2 Oct 2014

Wellington bus company pleads guilty

12:50 pm on 2 October 2014

A Wellington bus company has pleaded guilty to a charge laid under health and safety laws relating to passengers getting trapped in bus doors.

Police have withdrawn several other charges Wellington City Transport had been facing.

The charges were laid after eight incidents last year of passengers getting trapped in bus doors.

Court documents show in the four and a half years before that, the company had failed to check the bus doors on a sufficiently regular basis.

Judge Arthur Tompkins convicted the company and it will be sentenced in the Wellington District Court next month.