Current bus route - 14
New bus route (O) will serve Wilton with similar levels of service to now and some adjustments to specific bus times and bus size where required to ensure capacity is matched with demand. Some morning bus trips departing Wadestown have lower usage and will be replaced with additional trips starting from Wilton to better match capacity with demand. Sunday evening buses will run hourly rather than half hourly to reflect the level of usage.
Proposed changes to service levels are as follows:
At the Roseneath end the route will end at Hataitai Village to reduce duplication and overlap of bus services between Hataitai and Kilbirnie. Frequent free connections will be available in Wellington for passengers from Wilton wishing to travel to Kilbirnie as well as other destinations.
New route (M) replaces the current routes 22 and 23 combined with the route 47 to provide a direct service with selected trips connecting to Crofton Downs, Ngaio, Khandallah and Johnsonville on weekdays (Mx). At the city end the new route (M) will end at Wellington Station to reduce duplication and congestion on the Golden Mile and provide more reliable departures as buses won’t be delayed travelling from Houghton Bay and Southgate as happens now.
Commuter services via Glenmore street (M1) will continue to be provided similar to the current route 13 with possible additional earlier and later trips to be considered in the afternoon peak.
Higher capacity buses may be used on these routes as required to meet demand.
Proposed service levels are as follows:
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