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

Melling Comes Off Second Best In “Public Transport” Upgrade

Melling is a suburb of Lower Hutt and it’s where an author of this blog spent their early years. The railway line through Melling was opened in 1875 as part of the Wairarapa Line main line corridor from Wellington to Woodville, but in 1954, the branch line through the Hutt Valley via Waterloo and Pomare… Continue reading Melling Comes Off Second Best In “Public Transport” Upgrade