Wellington’s State Of Play
With north Wellington’s Waikanae open at the weekend and Matangi trains running soon, Wellington’s long winters of discontent will be coming to an end with the massive upgrades coming into play.
KiwiRail has kindly provided this comprehensive network upgrade map of where everything is at:
Besides the weekend’s opening of the Waikanae station and extension of an electrified service to Waikanae, the rail work has included double tracking of the line from McKays Crossing, north of Paekakariki, to Waikanae.
Fran Wilde, Chair of Greater Wellington, says the extension of the Wellington metro rail service to Waikanae is a huge improvement to public transport in Kapiti.
“This makes regular public transport accessible to a lot more people north of Paraparaumu, it’s a fantastic amenity for Waikanae residents who now have 20-minute peak hour services, half hourly non-peak week day services and a regular weekend service.”
Up until Sunday they had only the Monday to Friday Capital Connection service and no trains at the weekend.