Tranz Metro services for Tuesday 8 October
Tranz Metro services for Tuesday 8
TranzMetro - Tranz Metro services for Tuesday 8 October
There will be some disruptions to services today.
Last updated: Tuesday 8 October 1.00pm
On Monday 7 October, KiwiRail and Greater Wellington Regional Council were advised by the manufacturer of the Matangi trains that the fleet required an immediate precautionary inspection. The inspections are to check that the roll pin on a locking nut on the inter-car coupler are correctly aligned.
KiwiRail have now inspected Greater Wellington Regional Council’s entire Matangi fleet of 48. As a result eight trains have been taken out of service for further detailed inspections as the particular component being checked is slightly out of alignment.
We are working on getting the affected trains back into service as soon as possible but in the meantime there will be some changes to the normal timetable over the coming days. We will continue to regularly update this web page with information as we have it.
We apologise to our customers for this disruption.
Train services on the Johnsonville Line have resumed.
From 3.00pm until 7.00pm, a half-hourly timetable will be in operation this afternoon. At 7.00pm the normal timetable will resume.
Trains depart Wellington at: 3.02pm, 3.32pm, 4. 02pm, 4.32pm, 5.02pm, 5.32pm, 6.02pm, 6.32pm
Trains depart Johnsonville at: 3.00pm, 3.30pm, 4.00pm, 4.30pm, 5.00pm, 5.30pm, 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm
Kapiti Line services will operate normally.
Hutt Valley Line:
Hutt Valley Line services will operate normally, except:
• The 3.50pm service from Wellington to Taita will have reduced seating.
• The 5.07pm service from Wellington to Upper Hutt will have reduced seating.
• The 5.13pm service from Wellington to Taita will have reduced seating.
Trains will continue on the Melling Line until 3.00pm.
From 3.00pm, buses will replace trains between Petone and Melling. Passengers should use Hutt Valley services between Petone and Wellington.
Wairarapa Line services will operate normally.