1 November 2019
RE: Metlink School Bus Changes for Term 1, 2020
This letter is to advise Scots College that there will be changes from Term 1, 2020 to public and designated school buses which your students currently use. These changes are aimed at improving the reliability and punctuality of bus services i.e. bus trips are more likely to run and to turn up on time, and the bus size better aligns with demand. We would like to acknowledge that under normal circumstances we would have consulted with you on the changes, particularly in relation to the designated school buses. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and operational needs we were unable to do so on this occasion. We have been working closely with NZ Bus to change bus timetables so they more accurately reflect actual time between the start and end of a trip. Part of this work has also involved assessing whether sufficient time has been provided for a bus to travel between the end location of one trip and the start location of the next trip. With the local and nation-wide bus driver shortages the extent of improvements that can be made have had to be balanced within the number of bus drivers and buses we have planned to have in January. This has meant we have had to makes sure we use the resource we do have available as efficiently as we can. To do this has involves the merging of some lower used school services (meaning some students may now need to stand), and replacing others with public service trips extended to schools during term times (ensures we retain a one bus journey for affected students). What these changes mean for your students is that they may need to catch a public service where a specific trip has been extended on for your school, OR they may need to take an earlier service to meet your school bell start times, OR catch a different designated school bus. We will continue to keep you informed about these changes via our electronic Direct Mailer prior to the implementation of these bus changes at the beginning of Term 1, 2020. The bus changes are shown in the table below. We have also attached for your information maps and new timetables. We therefore request your support in sharing this information with parents, caregivers, guardians and students, and invite them to view our Metlink website, MyMetlink, the Metlink App, or by calling 0800 801 700 for further information. Noting the changes will be visible on the Metlink website journey planner and timetable webpages from 23 December 201
We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause some of your students. Metlink will continue to monitor the services as this change is implemented. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish further clarity to this letter and information.
Rita Aiono Service Design Team Leader Public Transport
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The below table shows what the Term 1 2020 changes are for your students:
Route Area Comments Key Impact Affected trips Alternatives Number Served
783 Wellington Merged with route 784 using one SERVICE 8.00am route 783 school bus from • School bus route 784 at 7.52am from Express Station to large bus to accommodate MERGED Lambton Quay (Old Government Lambton Quay (Old Government Scots students in morning (Total 44 with Route Buildings) to Scots College (Express) Buildings) to Scots College College students using 783 & 784) and 2 784 • Public route 2 at 7.43am from Lambton (Express) buses in the afternoon. Quay (Supreme Court) to Seatoun • Public route 2 at 7.50am from Lambton Quay (Supreme Court) to Seatoun
3.40pm route 783 school bus from Scots • School bus route 784 at 3.40pm from College to Wellington Station stop D Scots College to Wellington Station Stop D arriving 4.20pm 784 Wellington Merged with route 783 using MORNING 8.00am route 784 school bus from – Mt large bus to accommodate SERVICE Lambton Quay to Scots College will Victoria – students (Total 44 students using RETIMED – depart 8 minutes earlier at 7.52am Hataitai – 783 & 784). Metlink will monitor earlier Scots capacity from start of term. departure College Morning bus re-timed to ensure AFTERNOON 3.40pm route 784 school bus from arrives at school before 8.30am SERVICE Scots College will arrive at Wellington for Prep school start time RETIMED – Station Stop D at 4.20pm later arrival Afternoon service re-timed to better reflect actual travel time.
