ASSIGNMENT:

Is Wellington transport on the right track?

Last updated 15:59 26/02/2014
matangi
MAARTEN HOLL/Fairfax NZ

TIME FOR CHANGE: The new system is expected to be in place by 2020.

Relevant offers

Wellington

Wellington waterfront could get $400K changing rooms for platform jumpers Kilbirnie Pak 'n Save in booze ban after selling to pair of 16-year-olds Thieves target cars in suburban Wellington South Wellington Intermediate principal pleads for fix to leaky roof Basin Reserve flyover stoush 'shows NZTA had given up on other ideas' Wellington's Queen Victoria statue falls flat at unveiling - 150 years of news Obituary: Cellist Ian Lyons' life was devoted to music and mystery Horowhenua motorcycle crash sends teenager to hospital New timetable for Johnsonville train line plagued by delays Wellington couples kiss for victory to celebrate 70 years since WWII ended

A radical revamp is proposed for Wellington's rush-hour rail service.

As part of $49 million overhaultimetables will be thrown out, more trains would depart directly from hubs in  Porirua, Johnsonville and Taita every morning, and commuters living further afield would travel express into the city from those points. The same system would operate in reverse each evening.

The Basin Flyover is also up for debate and issues are being discussed at a board of inquiry.

What do you think of the transport plans for Wellington? Will they solve our problems, or simply cause more problems at unnecessary cost? How do you expect them to affect your commute?  Let us know by hitting the big green 'contribute' button.


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

What should happen with the Zephyrometer?

Build a new one just like the old one

Replace it with something completely new

Leave it as it is!

Clear the space - not a good place for a sculpture

Vote Result

Related story: Wind wand's future up in the air

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content