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Old December 23rd, 2014, 11:26 AM   #1
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WELLINGTON | Public Transport

This thread is about public transport in Wellington, New Zealand. Tranz Metro map from urbanrail.net:

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Old December 23rd, 2014, 11:27 AM   #2
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From Railway Gazette:

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Wellington rail operating contract shortlist announced
22 Dec 2014



NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council announced the shortlisted bidders for a contract to operate the capital’s suburban rail services on December 22. The tender forms part of a programme to procure ‘performance-based partnering contracts’ for all of Wellington’s public transport services

The shortlisted bidders are:
  • A joint venture of Transdev, which currently operates train services in Auckland, and Hyundai Rotem which supplies the 1·5 kV DC Matangi EMUs used in Wellington
  • A joint venture of Keolis Downer, which operates the Gold Coast tramway in Australia, and national railway KiwiRail which is the incumbent contract operator in Wellington through its TranzMetro subsidiary
  • Serco, which currently operates rail services in the UK, the Middle East and Australia
Tender documents are scheduled to be issued to the shortlisted bidders early in 2015, with a preferred bidder to be selected in mid-2015 and the contract to be signed by the end of the year and come into effect from July 1 2016
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 08:41 PM   #3
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Nice scenery between Paremata and Porirua.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 09:25 PM   #4
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The Wellington PT network has:
- A rail network with 147 carriages, serving 53 stations
- A bus network with 470 buses (including trolleybuses) serving around 2,800 stops on around 108 routes
- Two harbour ferries
- A five-station funicular


Wellington station 29-12-2009 21-53-40 by Mark in New Zealand, on Flickr


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Wellington Station by Dermis50, on Flickr


Ganz Mavag units in snow at Redwood, 14 Aug 2011 by AA654, on Flickr


Go Wellington Designline trolley bus ESG872 (fleet No 351) in Lambton Quay at Bunny Street, Wellington, New Zealand. by express000, on Flickr


English Electrics at Ngaio by cw1872, on Flickr

Don't bust a cap in the Connection by Darryl Bond, on Flickr


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Wellington Cable Car by Lankee2009, on Flickr
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The tender forms part of a programme to procure ‘performance-based partnering contracts’ for all of Wellington’s public transport services
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Old November 2nd, 2015, 08:21 PM   #6
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Beginning of the end for Wellington's trolley buses as axe falls on Hataitai route
October 5, 2015


Wellington's trolley buses are not due at the scrap heap until July 2017, but the first pieces of the overhead wire network have already disappeared from Hataitai

The demise of Wellington's trolley buses has begun.

Safety issues with the overhead wires at Hataitai have seen the capital's iconic trolleys yanked off their first city bus route, despite Greater Wellington Regional Council vowing to keep the network running until June 2017

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Old November 2nd, 2015, 09:00 PM   #7
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I'm not a fan of the trolley buses in Wellington. Especially in such an earthquake prone area. Perhaps they were chosen because of the hilly streets?
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:07 AM   #8
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I don't think they're such a bad thing - San Francisco is also earthquake prone yet use trolley buses quite extensively.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 12:27 AM   #9
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So does Seattle , Vancouver.... In Terms of overhead wires they aren't much different then a tram or suburban train... Its usually less voltage then trains...
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Old December 17th, 2015, 07:25 PM   #10
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Wellington chooses suburban rail operator
17 Dec 2015



NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council announced the selection of a joint venture between Transdev and Hyundai Rotem as preferred bidder for a contract to operate the capital’s suburban rail services on December 17. Formal award is planned for March.

A Keolis Downer-KiwiRail joint venture and Serco had also been shortlisted for the contract, which will run for 15 years from July 1 2016

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Transdev signs Wellington operating contract
17 Mar 2016



NEW ZEALAND: Greater Wellington Regional Council signed a contract on March 15 for Transdev Wellington Ltd to operate suburban rail services in the capital.

Transdev Wellington is a joint venture of Transdev, which has operated rail services in Auckland since 2004, and Hyundai Rotem which will maintain the Metro Rail fleet of Matangi 1·5 kV DC electric multiple-units it has supplied to Wellington. The partnership had been named preferred bidder in December, beating Serco and a Keolis Downer-KiwiRail joint venture

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Transdev takes over in Wellington
05 Jul 2016



NEW ZEALAND: The Transdev Wellington joint venture of Transdev and Hyundai Rotem has taken over the operation of the capital’s suburban rail network from KiwiRail with effect from July 3.

Under a contract with Greater Wellington Regional Council signed on March 15, the consortium will operate the service for nine years, with two three-year extensions subject to meeting performance and customer satisfaction targets. The company has around 450 staff and operates 2 189 trains per week

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New report says inaccurate information was used to replace trolley buses

Media release from Michael Flinn
The Greater Wellington Regional Council’s decision to convert bus fleets to diesel-electric hybrid vehicles as part of a staged programme to introducing fully electric vehicles, is likely to cause the Wellington City bus services to cost millions of dollars more than it needs to, a new study has concluded.

Michael Flinn, a former Wellington City Transport Deputy General Manager, has completed a review of GWRC’s decisions on Wellington City bus replacement because he considered the decisions have been based on information now found to be incorrect or insufficient.

He also reviewed many of the proposed route and service changes to be introduced next year and recommends significant changes to some of these. He considers that many proposed changes lack awareness of some practical factors that will affect patronage levels and fare revenue income.

The result is a 52-page report released today.

It concludes that GWRC’s decision to cease trolleybus operation in 2017 was made on inaccurate and incomplete information and should be reversed. Trolleybus operation should, it states, be continued to provide an affordable low pollution service until acceptable battery electric buses are available – possibly around 2020.

In the meantime, purchasing new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles should be deferred
and older diesel buses replaced with modern lower polluting versions.

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Wellington's Green Party councillors promise cheaper fares and new push for light rail

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Cheaper bus fares, slower speed limits, free Wi-Fi and a renewed push for light rail in Wellington are among the election carrots being dangled by the region's Green Party local body candidates[...]
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Mayoral campaign: more interest in light rail, less confidence in longer runway

Who’d have thought that light rail would be an election issue again? Two elections ago, it was one of the key planks of Celia Wade-Brown’s campaign[...]
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Wellington's mayoral candidates reveal where they stand on light rail for the capital

Mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan has ruled out any chance of a light rail comeback if she becomes mayor, labelling the idea "wasteful expenditure" that would become a "white elephant" for Wellington[...]
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Final Matangi EMUs enter service in Wellington
Tuesday, October 04, 2016



THE last of 83 Hyundai Rotem FP class Matangi EMUs entered service on Wellington’s Metlink commuter rail network at the end of September, marking the completion of a $NZ 430m ($US 313m) project to modernise the rolling stock fleet in New Zealand’s second-largest city

The introduction of the final trains enabled operator Transdev Wellington to add more than 1000 additional morning and evening peak seats on the Hutt Valley and Kapiti lines from October 4

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