790 Karori Extend a morning and an MORNING 7.40am route 790 school bus from • Public route 21 at 7.20am from Karori (Wrights afternoon trip on public route 21 SERVICE Karori Mall – Beauchamp Street Mall – Beauchamp Street (Recreation Hill) – trip to Scots College. REPLACED (Recreation Centre) to Scots College Centre) to Scots College (school Kelburn – with grounds). Service will extend on to Scots Hataitai – St Opportunity to make better use extended College from Courtenay Place via Bus Patrick’s, of available capacity on public public Tunnel, Hataitai, St Patrick’s College, & Rongotai & service which can accommodate service trip Rongotai Rd. Scots the 20 students. and earlier Colleges departure
AFTERNOON 3.40pm 790 school bus from Scots • Route 21 departing Scots College at SERVICE College to Karori 3.35pm, operating non-stop between REPLACED Scots College & Courtenay Place (via Bus with public Tunnel), depart Courtenay Place at service and 3.49pm to Karori Mall. earlier departure 791 Karori – Change of departure time in Minor 7.40am route 791 school bus from Kelburn – morning to better reflect actual ROUTE Karori – Allington Road will depart 5 Scots travel time, and slight change of CHANGE minutes earlier at 7.35am. Change of College route to assist in serving other and route via Kilbirnie to service St Patrick’s schools (replaces route 765 for MORNING College & Rongotai Road. other schools). SERVICE RETIMED – 3.40pm route 791 no longer travels via earlier Ira St & Miramar Cutting and will instead departure travel via Calabar Rd directly to Cobham Drive (To date during 2019 no student has alighted in Ira St/Miramar Ave) There are also minor adjustments to route 2 public trip times effective from 26 January 2020
The changes above will be visible on the Metlink website journey planner and timetable webpages from 23 December 2019.
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Route 784 service (replacing route 783) Morning Afternoon
Route 784 service (replacing route 783)
Morning Afternoon Bus stop name Stop No. Time Bus stop name Stop No. Bus 1 Time Bus 2 Time Lambton Quay - Old Govt Buildings (school stop) 5503 7:52 Scots College (school grounds) 6090 15:40 15:41 Whitmore Street (temporary stop) 4310 7:52 Broadway opposite Crawford Green 7034 15:42 15:43 Jervois Quay at Frank Kitts Park (school stop) 5098 7:55 Hobart Street at Broadway 7033 15:43 15:44 Elizabeth Street (near 7) 6212 7:59 Hobart Street at Kedah Street 7032 15:44 15:45 Brougham Street (near 51) 6213 8:00 Hobart Street at Caledonia Street 7086 15:45 15:46 Pirie Street at Porritt Avenue (near 77) 6214 8:01 Caledonia Street at Hobart Street (near 38) 7031 15:45 15:46 Pirie Street at Bus Tunnel 6215 8:02 Caledonia Street (near 10) (school stop) 7030 15:46 15:47 Waitoa Road at Bus Tunnel 6216 8:03 Hamilton Road at Wellington Road (near 124) 7221 15:56 15:57 Hataitai - Stop B 6217 8:04 Kupe Street at Moxham Avenue 7220 15:57 15:58 Moxham Avenue at Raupo Street (near 87) 6218 8:05 Moxham Avenue near Goa Street 7219 15:58 15:59 Kilbirnie School - Moxham Avenue 6219 8:06 Moxham Avenue at Raupo Street (near 88) 7218 15:59 16:00 Kupe Street at Hamilton Road 6220 8:07 Hataitai - Stop A 7217 16:01 16:02 Hamilton Road at Wellington Road (near 115) 6221 8:07 Waitoa Road at Bus Tunnel (near 73) 7216 16:02 16:03 Caledonia Street (near 9) (school stop) 6030 8:14 Pirie Street (near 106) 7215 16:04 16:05 Caledonia Street at Hobart Street (school stop) 6031 8:15 Pirie Street at Porritt Avenue (near 66) 7214 16:05 16:06 Hobart Street opposite Kedah Street 6032 8:16 Brougham Street at Elizabeth Street 7213 16:06 16:07 Broadway at Hobart Street 6033 8:17 Elizabeth Street at Kent Terrace 7212 16:07 16:08 Broadway at Crawford Green 6034 8:17 Wellington Station - Stop D 5016 16:19 16:20 Scots College (school grounds) 6090 8:20
