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By email 
Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay 
Pipitea, Wellington 6011 
PO Box 11646 
18 February 2019 
Manners Street 
Wellington 6142 
T  04 384 5708 
File Ref:  OIAP-7-9430 
F  04 385 6960 
Mike Mellor 
[FYI request #9434 email] 
Dear Mr Mellor 
Request for Information 2019- 013 
I refer to your request for information dated 20 January 2019, which was received by Greater 
Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) on 20 January 2019. You have requested the following 
“Please let me have the bus timetables and other operating information that GWRC required or 
requested to be implemented by the operators of train replacement bus services over the 
Christmas/New Year holiday period 2018/19, including the information to be displayed by the buses 
operating these services, specific meanings of terms used in displays such as "Express" and "Loop" 
(including the services that they applied to), and parking and layover arrangements at termini 
(including the termini of any shuttle services).” 

GWRC’s response follows: 
Enclosed with this letter are the bus timetables for rail replacement bus services over the 2018/2019 
Christmas/ New Year holiday period, and the guidance materials for staff about services as follows 
(See  Attachments 1-7). The rail replacement booklets also include the parking and layover 
arrangements including the termini of shuttle services information that you have requested: 
  Hutt Valley Line 
  Kapiti Line  
  Wairarapa Line  
  Melling Line 
  Final Christmas Network summary 
  Rail Replacement Booklet HVL 

  Rail Replacement Booklet KPL 
GWRC requires bus replacements to run as reasonably practicable to the scheduled times, or if that 
is not possible, that the temporary timetable information for the bus replacements is accurately 
communicated to passengers at stations and on the website. 
All buses are also required to have appropriate signage clearly visible from outside the vehicle. 
Signage should indicate the stopping sequence i.e. if it is an All Stop service or an Express bus. An 
All Stop service is required to stop at all stops on the route where there are passengers visible and 
waiting for the service. An express service does not stop at all stops and stops at only those stops 
indicated by the timetable. Loop services run over part of a scheduled route and are designed to pick 
up passengers who would miss a connection between bus and train if they had to wait for an All 
Stop service from the origin station. There may be some minor wording difference between 
operators in the terminology that applies and is used. 
If you have any concerns with the decision(s) referred to in this letter, you have the right to request 
an investigation and review by the Ombudsman under section 27(3) of the Local Government 
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.  
Yours sincerely 
Greg Pollock 
General Manager, Public Transport