National’s Attack On Public Transport Not A Gaffe?

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?

Historical Progression in Health and Safety Focus in Transportation Systems

One of the topics that is often raised in groups which deal with historical material is the difference in safety culture evident over an extended timeframe. For example it is often remarked upon that the people working in transportation systems such as railway networks would not be seen in earlier generations using safety equipment or… Continue reading Historical Progression in Health and Safety Focus in Transportation Systems

No Likelihood Of Commuter Passenger Trains In Greater Christchurch For Another Generation

As is abundantly clear this site is a champion of local commuter rail services in Greater Christchurch. This issue came to the fore in the current generation when the Labour government offered $100 million to establish a commuter rail service between Christchurch and Rolleston prior to the 2017 election. The promise, however, has turned out… Continue reading No Likelihood Of Commuter Passenger Trains In Greater Christchurch For Another Generation