Media statement – 5pm: Cancelled rail services in Wellington

Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kiwi RailRail services are not expected to resume in the Wellington region until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest due to adverse weather conditions


Significant surface flooding and slips remain at several locations around the network. Track inspections are unable to be carried out until the  flooding recedes. Track inspections will begin at first light tomorrow.



There will be no Tranz Metro Services operating this evening. Commuters are advised to check the Tranz Metro website for updates tomorrow morning.



The Northern Explorer service  will be bus replaced between Wellington and Palmerston North tonight and tomorrow morning.



Capital Connection services will be bus replaced tomorrow with limited stops at  Shannon, Levin and Otaki.



Freight services are also cancelled in and out of Wellington until further notice – KiwiRail is liaising with its customers.



Important message for commuters:

  • The public is reminded there is also heavy congestion on roads  in all areas – slow traffic


  • If you in Wellington and heading to Kapiti coast or Wairarapa consider  the option of staying in town


  • Congestion to all areas is likely to get worse before it gets better


  • Travel from town to the Hutt Valley will be via SH58 this route is heavily congested


  • Avoid non-essential travel if at all possible


  • Keep checking at key transport websites for updates


Source:- Kiwi Rail

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