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.


Blogger Gary F said...

It'll be interesting to see if this takes off. I could certainly see myself making use of it on occasion. Also, I know quite a few people who sometimes use the bus to travel to and from Hamilton; who loathe having to do so and may well happily take to the train, particularly if it was a reasonably frequent service that ran early-ish in the mornings and late-ish in the evenings.

May I ask what train it is that you posted photographs of there, Miles? Is it the Capital Connection, or perhaps a Railway Enthusiasts Society excursion?

1:31 PM  
Blogger Charles said...

This is definitely the CC trainset and I think the station photos are at Hamilton on the east side of the station.

5:47 PM  
Blogger Tiercel said...

US high speed trainsvideo

4:57 AM  
Blogger Ponto Verde said...

At Portugal they are distroying old train stations:

see in:

and at:

10:10 PM  

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