Christchurch Commuter trains proposed less than previous cost estimates

Published on 20/02/2022 at 5:43 pm.

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Tane Apanui, a Christchurch personal trainer and former Hornby ward candidate, is confident he can have :the service operating from Selwyn and Waimakariri districts into the city for about $1.8 million – a fraction of the $8.2m cost suggested in a 2014 report commissioned by Environment Canterbury (ECan).

The ECan report cited the cost of purchasing Auckland Transport's (AT) retired SX carriages would be up to $1.5m each, but it isunderstood the carriages are now valued at a considerably lower price.

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