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Public transport

Public transport

Updated 20 November 2015 2:45pm

Greater Wellington plans for and funds Metlink, the region's public transport network

The network includes a comprehensive range of bus services throughout the region; five passenger rail lines from Wellington - Johnsonville, Kapiti, Melling, Upper Hutt and Wairarapa; and the harbour ferry which travels between Wellington, Matiu / Somes Island, Eastbourne and Seatoun.

Greater Wellington is also responsible for public transport infrastructure such as railway stations, bus and ferry shelters, signage and park and ride facilities.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride facilities are available at, or near railway stations. When you catch the train you can park your car for free.

Currently there is at least one disabled car park in each Park and Ride. Greater Wellington recently adopted a policy of providing a minimum of two spaces for disabled car parks. These will appear as each car park is resurfaced or rebuilt.

Total Mobility

If you have a permanent disability which prevents you from using public transport, you may be eligible for taxi discounts through the Total Mobility scheme. For more information about how to apply, phone 0800 801 700.