Greater Wellington Regional Council says more affordable fares are coming for students, blind and disabled customers, and adults travelling during the off-peak periods in the Wellington region.
Metlink is moving towards an integrated fares and ticketing (IFT) system. This new system will simplify the large number of existing fare products (such as various bus smartcards, ten-trip tickets on bus and rail, monthly passes, day passes, event tickets, etc) across the region’s bus, rail and ferry networks.
In August/September 2017 Greater Wellington consulted with the public on proposed Metlink fare changes, which included a series of public meetings. Over 700 submissions were received on the proposed changes.
Based on this feedback Greater Wellington Regional Council made further changes to simplifying fares and improving overall affordability after consulting the public on its proposed Better Metlink Fares package.
In July 2018, Wellington city’s new bus network becomes operative, and Snapper will become the sole interim travel card on all buses in the region.