Route 21 (Replacing route 790)
Route 791 service
Karori – Allington Road
Scots College (school grounds)
Karori – Karori Road
Scots College (school grounds)
Morning Afternoon Bus stop name Stop No. Time Bus stop name Stop No. Time Karori - Allington Road 4332 7:35 Scots College (school grounds) 6090 15:40 Karori Park Pavilion - Karori Road 4331 7:35 Broadway opposite Crawford Green 7034 15:43 Karori Road at Tringham Street 4330 7:36 Broadway at Hobart Street 6033 15:44 Karori Road opposite Richmond Avenue 4329 7:37 Rongotai Road at Salek Street 7028 15:44 Karori Road opposite St Teresa's School 4328 7:38 Rongotai Road at Ross Street 7027 15:46 Karori Mall - Karori Road 4327 7:39 Kilbirnie - Stop B 7224 15:47 Karori Road at Reading Street 4326 7:40 St Patrick's College - Evans Bay Parade (opposite) 7553 15:50 Karori Normal School - Karori Road (opposite) 4325 7:40 Hamilton Road at Wellington Road (near 124) 7221 15:51 Marsden Village - Karori Road 4324 7:41 Kupe Street at Moxham Avenue 7220 15:52 Karori Road at Standen Street 4323 7:43 Moxham Avenue near Goa Street 7219 15:52 Chaytor Street opposite Joll Street 4322 7:44 Moxham Avenue at Raupo Street (near 88) 7218 15:53 Chaytor Street at Curtis Street 4321 7:45 Hataitai - Stop A 7217 15:55 Zealandia - Chaytor Street (at Tunnel) 4320 7:46 Waitoa Road at Bus Tunnel (near 73) 7216 15:56 Pirie Street (near 106) 7215 15:58 Karori Tunnel - Stop A 4319 7:46 Pirie Street at Porritt Avenue (near 66) 7214 15:59 Kelburn Normal School - Upland Road 4918 7:48 Brougham Street at Elizabeth Street 7213 16:00 Kelburn Village - Upland Road (near 94) 4917 7:49 Elizabeth Street at Kent Terrace 7212 16:01 Upland Road opposite Glasgow Street 4916 7:50 Courtenay Place - Stop A 5000 16:02 Victoria University - Stop A 4915 7:52 Courtenay Place at St James Theatre 5002 16:03 The Terrace at Salamanca Road 6906 7:54 Taranaki Street at Courtenay Place 6910 16:04 Ghuznee Street at Victoria Street 6908 7:56 Ghuznee Street at Cuba Street 7909 16:05 Ghuznee Street at Cuba Street (opposite) 6909 7:56 Ghuznee Street at Willis Street 7908 16:06 Cambridge Terrace at Vivian Street 7012 7:59 The Terrace at Ghuznee Street 7907 16:08 Elizabeth Street (near 7) 6212 8:00 Salamanca Road at The Terrace 5914 16:09 Brougham Street (near 51) 6213 8:00 Victoria University - Stop B 5915 16:12 Pirie Street at Porritt Avenue (near 77) 6214 8:01 Upland Road (near 39) 5916 16:14 Pirie Street at Bus Tunnel 6215 8:02 Kelburn Village - Upland Road (St Michael's) 5917 16:15 Waitoa Road at Bus Tunnel 6216 8:03 Kelburn Normal School - Upland Rd (opposite) 5918 16:17 Hataitai - Stop B 6217 8:05 Karori Tunnel - Stop B 5319 16:19 Moxham Avenue at Raupo Street (near 87) 6218 8:06 Zealandia - Chaytor Street (Appleton Park) 5320 16:20 Kilbirnie School - Moxham Avenue 6219 8:06 Chaytor Street opposite Curtis Street 5321 16:21 Kupe Street at Hamilton Road 6220 8:07 Chaytor Street at Joll Street 5322 16:22 Hamilton Road at Wellington Road (near 115) 6221 8:08 Karori Road (near 93) 5323 16:24 St Patrick's College - Evans Bay Parade 6553 8:10 Karori Road at Lancaster Street 5324 16:25 Kilbirnie - Stop A 6224 8:11 Karori Normal School - Karori Road 5325 16:27 Rongotai Road (near 119) 6027 8:12 Karori Road (near 223) 5326 16:28 Rongotai Road at Troy Street 6028 8:13 Karori Mall - Karori Road (opposite) 5327 16:29 Broadway at Kauri Street (school stop) 6007 8:20 Karori Road at St Teresa's School 5328 16:30 Broadway at Hobart Street 6033 8:21 Karori Road at Burrows Avenue 5329 16:31 Broadway at Crawford Green 6034 8:21 Karori Road opposite Tringham Street 5330 16:32 Scots College (school grounds) 6090 8:24 Karori Road opposite Karori Park 5331 16:34 Karori - Karori Road 5332 16:35