GO Wellington

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GO Wellington
GOWellington logo.png
GoWellingtonBus.jpg
Bus in GO Wellington livery
Parent NZ Bus (Infratil)
Locale New Zealand
Service area Wellington
Service type Public transport in Wellington
Fuel type Diesel, electricity
Website gowellingtonbus.co.nz

GO Wellington is the brand name of Wellington City Transport Ltd, the Wellington subsidiary of NZ Bus, in New Zealand. The company was branded Stagecoach Wellington by its previous owner, the Stagecoach Group. The current name and a new livery were announced in November 2006 by NZ Bus owner Infratil. It is an operator of bus routes in Greater Wellington Regional Council's Metlink network.

History[edit]

Wellington City Transport operated trams, buses, a cable car and trolley buses, tracing its history back to 1904. It built and operated the first municipal electric tramway system in New Zealand. Later the department acquired the cable car company.

Fleet[edit]

As at February 2010:

Designline trolleybus 344
  • 16 x MAN 12.223 39-seat buses, numbered between 1310 and 1324 (in service 2002) and 1361 (Ex-Otago Road Services 31)
  • 29 x MAN 17.223 51-seat buses, numbered in the 14xx (in service 2004) and 24xx ranges (in service 2005)
  • 2 x MAN 10.160 30-seat buses ex-Stagecoach Auckland Link in 2003, numbered 1296, 1297
  • 36 x MAN 11.190 39-seat buses in service between 1996 & 1997, numbered between 622-639 and 641-658
  • 24 x MAN 11.190 39-seat buses in service 1999, numbered between 757 and 780
  • 10 x MAN 16.200 39-seat buses in service between 1989 & 1991, numbered between 171 and 180
  • 1 x MAN 16.240 41-seat bus in service 1991, was Wellington City Transport sightseeing bus 181
  • 3 x MAN SL243 53-seat buses transferred from Stagecoach Auckland in 2001, numbered 1131, 1132, 1133
  • 2 x MAN SL200 45-seat buses ex-Stagecoach Auckland in 2007, used as temporary trolleybus replacement, numbered 1686, 1687
  • 25 x MAN SL202 45-seat buses numbered between 141 and 170 (in service 1987-1989; 150, 158, 161, 165, 169 were transferred to Cityline Auckland in 1995, later part of Stagecoach Auckland)
  • 2 x Mercedes-Benz 709D 25-seat buses numbered 39 and 40, transferred from Cityline Hutt Valley in 2002
  • 2 x Volvo B10M 41-seat single door buses numbered 25 and 26 (ex Stagecoach Flyer, transferred from Stagecoach in Hong Kong)
  • 2 x Volvo B10M 45-seat buses numbered 1299 and 1300 (ex Yellow Bus Company in Auckland via Cityline Hutt Valley)
  • 1 x Leyland Leopard 4-seat bus numbered 480 utilised as a mobile stage
  • 3 x Designline SLF 39-seat trolleybuses 301 (rebuild of 206), 302, 303
  • 56 x Designline SLF 42-seat trolleybuses numbered 331-387.
  • 13 x Scania K270UB 6x2 49-seat buses numbered between 2111 and 2123.

Proposed re-powering[edit]

In April 2016, NZ Bus announced that it would repower several buses with Wrightspeed gas-turbine hybrid powertrains.[1]

Metlink routes[edit]

