On 12 April 2022, the leader of the National Party, Christopher Luxon, was quoted in a news article saying “public transport needs to stand on its own feet. It can’t be subsidised or underwritten … it has to be able to build on its own case“. The following day he walked back his comments, saying… Continue reading National’s Attack On Public Transport Not A Gaffe?
The National Railway Museum of New Zealand was launched at Ferrymead Heritage Park in October 2005 at a groundbreaking ceremony by Sir Neil Cossons, who came over from the UK as part of a “heritage week” around New Zealand. The idea of the museum seems to be strongly implied by its title, to follow in… Continue reading National Railway Museum Stumbles
In 2017, the Labour Party entered the election campaign promising to fund commuter passenger rail in Christchurch to the tune of $100 million. Labour won enough support in the election to form a government with the pro-rail NZ First party, so there should have been no lack of desire to implement this proposal, although in… Continue reading Ecan’s latest commuter train proposal a political stunt