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Changes to Metlink services for the holidays

7 December 2006

Changes to Metlink services for the holidays

Metlink bus, train and harbour ferry services will operate a reduced service over the Christmas and New Year holidays, starting on Saturday 23 December 2006.

Services running on Christmas Day will be free. This includes bus and train services operated by Tranz Metro, Stagecoach Wellington, The Flyer, Newlands Coach Service, Mana Coach Services and Cityline Hutt Valley.

Most services will be back to normal on Monday 8 January 2007. However, Cityline’s bus route 145 (Lower Hutt to Belmont) and Johnsonville and Melling train line services will not revert to their normal timetables until 15 January 2007.

The following services will not run from 23 December 2006 to 7 January 2007:
 Route 6 Lyall Bay to Lambton Quay via Hataitai bus tunnel
 Route 13 Mairangi to Courtenay Place
 Route 14 Molesworth Street shuttle
 Route 17 Victoria University Kelburn
 Route 80 Wainuiomata Commuter
 Route 90 Stokes Valley Commuter

Leaflets about the Christmas and New Year holiday services will be available from Metlink timetable stockists – which include libraries, information centres and the Metlink Service Centre – from Monday 11 December 2006.

The After Midnight bus service will operate in the early mornings of Saturday 23, Sunday 24, Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December 2006, and Monday 1, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 January 2007. After Midnight buses operate from midnight until 3am – and on some services until 4am. Services start from Courtenay Place and Cuba Street going to most Wellington suburbs, as well as to Lower and Upper Hutt and Porirua.

For more information visit the Metlink website at www.metlink.org.nz or call the Metlink Service Centre on 0800 801 700.

ENDS


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