Just take the bus

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

I hear many com­plaints about the trains of­ten be­ing late or not com­ing at all and then hav­ing to wait while re­place­ment buses are ar­ranged and then peo­ple not be­ing able to get on.

Few peo­ple seem to re­alise if you use the train be­tween cen­tral and Porirua sta­tions the di­rect bus (60) from Courte­nay Pl to Porirua Sta­tion (via John­sonville and Tawa) is a good al­ter­na­tive – es­pe­cially in the evening.

I have to say I have found the bus ser­vice com­fort­able, very re­li­able and tak­ing the same time if board­ing at the Courte­nay ter­mi­nal or Man­ners Mall as walk­ing to cen­tral sta­tion and board­ing the train.

I also ap­pre­ci­ate the free trans­fer to an­other bus from Porirua Sta­tion to my home.

By us­ing the train we have to pay ex­tra fares if we use the buses to and from the Cen­tral and Porirua sta­tions, and that is where sav­ings are made. Stu­art McLaren,

Ranui

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