Rangiora / Kaiapoi Express Bus Numbers Well Short Of Viable For Trains

Between 2016 and 2020, the New Zealand government built an extension of the Christchurch Northern Motorway as a part of its Roads of National Significance programme, at a cost of $240 million. This created a more direct and faster transport route between QEII Drive in Christchurch and the Chaneys Interchange just to the north of… Continue reading Rangiora / Kaiapoi Express Bus Numbers Well Short Of Viable For Trains

Ecan’s latest commuter train proposal a political stunt

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

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