Te Huia train to roll to the Strand, but why only on Saturdays?

From Checkpoint, 5:48 pm on 9 July 2021

It's arguably the little train that couldn't. Couldn't quite get into the main commuter hub in Auckland CBD.

But it does appear to be edging closer.

The controversial Te Huia train from Hamilton to Auckland currently only goes as far as Papakura, where people have to change services, taking about another hour to actually get into the city.

But from later this month, on Saturdays, Te Huia will head right the way into Auckland.

It will however be going to the Strand station, where there is no connecting transport.

Councillor Hugh Vercoe, from Te Huia's governance group, explains why it's only a once a week offer.