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Regional rail wins funding for business case

Friday 22 May 20 11:00am

Wellington service train leaves Masterton

 

A PROPOSAL for new trains to replace diesel engines with electric and expand Wellington’s regional rail service has won Government funding – but only to see if the business case stacks up.

Waka Kotahi, the New Zealand Transport Agency, has approved $5 million for the Greater Wellington and Horizons regional councils to develop a detailed business plan for a $300 million expansion of the regional rail service, including more frequent services to Palmerston North and Masterton.

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