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Is Wellington transport on the right track?

Last updated 15:59 26/02/2014
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TIME FOR CHANGE: The new system is expected to be in place by 2020.

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New tunnel 'a buzz' for earlybirds Building up a sustainable thirst Pedestrians get first peek at new tunnel Shelly Bay paint job no-go for council High school students' lucky break Safety concerns for waterfront crossing Apartments await sign-off More fountains the call Matangi trains still screeching More room to move on tight city streets

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.


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