Wright Street Bus Diversion

Published 28/08/2019

Several Wellington bus services will be affected while works are carried out in Wallace Street for the Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines Project.

Metlink has been looking at options for a bus diversion while the pipeline works are underway in Wallace Street and selected Wright Street and as the preferred route.

Several bus services will be impacted by the pipeline works on Wallace Street:

• Route 3 Lyall Bay/Rongotai – Kilbirnie – Newtown – Wellington
• Route18e Miramar – Newtown – Kelburn – Karori
• Route 27 Vogeltown – Wellington
• School bus routes 718, 726 & 770

The diversion is expected to cause a slight delay in the services. A temporary bus stop (one in each direction) is proposed on Wright Street to maintain the number of bus stops affected.

See Metlink's presentation here 

See Brian Perry Civil's presentation here

Once we have confirmed details, we will be holding a public meeting with Wright Street residents to explain what is happening, why this is necessary and to answer questions.

We apologise for the disruption and appreciate people's patience as we carry out this important work to improve the resilience of Wellington's drinking water supply.

Find out more about the Omāroro Reservoir Pipelines work programme here