Cuba Street Bus Stop Closes

20 September 2010

Wellington bus users will no longer be able to get on or off buses in Cuba Street from next week.

Map showing the temporary bus route

Map showing the temporary bus route

From Monday 27 September for about two months, all buses that normally travel via Cuba Street and Manners Street will continue along Wakefield Street, turn into Taranaki Street and then take their usual route, via either Courtenay Place or Taranaki Street.

The nearest stop for people who normally use the Cuba Street stop will be on Wakefield Street near the Michael Fowler Centre car park. A shelter from Cuba Street is being moved there.

In other directions, trolley buses will be travelling short distances on battery power. At several spots around the city, passersby will see workers in high-visibility vests moving bus poles up and down.

The temporary route and other changes are required so bus services can be maintained while work is carried out on the overhead trolley network for the new two-way bus route that is under construction in Manners Street. The route is expected to be ready at the end of November.

A new shared public space will be developed in lower Cuba Street next year.