6 Apr 2021

Road vs rail: Te Huia train slower but 'much more convenient'

From Checkpoint, 5:42 pm on 6 April 2021

It is the first day of the new Hamilton to Auckland return train service Te Huia.

On board Nick Truebridge hears from passengers who say it is much more convenient than driving.

The train is slower though. Reporter Louise Ternouth drove from Auckland and arrived in Kirikiriroa Hamilton before the train. One significant factor for traffic is that Tuesday is a school holiday.