Christchurch Transport Blog: Kiwirail Dreamers Unrealistic Divide and Conquer

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More When it comes to a national rail network, we all want better than what we have now. What can be achieved, however, has to be tempered between pragmatism and dreaming. There are a small number of groups around the country mostly tied to minority political parties not… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Kiwirail Dreamers Unrealistic Divide and Conquer

Christchurch Transport Blog: Wellington Train Derailment Report Released

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released its report RO-2019-105 into the derailment of a freight train in Wellington Yard on 2 July 2019. This derailment blocked the rail lines into Wellington, and consequently made it impossible for suburban passenger trains to enter or leave the Wellington… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: Wellington Train Derailment Report Released

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

First published on Christchurch Transport Blog Read More 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… Continue reading Christchurch Transport Blog: No Likelihood Of Commuter Passenger Trains In Greater Christchurch For Another Generation