Road to rail: Can NZ get back on track with trains?

Published on 7/03/2022 at 2:10 pm.

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Young people growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand today likely don’t know how connected New Zealanders used to be by passenger train. Rail used to be the predominant means of getting around, and our country once had a world-leading network.

“Almost any town of consequence and many villages of insignificance were linked by rail,” historian André Brett, a lecturer at Australia’s Curtin University told 1News.

The climate crisis means the pressure has never been greater on countries worldwide to act on their transport emissions, pushing passenger trains back into the fore.

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