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New Kiwirail carriages present an opportunity…

November 4, 2011 by


It looks like the first of Kiwi Rails new AK class carriages are in use on the Coastal Pacific Express between Christchurch and Picton. This is good news for travellers, as they appear to be a substantial, and much-needed, improvement on what we had. The previous carriages were old and, having travelled on what was […]

Riding the Wairarapa train

October 17, 2011 by


Last week I rode on the Wairarapa line from Masterton to Wellington for the first time. The train left Masterton at about 6.48am and arrived in Wellington around 8.30ish. I found it an interesting experience, especially given the recent discussions on a rail revival in Christchurch. In a previous post, I talked about an idea for a commuter […]