15 Aug 2011

Bad weather disrupts transport in capital

10:38 pm on 15 August 2011

All bus services in the Wellington region have been cancelled from 7pm on Monday due to bad weather.

A spokesperson from NZ Bus says it has decided to cancel all services due to steady snow and the risk of accidents.

The spokesperson says a bus and car hit each other earlier on Monday, but there were no injuries.

Meanwhile, trains out of Wellington have been affected on Monday.

Services to Waikanae have been cancelled, although buses are being substituted on some departures.

Two services to Upper Hutt have been cancelled.

Some services on the Johnsonville line have also been cancelled because of mechanical failures and replaced by buses.