What’s being proposed
Councillor Dave Macpherson gave this proposal to the growth and infrastructure committee on how the rail service could run.
A twice-a-day commuter passenger service from Frankton station will leave at 6am and 6.40am for Papakura station. Passengers will switch to Auckland’s electric metro train service to travel to Britomart. A ticket price of about $25 one way is being suggested for Hamilton to Britomart. From a planned new Te Rapa park and ride station it will take about two hours and15 minutes, which includes switching trains.
The train from Te Rapa will stop in Huntly and Tuakau on the way to Papakura.
The Waikato Regional Council ran a passenger demand survey which suggested that at a conservative estimate about 250 passengers per day would use the service.