Taking the bus to get to work, to school or an appointment should be a mundane part of daily life, but for some Wellingtonians it's been the stuff of nightmares.

This time one year ago commuters were trying to make their way home on day one of Wellington city's disastrous new network rollout.

In July 2018 politicians never imagined they'd be giving interviews today reflecting on the chaos.

The situation has been called many things, but a frustrated commuter's description of the network as being a "lasagne of failure" particularly stands out.

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It got so bad Greater Wellington Regional Council

Taking stock

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Meetings

Political fallout

Confidence blown

'Thank you driver'