Record passenger numbers for Te Huia Hamilton-Auckland services

Published on 11/05/2022 at 10:17 am.

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A bumper month of patronage for Te Huia Hamilton-Auckland train was no surprise to Te Huia rail governance group chair Hugh Vercoe. He puts it down to giving the people what they want as opposed to half-price fares and the school holidays.

Te Huia launched last year amid pandemic uncertainty, and lockdowns soon stopped travel over regional borders, however, with restrictions eased and the service adjusted, April saw record numbers of people board the train.

Waikato Regional Council figures show the average number of passengers on weekdays in April was 260 passengers compared to 82 in March.

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