Te Huia: The need for speed

Andy Fyers
Sat, 24 Apr 2021

The Hamilton to Auckland train, Te Huia, was launched in April.
Andy Fyers
Sat, 24 Apr 2021
The Te Huia Hamilton to Auckland commuter train was near capacity on Thursday morning, but not with commuters.The majority of people appeared to be day-trippers making the most of the school holidays, with lots of families with children on board.This was the third time I’d caught the train from the Rotokauri Station in the north of Hamilton.On the other two occasions, the train was at 20-30% of capacity on the way up and 10-20% on the return.Figures for the first week of the service show that, aside from the opening day, patronage barely...

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