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$37m spend aims to make Wellington’s commuter rail services more reliable

The Government today announced what it calls a $37 million Wellington Commuter Package to be spent over the next three years.

The package includes:

• A full double track on the Hutt Valley Line between Upper Hutt and Trentham – $22 million
• A third platform for Porirua Station – $3.5 million
• A turn-back facility at Plimmerton – $2.5 million
• Upgrade of bridges and slopes – $9 million
• Upgrade of ‘Park and Ride’ facilities for the Kapiti and Hutt Valley Lines
• A programme to integrate and optimise rail and bus services.

Transport Minister Simon Bridges says the spend will enhance the reliability of Wellington’s commuter rail network and builds on Budget 2017’s $98.4 million investment in Wellington’s commuter rail network.

“The Wellington commuter rail package will enable a more reliable, efficient and frequent commuter service in Wellington. These improvements will support the growing the patronage of these services.”

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1 comment:

  1. luke, 8. August 2017, 6:20

    good stuff, following that they should introduce some Battery EMUs for services to Otaki, reduce the single line north of Pukerua Bay and new crossing loops to allow more Kapiti/Wairarapa services and securing the future of the Palmerston North train making it more like the Wairarapa one.