Bid to save Capital Connection

Last updated 11:55 31/08/2012

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The KiwiRail Wellington carriage depot, the historic Otaki station and eight train carriages could be sold, under proposal to to save the Capital Connection train service..

The Wellington Regional Council's has presented Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee with a business case to save the train service.

The proposal also includes  a 10 per cent fares rise for passengers travelling from north of Waikanae, and  a three per cent rise each year for the next four years.

Regional council transport committee chairman Peter Glensor said he was confident the service could be saved.

The possible increases were in contrast to the 50 per cent fare hikes KiwiRail said were needed to keep the service, he said.

A a multi-storey parking be built at Waikanae station to provide more parks has also be proposed. ''Even if space can be found for off-street parking it is likely to come at a significant capital cost; in the absence 

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