'New' interim rolling stock for the Capital Connection train is now running from Palmerston North to Wellington. But could the Capital Connection be even better?
I live in Shannon. The platform raising started on Monday. I presume the old set is now at Hutt for refitting, though I see the double sliding-door arrangement, though conforming to current best-practice, as inferior to the old arrangement with the pneumatic (?) steps since it makes the re-integration of mothballed stations more expensive due to platform raising requirements.
A change of government will doom all further development. Very worrying to see so much potential wasted for ideological reasons.
I just started Substacking, mainly my interest is modern economics, but particularly as it impinges on what the country can and can't "afford". I'm still learning to navigate the platform, meanwhile perhaps you'd like to read what I wrote about National's recent transport announcements and how it affects investment already made: https://open.substack.com/pub/kevinmayes/p/luxons-election-roading-proposals?r=cfkw4&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web