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Permanent bus hub finally underway in Newtown

Work begins today on the permanent bus hub in front of Wellington Hospital, with carparking options reduced, pedestrian access to the hospital altered, and southbound traffic on Riddiford Street reduced to one lane.

The long-awaited work to construct a permanent bus hub for Newtown will continue until early November.

During the construction period, pedestrian access to the hospital front steps will be strictly controlled, with access to the hospital’s front entrance now taking place via a barriered walkway, as shown below.

Carparks in front of the hospital on the eastern side of Riddiford Street will be removed. Parking will continue to be available in the hospital’s 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 below.

While the work is taking place, Metlink services will continue to use the 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 the new bus hub works are complete, the temporary bus hub stops are as follows:

Stop A (#6055), approximately 70 metres to the south of the hospital entrance, is for the high frequency services that arrive at this stop from Wellington and depart to Island Bay and Lyall Bay.

Stop B (#7017) under the Ronald McDonald House veranda is for services that 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, is for local services that arrive at this stop from Wellington and depart to Houghton Bay and Island Bay.

Please check the map for temporary hub locations and follow any signage on site.

If you have any questions please call Metlink on 0800 801 700.