What’s be­ing pro­posed

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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.

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