Wellington Cable Car Limited (WCCL) is a council controlled organisation (CCO) owned by Wellington City Council (WCC). The company proudly owns, operates and maintains Wellington’s iconic Cable Car and the unique Trolley Bus DC overhead electrical network.
The Cable Car carries in excess of 1,000,000 passengers a year and runs every ten minutes between Lambton Quay and Kelburn, for the benefit of local residents and tourists alike.
The Trolley Bus traction system is used throughout the city and outer suburbs and was once designed for use by the trams but is now exclusively used by Wellington’s Trolley Buses.
There has been a long association between the operation and maintenance of the DC traction system and the electricity undertaking within Wellington. At one time, these were both part of the same Wellington City Council Department - Electricity and Tramways Department.