News | Motoring
21 Nov 2017 17:08
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Motoring

    'Take it easy tomorrow': Wellington police

    Wellington police are urging motorists to be sensible on the roads on Thursday, as a rail strike will see commuters take to their cars.


    The state highways leading into the capital are going to be chock-full of cars on Thursday, so being patient and sensible is key, police are urging.

    A 24-hour strike of rail workers means no commuter trains are running, while no replacement buses will fill the gaps.

    This means people that make up the more than 30,000 daily passenger journeys will likely take to cars.

    Wellington road policing manager Inspector Jan Craig hopes drivers will be sensible.

    "We need motorists to take it easy," she said.

    "Accept your journey is going to take longer than normal and sit back and enjoy the ride.

    "If you can, think about getting on the road early or later in the day."

    Insp Craig said to watch following distances and be on the lookout for more pedestrians, cyclists and motorbikes out there than usual.

    Wellington's regional and city councils are asking commuters to carpool or not drive into the city if they have no pre-planned parking space.

    Train services will return to normal for Friday.


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Motoring News
     21 Nov: Kabul to Calais: A 13-year-old's dangerous attempt to reach a new life in London
     20 Nov: Rohingya refugee on Nauru injured in motorcycle crash
     19 Nov: Road toll prompts minister to call meeting
     19 Nov: Fatal crash at Fernhill in Hawke's Bay
     17 Nov: Man charged over Ohingaiti crash
     16 Nov: Worker loses eye in grinder accident
     16 Nov: Capital's commuter chaos avoided
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks as dangerous as ever: Gatland More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Fonterra milk collection lifts in October More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Living rooms for rent by the minute outsource the whole idea of home 17:07

    Law and Order:
    Man found 'alive' after alleged kidnapping 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Harrison Ford came to the rescue of a woman who drove her car off the road in California on Sunday (19.11.17) 16:50

    Law and Order:
    Sacked ref takes legal action against NRL 16:27

    Entertainment:
    Jeffrey Tambor has quit 'Transparent' 16:20

    Rugby League:
    Pearce exit not your fault, Cronk: Cordner 16:17

    International:
    WWI diggers' relatives celebrate decision not to build wind farm near French battlefield 16:07

    Entertainment:
    Kerry Katona is "gutted" to no longer be a member of Atomic Kitten 15:50

    Law and Order:
    He said, he said in police kidnap trial 15:27

    Rugby League:
    Taukeiaho to break pain barrier for Tonga 15:27


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd