Transport / Wellington Region

Wellington bus chaos

13:39 pm on 16 July 2018


Wellington's new bus fleet was rolled out yesterday but hit its first real test during this morning's commute. 

And there were a few issues. Buses ran late, some didn't show up at all with reports that some commuters turned to taxis in frustration.

Real-time tracking also wasn't working as expected. Metlink tweeted that they were dealing with "teething issues".  

We thought we'd talk to Wellington regional councillor Daran Ponter about the problems and whether they'll be sorted for tonight's rush.

One of the new buses being rolled out in Wellington. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller