As many of you know, I’ve been involved with the changes happening to Wellington’s Public Transport system through my role as Chair of the My Life My Way Transport Working Group. I’ve been sharing updates as they come to hand so would like to share the following invitation to a presentation on making public transport more accessible which is being run by Metlink on Tuesday 3rd July. Please share this information and encourage people to attend, in particular, people who may be eligible for the Accessible Concession.
Kia ora, I’m Jane Dimmock from Greater Wellington Regional Council.
We are improving the Wellington region’s public transport network on July 15, including making catching Metlink buses, trains and ferries easier, more affordable and more accessible. We’d like to invite you to learn more about this.
WHAT: Making the Wellington region’s public transport more accessible
WHEN: 11 am Tuesday 3 July 2018
WHERE: Aronui Lecture Theatre at the Royal Society, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington.
The changes include:
- A 50% discount for Total Mobility Card holders and Blind Foundation members (Accessible Concession) on Metlink buses, trains and harbour ferries
- A 25% off peak discount for Metlink buses and trains
- A new fleet of buses with the ability to “kneel” and with wheelchair accessible front doors are on their way.
- Other fares, tickets and discounts will be introduced.
- Wellington city will have a new, more connected bus network with new routes and timetables.
We invite you to come along to hear more about these and the other changes we are making to the region’s public transport network to make it more accessible for the people that your organisation supports.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 29 June. If you have any questions please call Kristian South on 021519142. We look forward to seeing you there.