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Reduced bus, train and harbour ferry services over Christmas

Media release

9 December 2013

Reduced bus, train and harbour ferry services over Christmas break

If you’re planning to take a train, bus or harbour ferry in Wellington over Christmas and New Year, make sure you check out the special holiday timetables to plan your travel.

Services will be reduced between Christmas Day and Sunday 5 January 2014. Holiday timetables are available from www.metlink.org.nz or from your local Metlink timetable outlet. You can also get real time information for bus and train services from the Metlink sites or by calling the Metlink Service Centre on 0800 801 700.

The Metlink Service Centre will be open during the Christmas period but its hours of operation will be slightly different than usual. On Christmas Eve, the centre will be open from 8am – 8pm and it will be closed on Christmas Day.

From Thursday 26 December 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014, the centre will be open from 8am – 8pm. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday 6 January 2014.

Also, from Thursday 26 December 2013 to Sunday 5 January 2014 buses will replace trains between Wellington and Upper Hutt, to enable necessary maintenance work to be done. To find out where at each station you need to wait for your bus replacement, see www.tranzmetro.org.nz Bicycles cannot be carried when buses replace trains.

And from Friday 27 December to Sunday 29 December 2013, buses will be replacing trains between Wellington and Masterton to enable the changeover to a new railway bridge on the Wairarapa Line.

Normal timetables for all bus, train and harbour ferry services resume on Monday 6 January 2014.

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