There was no hope offered for Johnsonville commuters this morning after a slip closed the line.
In one of its most unhelpful messages, TranzMetro tweeted news of the slip soon after 7am, and added:
Buses are currently unavailable. Please consider alt transport.
It wasn’t till an hour later that things had been reorganised.
Buses will replace trains between Wellington and Ngaio. Train services are running between Ngaio and Johnsonville. Please expect delays.
However by mid-morning the slip had been cleared and TranzMetro advised
Train services will resume with the 10.30am service from Johnsonville to Wellington and the 10.32am service from Wellington to Johnsonville.
There were other problems for TranzMetro, too:
The 8.05am service from Waikanae to Wellington will run late from Paekakariki due to a disabled freight service.