Another slip stops Johnsonville trains, again

Wellington.Scoop
All services on the Johnsonville Line were suspended this afternoon due to a slip.

Limited buses were available between Wellington and Johnsonville. Crofton Downs was service by a shuttle from Crofton Downs to Ngaio.

Alternative transport was available from Bus Stop D at Wellington Station on buses 43, 44 and 54.

Johnsonville train services were resumed at 7pm, after a closure of about four hours.

The slip meant that a lot more people were using buses that head through Johnsonville at peak hour. Sorry for the inconvenience, tweeted MetLink.

News from MetLink – July 14
All Johnsonville train services came to a halt about 5pm tonight because of a major slip on the line near Crofton Downs.

Buses were leaving Wellington on a half hourly basis. Services were likely to face delays.

Trains were still running between Ngaio and Johnsonville.

At 7pm, the Johnsonville Line was given clearance after the slip on the line near Crofton Downs was cleared.

Train services will be resuming at the following times:
The 7.32pm from Wellington to Johnsonville
The 8.00pm from Johnsonville to Wellington

The 7.30pm service from Johnsonville to Wellington will be a bus

Earlier News from MetLink – July 14
All Johnsonville train services were this morning replaced by buses between Wellington and Johnsonville due to a fallen tree on the train tracks south of Ngaio.

We have staff at the location trying to clear the debris, but we do not have an ETA on track clearance at this stage. It is likely we will be operating bus replacements for the entire morning peak.

Limited buses will be available and will not be running to a scheduled timetable. We will have staff stationed at Johnsonville to assist passengers to board bus replacement services.

Crofton Downs will be serviced by a shuttle transporting passengers to buses at Ngaio.

In another morning incident, a house fire on Cockayne Road was causing diversions for 43 & 44 bus routes. But normal routes were resumed at about 7.45am.

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