Thursday, March 23, 2006

Yes please!

This report says Plans are in the pipeline for a commuter rail link between Auckland and Hamilton. The Hamilton City Council and Waikato's regional council are funding a $25,000 feasibility study on such a service. It is envisaged the train would stop at up to five Waikato stations on its journey from Hamilton to Papakura, where it would link with other city bound trains.
A similar service failed five years ago but the Council says this one would be different, as it would be directly related to user demand. A study on the project has been initiated and will be put to Land Transport New Zealand as part of an application for funding.