Fifteen breakdowns in four days. What’s the problem with Wellington’s buses?
MetLink reported the latest breakdown tonight:
Route11 departing Seatoun Park at 20:55 part trip missed – Seatoun to Kilbirnie. This is due to a break down.
There were three breakdowns yesterday morning.
Route110 departing Petone Station at 08:33 is part trip missed from Petone to Queensgate due to a breakdown.
Route11 departing Wellington Rail at 08:28 will not run due to a breakdown.
Route5 departing Hataitai School at 07:50 will not run due to a breakdown.
And one more last night:
Route17 departing Karori Park at 18:35 will not run. This is due to a breakdown.
But not as many as on Friday when MetLink advised that five of its buses had broken down in the morning:
Route3 departing Karori Park at 06:25 is running 10 minutes late due to a breakdown.
Route111 departing Upper Hutt Station at 06:55 will not run due to a breakdown.
Route111 departing Upper Hutt Station at 07:12 will not run due to a breakdown.
Route2 departing Miramar at 07:40 is part trip missed from Kilbirnie shops to Rail due to a breakdown.
Route150 departing Petone Station at 11:58 is running 10 minutes late due to a breakdown.
And more on Friday afternoon.
Route7 departing Kingston at 14:51 part trip missed – from Brooklyn Rd@Webb St to Rail due to breakdown
Route83 departing Eastbourne at 15:35 part trip missed – from Eastbourne Village to Courtenay Plc Due to a breakdown
And on Thursday three breakdowns were reported:
Route130 departing Naenae Station at 17:00 part trip missed – terminated Waddington drive. This is due to a breakdown.
Route170 departing Sunny Grove at 14:53 is running 14 minutes late due to a breakdown.
Route18 departing Miramar at 14:05 is running 10 minutes late. Due to breakdown.
Are there recurring maintenance problems? Is it the cold weather? No explanations yet from MetLink or its bus operator GoWellington/NZ Bus.
Then there are the problems which are unexplained. Such as, on Friday afternoon:
Route10 departing Wellington Rail at 17:32 will not run. Due to a miscellaneous reason
Route1 departing Island Bay at 16:46 will not run. Due to a miscellaneous reason
Route1 departing Wellington Rail at 15:52 will not run. Due to a miscellaneous reason
Route7 departing Wellington Rail at 15:22 will not run. Due to a miscellaneous reason
Route3 departing Lyall Bay at 16:55 will not run. Due to a miscellaneous reason