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    Default Labours train set back in play

    We are now getting a few policies and details. This one is really scary as it is proof labour simply have no idea.

    A passenger rail service linking auckland, tauranga and hamilton. $10m goes to initial capital funding. Another $10m over 5 years to operational funding.

    To put this into context approx $156m is going to be spent on the 13 cycleways around christchurch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    We are now getting a few policies and details. This one is really scary as it is proof labour simply have no idea.

    A passenger rail service linking auckland, tauranga and hamilton. $10m goes to initial capital funding. Another $10m over 5 years to operational funding.

    To put this into context approx $156m is going to be spent on the 13 cycleways around christchurch.
    Richard Prebble must be Jacinda's uncle or something - Richard loved his trains
    “What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end”

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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Richard Prebble must be Jacinda's uncle or something - Richard loved his trains
    He was the only one to ever get them profitable. Then along came National's Ruth Richardson and sold them - never again to make a dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minimoke View Post
    We are now getting a few policies and details. This one is really scary as it is proof labour simply have no idea.

    A passenger rail service linking auckland, tauranga and hamilton. $10m goes to initial capital funding. Another $10m over 5 years to operational funding.

    To put this into context approx $156m is going to be spent on the 13 cycleways around christchurch.
    Hard to tell, are you a rail and transit expert MM? What is the net cost over five years to the same Auckland/Hamilton/Tauranga roading system from overloading, damage to tarseal, traffic jams, accidents, some of which may be curtailed by the use of light rail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    Hard to tell, are you a rail and transit expert MM?
    Do i need to be when you cant build a cycle way on existing roads for $20m

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    Quote Originally Posted by greater fool View Post
    Light rail, Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga? When did this get put on the policy platform????

    Heavy rail more like it. Using existing infrastructure.
    I think elzorro means rapid rail - once demand justifies it.

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