restrictions Tranz Metro Wellington is giving all passengers a free trip home on Friday the 21st and Friday the 28th of February 2003.

Between 4pm and 7pm passengers can travel on all lines – Paraparaumu, Hutt Valley, Johnsonville, Melling and Wairarapa free of charge.

Monthly pass holders, who have already paid for their travel, will receive 5% off their March monthly ticket.

“The last couple of months has been extremely frustrating for both staff and customers, said Ross Hayward, National Passenger Manager.

“Now that Tranz Metro can operate its normal timetable during heat restrictions we would like thank all our customers for their patience. We hope that this offer will help make amends for the disruption over the last couple of months” Mr Hayward said.

Over 70% of heat restrictions have now been lifted from Tranz Metro’s Wellington network.

The LTSA approved the process under which heat restrictions can be lifted on the 21st of January 2003. Tranz Rail engineers then moved quickly to lift the majority of Heat 40 restrictions.

Since early February Tranz Metro has been able to operate its normal timetable with only minimal delays when heat restrictions are in operation.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news