21 Apr 2021

North Island night rail service proposed

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:40 pm on 21 April 2021

Rail transport is at the front of our minds at the moment. The ongoing debate over public transit in our biggest cities has trains in every second breath and a new passenger service has just opened between Kirikiriroa and Tāmaki Makaurau. 

Dr. Paul Callister from Institute of Governance and Policy Studies and Professor Robert McLachlan are thinking bigger, and have their eyes on the possibility of returning a night train service between Te Whānganui-a-tara and Tāmaki Makaurau. 

The only passenger trains stopping at Te Kuiti these days are excursions by Glenbrook vintage Railway.

Photo: Supplied / King Country News

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