Te Huia Passenger numbers on the rise

Published on 19/07/2022 at 1:31 pm.

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Half price tickets due to government attempts to counter inflation has seen the Hamilton to Auckland commuter train Te Huia fill up rapidly.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson said on Sunday the government would battle inflation by extending the reductions to fuel excise duty, road user charges and half-price public transport by more than five months until January 31, 2023.

The initial cut was brought in to reduce cost of living pressures on households, in March 2022.

That saw record numbers of people board the train in April, after a slow start to the service due to it launching in 2021 amid pandemic uncertainty, and lockdowns which stopped travel over regional borders.

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