We have been notified by Metlink that with effect from Term 1, 2020:-
They are making timetable changes to both public and school bus routes across Wellington. These changes are aimed at improving the reliability and punctuality of bus services, ie bus trips are more likely to run and to turn up on time, and the bus size better aligns with demand.
What these changes mean for our students is that:-
- They may need to catch a public service where a specific trip has been extended on for our school, or
- They may need to take an earlier service to meet school start time, or
- They may need to catch a different designated school bus.
The services affected are listed below:-
Route number 707 – Wellington Station to Wellington East Girls’ College
This service will be removed. There will no longer be the 8.10am school bus route from Lambton Quay to WEGC, or the 3.30pm school bus route from WEGC to Lambton Quay. An alternative option is Route 2 public service. The stop for WEGC is on Pirie Street at Porritt Avenue (near 77/66 depending on which direction you are travelling).
Route number 714 – Strathmore Park to Kilbirnie schools and WEGC
This service will be removed. The current bus times of 7.50am & 7.51am will be discontinued and will be replaced by the public route 12 at 8am & 8.01am. These public services have been extended on to WEGC.
For more information about this please view the Metlink website at https://www.metlink.org.nz/on-our-way/ Please note that the changes above will not be visible on their website until 23 December 2019.
Snapper is a better way to pay on all Metlink train, school and public bus services
across the region. Snapper is accepted on all Metlink buses right across the region. If you have a Mana/Newlands or Uzabus card please get a free Snapper card, check it has a Child Concession loaded and top it up before they board the bus.
Our school bus timetable effective from 24 March 2020, is available here.
If you have any concerns or issues related to the school buses contact either the school bus co-ordinator, Ann Greenaway, or Melink.
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