Urban Development Challenges to the Main North Line rail corridor

This is the second of two posts that look at the pros and cons of suburban passenger train development along the two main rail corridors in Greater Christchurch. Compared to the MSL corridor, the MNL corridor is less impacted by development constraints and has the advantage of existing residential development along much of it. It… Continue reading Urban Development Challenges to the Main North Line rail corridor

Urban Development Challenges to the Main South Line rail corridor

Following on from last time here is the first of two posts which compare the two existing rail corridors and have a look at the pros and cons of each. The Main South Line corridor originates at Lyttelton and runs through Rolleston on its way to Invercargill. In its 2017 election manifesto, Labour placed on… Continue reading Urban Development Challenges to the Main South Line rail corridor

Greater Christchurch urban development constraints from Christchurch International Airport

As we know which has been covered in this blog in various forms previously, we do have an interest here in rail suburban passenger services on the Christchurch-Rolleston and Christchurch-Rangiora rail corridors. The current pattern of urban development in Greater Christchurch is impacted by the location of Christchurch International Airport and the imposition of noise… Continue reading Greater Christchurch urban development constraints from Christchurch International Airport