Route Start Via End Service Type/ Comments
1 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
Island Bay Daily full-time
High frequency (daytime 12 mins Mon-Sat, 15 mins Sun)
Trolleybus
2 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Hataitai
Kilbirnie
Miramar Daily full-time
High frequency (daytime 15 mins Mon-Sat, 20 mins Sun)
Trolleybus
3 Karori Park Glenmore St
Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
Kilbirnie
Lyall Bay Daily full-time
High frequency (daytime 10 mins Mon-Fri, 15 mins weekend)
Trolleybus
3 Courtenay Place Glenmore St Karori West Mon-Fri peak
3 Courtenay Place Glenmore St South Karori Mon-Fri peak
4 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Adelaide Rd
Island Bay
Happy Valley Mon-Fri peak
5 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Hataitai
Hataitai School Mon-Fri peak
Trolleybus
6 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Hataitai
Kilbirnie
Lyall Bay Mon-Fri peak
Trolleybus
7 Railway Station Willis St/ Victoria St
Brooklyn
Kingston Daily full-time
Trolleybus
8 Railway Station Willis St/ Victoria St
Brooklyn
Kowhai Park Mon-Fri peak to peak
9 Railway Station Willis St/ Victoria St
Brooklyn
Aro Street Mon-Fri peak to peak
Trolleybus
10 Railway Station Massey University
Wellington Hospital
Newtown Park Zoo Mon-Fri peak to peak
Trolleybus
11 Railway Station Massey University
Wellington Hospital
Kilbirnie
Seatoun Daily full-time
High frequency (daytime 15 mins Mon-Sat, 30 mins Sun)
Trolleybus
13 Courtenay Place Glenmore St
Northland
Mairangi Mon-Fri peak
14 Wilton Wadestown
Molesworth St/ Murphy St
Courtenay Place
Roseneath
Hataitai
Kilbirnie Daily full-time
17 Railway Station Victoria University Karori Park Mon-Fri peak to peak
18 Karori Park Victoria University
Ghuznee St
Massey University
Wellington Hospital
Kilbirnie
Miramar Campus Connection
Mon-Fri peak to peak
20 Highbury Victoria University
Courtenay Place
Mount Victoria Lookout Mon-Fri peak to peak
21 Karori Mall
(displays Wrights Hill)
Wrights Hill
Glenmore St
Massey University
Vogeltown
Kingston
(displays Vogeltown)
Mon-Fri peak to peak
22 Mairangi Victoria University
Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
National Hockey Stadium
Southgate
Island Bay
(displays Southgate)
Mon-Fri peak to peak
23 Mairangi Victoria University
Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
Newtown Park Zoo
Southgate/Houghton Bay Daily full-time
24 Railway Station Te Papa/ Courtenay Place
Oriental Bay
Evans Bay
Kilbirnie
Maupuia
Miramar Shops
(displays Miramar Heights)
Mon-Fri peak to peak
25 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Hataitai
Kilbirnie
Devonshire Rd
Strathmore Mon-Fri am peak (inbound only)
28 Miramar (Ira Street) Strathmore (Sidlaw St) Beacon Hill Shuttle
Mon-Fri peak
Connects with route 30 Seatoun Express
29 Newtown (John Street) Kingston
Brooklyn
Island Bay Shops
Happy Valley
Island Bay (Dover St) Southern Shopper
Mon-Fri interpeak
30 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Non-stop via Hataitai
Caledonia St
Seatoun
Scorching Bay
Moa Point
(displays Breaker Bay)
Seatoun Express
Mon-Fri peak
31 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Non-stop via Hataitai
Miramar Cutting
Miramar Shops
Miramar North Miramar North Express
Mon-Fri peak
32 Railway Station Courtenay Place
Non-stop
Adelaide Rd
Island Bay
Houghton Bay Island Bay Express
Mon-Fri peak
43 Strathmore Miramar Cutting
Kilbirnie
Wellington Hospital
Courtenay Place
Thorndon Quay
Ngaio Gorge Rd
Khandallah
Homebush Rd
Thorndon Quay
Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
Kilbirnie
Miramar Cutting
Strathmore Mon-Sat full-time
Sun full-time, Strathmore to Khandallah only
44 Strathmore Miramar Cutting
Kilbirnie
Wellington Hospital
Courtenay Place
Thorndon Quay
Homebush Rd
Khandallah
Ngaio Gorge Rd
Thorndon Quay
Courtenay Place
Wellington Hospital
Kilbirnie
Miramar Cutting
Strathmore Mon-Sat full-time
Sun full-time, Khandallah to Strathmore only
45 Brandon Street Thorndon Quay
Ngaio Gorge Rd
Ngaio
Khandallah Mon-Fri peak
46 Courtenay Place Thorndon Quay
Homebush Rd
Khandallah Station
Broadmeadows Mon-Fri peak
47 Newtown Wellington
Ngaio
Khandallah
Johnsonville Mon-Fri during university terms

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