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Work starting on hospital bus hub – ready in November

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News from MetLink
Work will begin on the permanent bus hub in front of Wellington Hospital in the week starting 24 September and continue until early November.

During the construction period, pedestrian access to the hospital front steps will be strictly controlled.

Carparks in front of the hospital on the eastern side of Riddiford Street will be removed. Alternative parking is available in the hospital underground carpark.

Southbound traffic on Riddiford Street will be reduced to one lane through the work area between the two pedestrian crossings as marked on the map above.

Pedestrian access will be maintained to the hospital’s front entrance with a barriered walkway. For the duration of the works, Metlink services will continue to operate out of two temporary stops on the hospital side of Riddiford Street. These temporary stops are to the south of the main steps to the hospital entrance and will be clearly signposted.

Until bus hub works outside the hospital are complete our temporary bus hub stops are:

Stop A (#6055), approximately 70 metres to the south of the hospital entrance. High frequency services arrive at this stop from Wellington and depart to Island Bay and Lyall Bay
Stop B (#7017) under the Ronald McDonald House veranda. Services arrive at this stop from the southern and eastern suburbs and depart to Wellington
Stop C (#6017), approximately 115 metres to the south of the hospital entrance. Local services arrive at this stop from Wellington and depart to Houghton Bay and Island Bay

Please follow any signage on site.

5 comments:

  1. James S, 19. September 2018, 15:27

    Shocking that the work is only starting now, more than two months after the new bus system came into operation.

     
  2. greenwelly, 19. September 2018, 16:04

    And in the process, southbound traffic on Riddiford Street will be reduced to one lane. This is gonna go down well….every afternoon.

     
  3. Jonny Utzone, 19. September 2018, 16:21

    I guess the hub strategy hasn’t been dumped then and we are stuck with it for ten years. Not only is GWRC stupid, it’s stubborn too!

     
  4. Ian, 20. September 2018, 7:05

    Pity the LGWM light rail facilities are not included in this construction stage. It will be sad to dig it up again in 2 years.

     
  5. Dave Armstrong, 20. September 2018, 10:33

    Hospital bus hub ready by Nov 2018. Great project management as things will be nice and ready when new timetables come in July 2019. What? Did you say July 2018? Arggggggghhhhhh!!!